Modigliani Movie Inquiries is part of this collective. And we've released our first book. 123 pieces on all the movies each of us covered in 2011. Something like 70+ movies are covered. And it's only $2.99!
Here's the description.
So you've just finished watching a movie. You've read Roger Ebert's review: he makes you feel better about wholeheartedly loving a movie. You've just read Rex Reed's review: you're confused and upset, wondering why he hated it so much. You keep reading review after review, wondering the whole time, "Hey, what am I really learning from any of this?"
And then you read FilmEd, where it's not just someone's opinion slapped onto the Internet, but an invitation for discussion.
-What happened at the end of "The Ides of March"?
-Why did he wear the mask in "Drive"?
-What do the aliens symbolize in "Attack the Block"?
-What's the role of forgiveness in "Another Earth"?
-How does Greek mythology infuses itself with "Warrior"?
-What was the meaning of Elle and James' relationship in "Certified Copy"?
We don't waste your time with on-the-surface observations of a film you've just seen—where's the fun in that? We create questions and strive to answer them. We explore the deeper meanings of film. We attempt to push discussion, create doubt and uncertainty, and give every movie a chance for evaluation beyond mere observance. For that is what's great about movies: anybody can watch them, and anybody can have an opinion. We're trying to take that opinion and expand it. Make it blossom. Give it substance. So, what are your questions?
Well here's your opportunity. Look inside this book and you'll constantly find questions being asked and then answered. Several entities coming together and analyzing several different films and topics, from themes and metaphors to Hollywood fashion and what exactly WAS going on in "Drive". These aren't stubborn, end-all opinions thrown at you—these are analyses that invite you to participate. You can disagree and counter, or you can build on an idea. Either way, in the end, you'll come with a better understanding of film, and the education you've received will have come from one person: you.
Want to buy? You can click on the image at the top of the page, or here. Note that, at the moment, the book is only available digitally. There is no physical copy. Seeing as this is our first book, we're hoping online sales will be strong and we can leverage that to wrangle a publishing deal. So, please, if you've enjoy the content of the site, help us out! Again, the book is $2.99. If you have a Kindle, awesome. If you don't, you don't need one. You just need a PC, or Mac, or iPad, or other tablet, or iPhone, or Droid, or any other smart phone. Find out more about that here.