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The art of the trailer: Genre tropes

The genre of a film determines a lot, from typical plot points and character arcs to visual style. It’s no surprise then that trailers follow a similar pattern. It might sound obvious that the trailers for comedies and thrillers follow ...

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The fallacies of YA fiction

YA fiction has always bothered me, but not for the reasons you might suspect. Don’t worry, this isn’t about how adults should grow up and read real literature. I’m a YA fan, from The Hunger Games to Paper Towns. You’ll find ...

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Lost Girls and the nature of filth

Literary ascension is an objective of many genres. Science fiction and fantasy continually battle to have their literary entries recognised, more unconventional media like comic books lobby for validation of their literary qualities, and the digital era may produce new ...

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