Isolating Tensions: Foreground & Background in “Children of Men”

The world in P.D. James’ novel The Children of Men differs vastly from the onscreen realm that we see in the 2006 film adaptation. The basic premise remains the same: widespread infertility has halted the birth of human babies for nearly twenty-five years and Oxford professor Theo Faron, along with the rest of humanity, calmly and apathetically … Continue reading Isolating Tensions: Foreground & Background in “Children of Men”

Information Dump, or Why “Inception” Lost Best Original Screenplay

Okay, that’s unfair. Inception didn’t win Best Original Screenplay because the Academy preferred The King’s Speech, and with good reason. It was a great film built upon the foundation of a powerful script. (Why Hans Zimmer didn’t win Best Original Score is beyond me though…) The most common criticism I’ve heard regarding the execution of … Continue reading Information Dump, or Why “Inception” Lost Best Original Screenplay