Chicago Film Scene Think Pieces

Do you ever find yourself, between movie marathons and TV binges, thinking about what you’re watching beyond pure entertainment value?

Maybe it’s about how the themes and attitudes of what you’re watching offer a snapshot of the cultural attitudes of the times? Maybe it’s about how film has evolved over the last century? Hell it could all of those and none of those. If so, then this is the place for you.

This is a place for all us CFS Folk to upload our in depth think pieces, both for the individual article and ongoing series, on anything film related. Cause, let’s be honest, we tend to think about movies and TV a lot.

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Chicago Film Scene Think Pieces Community

RE/MEMBERING THE MIRROR: Reflections on Cats, Frankenstein, & the Release of 1989 (TV)

ACT 1 Prologue: I was running late for my first ballet performance at Lyric Opera House, even though I bought a ticket to see The Joffrey Ballet perform ‘Frankenstein‘ a month earlier. Shuffling through plastic storage containers, I managed...
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Chicago Film Scene Think Pieces Community

SHATTERING THE MIRROR: Reflections on Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour (Film) Release, & Friday the 13th

In the song “mirrorball” Taylor Alison Swift sings, “I want you to know / I’m a mirrorball / I’ll show you every version of yourself tonight.” Peering up at the ceiling inside Leonidas Cafe...
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