#FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was the film that inspired me to pursue a career in filmmaking. Now, 14 years later, the adventure continues with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). In all honesty, Pirates 5 should have been the fourth installment of this… Read More #FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)

#ThesisThursday: “Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences”

Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences It is a public misunderstanding that people refer to animations as children films. I am curious as to why this belief exists and if it is common amongst most film audiences. As Walt Disney said, “I do not make films primarily for children.… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences”

#FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Beauty and the Beast (1991) is my favorite and most cherished Disney animation for its breathtaking imagery, timeless music, and impactful morals. Thursday night, the anticipated remake of this Disney classic finally graced the silver screen. With high hopes and expectations, I could not contain my excitement as I waited in the theater. Beauty… Read More #FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

#ThesisThursday: “Massive Paws, Killer Claws, and Deformities: Horror and Otherness within the Role of Disney’s Monsters”

With Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast soon approaching, I would like to share my thesis regarding the Gothic themes within the roles of the monstrous and feminine Other represented in some of Disney’s “renaissance” animations. Despite Disney’s traditional “happily ever-after” resolution for their animated feature films, Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Hunchback of… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Massive Paws, Killer Claws, and Deformities: Horror and Otherness within the Role of Disney’s Monsters”