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Horror Cinema—Cult Fiction

Horror movies first broke into the film scene well over a hundred years ago. However, it was not until the 1970s that they began to draw a massive number of fans with the rise of midnight movie screenings and cinema revival houses. In this article, we explore the emergence of horror fandoms.

Hitler–Führer and Filmmaker

Films have always been a powerful medium of expression, with its reach that often being used to promote political agendas and ideals. The Triumph of the Will was the first propaganda film of its magnitude, with imagery particularly designed to increase the clout of the Nazi empire—despite the party being in shambles at the time, The Triumph of the Will presented the Nazis in a position of extreme might and power.

Strads―The Million-Dollar Violins

In 2011, the Lady Blunt violin was sold for a record sum of 15.9 million dollars. The instrument owes this high valuation to its maker, Antonio Stradivari. whose violins command hefty price tags courtesy their distinguished sound that is yet to be fully understood.

The Forgotten Genius of Green Day

What makes the self-proclaimed ‘God’s favourite band’ so different from every other punk-rock band ever? From sleeping on couches and floors to reviving a genre, inspiring a generation of fans and all the while redefining themselves through their music; Green Day has gone from being an overnight phenomenon to being synonymous with rock and roll.

The Road Always Taken—The Fall of YA Movie Franchises

The rise in popularity of Young Adult fiction novels and series has been influencing the film industry for many years. While some adaptations of books and their sequels have seen box-office success, others have not been quite as favoured. This article explores the reasons behind the failure of these franchises giving way to the success of others.

Looking into Hip-Hop’s Soul

Hip-hop is about translating real-life scenarios into music and is just like any other expression of creativity. However, since its inception, there has been a social stigma attached to the genre. In this article, we challenge that misconception.

The Fray—How To Save A Life

If heartfelt lyrics coupled with a slow piano ballad is your idea of a good song, then The Fray might just become your favourite band. Here’s a look at their debut, considered by many to be as fine an entry as possible.

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