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Mighty, Mighty Mythology: The Living Evolution of Stories

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Tarsem Singh, the director of “Immortals,” claims that his approach is very similar to Caravaggio and his Renaissance peers, who “put in what was hip to their time.”

Dickens the Media King (2): A Few Words with Author Lewis Buzbee

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If he lived today Dickens “would be on Facebook, would be tweeting constantly, and not only would he make his own films, he’d probably have several TV shows in the works at the same time.”

Death by Media: The Hunger Games and Teen Authenticity (Part 2)

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“After dinner we watch the replay in the sitting room… And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable.”

Death by Media: The Hunger Games and Teen Authenticity (Part 1)

A PR Phony Meets an Authentic Teen: Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks, left) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in THE HUNGER GAMES. (Photo credit: Murray Close.)

“There’s this sort of upbeat soundtrack playing under it that makes it twice as awful because, of course, almost everyone on-screen is dead.”