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Hello, I’m Craig Benzine. Also known as WheezyWaiter, also known as Craig. You don’t even have to refer to me, really. If you don’t wanna. Do you want to know more about movies? sure! We all do! Well, you’re in […]

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2001 – A Space Odyssey: Crash Course Film Criticism #15

[Ominous Music] Well, here we are! The last episode of Crash Course Film Criticism. So to round out this series, it’s time to talk about a movie that’s known for being both profound and timeless. Occasionally a film comes along […]

Do the Right Thing: Crash Course Film Criticism #6
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Do the Right Thing: Crash Course Film Criticism #6

Mainstream American films don’t often tackle race and racism head-on, and when they do, they often end up trying to find easy answers. Which makes films like Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing all the more powerful. It’s an intimate […]

Apocalypse Now: Crash Course Film Criticism #8
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Apocalypse Now: Crash Course Film Criticism #8

There are war movies, and then there’s Apocalypse Now. In the late 1970s, Francis Ford Coppola hauled a film crew into the jungles of the Philippines and barely emerged with his sanity intact. And, he emerged with a film that […]

Breaking the Silence: Crash Course Film History #10
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Breaking the Silence: Crash Course Film History #10

Hey! Hello. Can anybody hear me? You can? Good! That’s because of something called synchronous sound. It means that the words I’m saying right now are being recorded, then matched with the video. So when you watch this, the sound […]

The Language of Film: Crash Course Film History #5
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The Language of Film: Crash Course Film History #5

The earliest days of film are full of self-taught artists, doing lots of experimentation, and stumbling across many a happy accident. And some sad accidents, probably. Nobody really knew what they were doing. They were making it up as they […]

The Lumiere Brothers: Crash Course Film History #3
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The Lumiere Brothers: Crash Course Film History #3

Hi. I’m the internet’s Craig. This is Crash Course Film History. Based on what you’ve probably heard, or read, or… what I told you last time, you’re probably under the impression that the development of modern film technology is all […]