Sam Staley | Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM PST | Comments Off on Ban Guns, Come Hell or High Water
I didn’t fully recognize the remarkably pervasive anti-gun statement embedded in the well-received film Hell or High Water until my morning jog the following day. The message is so subtle, so nuanced, and so expertly executed, this movie could be used as a textbook case for how narrative filmmaking can promote policy positions. And...
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Tags: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Hell or High Water, narrative filmmaking, Second Amendment
Sam Staley | Thursday September 1, 2016 at 8:54 PM PST | Comments Off on Should Conservatives Give Up on Narrative Filmmaking?
In a pivotal scene in the film Free State of Jones, three white men are chasing the recently freed slave Moses down a dirt road in immediate post-Civil War Mississippi. What is notably missing from Moses’s hands is a gun, a symbolic feature embedded so thoroughly in the narrative of the film that it could...
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Tags: 2016 Obama, AmeriGeddon, documentary filmmaking, film, filmmaking, free state of jones, Gun Control, narrative filmmaking, Second Amendment, self defense