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The Amazing Ways Akira Uses Light To Tell Its Story

The Amazing Ways Akira Uses Light To Tell Its Story

Video: Akira is considered an all-time classic in animation for many reasons — but one rarely championed is the way it uses light in the movie to support Katsuhiro Otomo’s commentary on the grim future of Neo-Tokyo.

What Makes Saving Private Ryan’s Beach Landing Scene So Brilliant

What Makes Saving Private Ryan’s Beach Landing Scene So Brilliant

Video: Some movie scenes are unforgettable, and Steven Spielberg’s reenactment of the Normandy Landing is one of them. Every shot feels chaotic, with indiscriminate bloodshed consistent with this brutal event. But as Nerdwriter1 explains in the video below, Spielberg’s filmmaking choices are anything but random.