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Film 101 - Essential Cinematic Concepts

This section contains definitions of terms and concepts associated with filmmaking and film watching. We can take long words like "foreshadowing" and "intertextual" and break them down for you. Never again get pushed around by an elitist!

This series begins with an explanation of the Hays Code, the "Video Nasties," and something we call "The Doerschuk principle," which helps explain why critics think the way they do.

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