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What is Water: A Review and Discussion of “Chinatown” (1974)

On Wednesday, May 6, the Carsey-Wolf Center kicked off its new series, Inside Perspectives: Neo-Noir and the Contemporary City, with a 1974 favorite,  “Chinatown.” Directed by Roman Polanski and ...
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TEDx: Spreading Ideas to the New and the Next

UCSB students and faculty assembled in Isla Vista’s Embarcadero Hall on Saturday, April 11 for an afternoon of innovation and inspiration with TEDx. Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is a n...
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Ecological Storytelling with Hayao Miyazaki

Encouraging the Preservation of the Environment Through Animated Film
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“Partners in Crime” Sheds Light on the Truths of the Teenage Psyche

Chang Jung-chi’s thriller is all about uncovering secrets, discovering lies and exposing the truth. One would expect as much from a story centered on the sleuthing adventures of high school boys, bu...
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Cousteau Family Honored with the Attenborough Award “Secret Ocean 3D” Grants Cousteau Excellence in Nature Filmmaking Award

The second day of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival found the Arlington Theatre packed with many eager to meet the legendary Cousteau family. Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Ja...
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“It Starts With the Script” Writer’s Panel SBIFF Panel Uncovers the Process and Art Behind Screenwriting

Like most Hollywood professions, the art and business of screenwriting is perplexing. Career paths don’t necessarily follow the same direction (although the formulaic nature of scripts themselves ar...
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Artsweek Picks for Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” Phi Do, staff writer In many ocean documentaries, large creatures like dolphins, sharks and whales often dominate the frame. But thanks to the gro...
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SB International Film Festival Promises Big Celebrities and Films

Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Eddie Redmayne walk into Wildcat, sit down and sip on $10 whiskey sours while a crowd of Gauchos dance their faces off to “I don’t give a f*ck,” the latest ram...
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More than Just a Cogwheel

What comes to mind when you hear the word “castle”? Probably not a walking house fused with cogwheels, steaming pipes and turrets balancing on four thin, metallic bird feet. It may look like a dum...
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Q&A with “Guardians of the Galaxy” Editor: Fred Raskin Shares Editing Experience with Marvel

A team of misfits. A powerful orb. An ambitious villain. A battle to save the universe. All these combine to form the thrilling, heart-warming and stellar adventure known as “Guardians of the Galaxy...
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No Time to Write a Novel Like the Present: Advice to Get Started on Nanowrimo

  With tips provided by: Ashley Ong (freshman, physics major), Jason Chun (Freshman, English major), Sarah Ziemer (Freshman, Biopsychology) and Allegra Bottlik (UCSB graduate, creative writer) &n...
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Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus: The Rise and Fall of Mozart and Salieri

From the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is forever imprinted in our culture. Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play “Am...
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