Law professor Jessica Silbey will discuss the history of law in American film on Wednesday at a Law Library of Congress event. Here, she looks at the pitfalls of crime shows, names her favorite legal drama, and explains how the depiction of law in film has changed over the past 125 years.
When Hollywood producers approached former Northeastern journalism professor and alumnus Walter Robinson and the team of Boston Globe reporters whose “Spotlight” series broke open the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2002, they had some trepidation.
The most interesting films are those that “encourage the viewer to get off the couch and act,” says Sabrina Chammas, AS’10, who is currently producing a documentary on blind ballerinas in Brazil.
Brandon Isaacson, the vice president of Northeastern’s Film Enthusiasts’ Club, watches as many as 400 movies per year, from seminal classics to independent brain-busters.
Rising budgets, new technology, and Kickstarter campaigns are changing the game for moviemakers, according to executive professor of animation Terrence Masson.
Student filmmakers participating in the 12th annual Campus MovieFest are hoping that their films are good enough to get the red carpet treatment in Tinseltown.
Four students and alumni received Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards from the College of Arts, Media, and Design for channeling their creativity and leadership skills through film, theater, music, and architecture.
Sixty films from 17 countries will be screened at the 11th annual Boston Latino International Film Festival, which opens Thursday at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute.
The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” dominated the box office this weekend, netting more than $155 million in its first three days in theaters. We asked English professor Kathleen Kelly, who teaches classes that cover book-to-film adaptations and plans to see “The Hunger Games” this week, about what makes a successful movie version of a work of popular literature.
By Carli Velocci, a third-year English major, with minors in journalism and cinema studies For many moviegoers, watching a Terrence Malick film is like looking at a Jackson Pollack painting: It’s […]
A viral marketing campaign for the summer blockbuster movie “Super 8” hit the Web more than a year before its theatrical release last Friday. We asked senior academic specialist Terrence Masson, director of the creative industries program at Northeastern, to analyze the impact of using social networks to drive audiences to the movies.
Northeastern cinema studies professor talks about destructive impact that Hollywood depictions of beauty can have on eating and other behavior