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Cinematic Television

I have already written extensively on a couple of miniseries this year that have blurred the line between cinema and television (Red Riding Trilogy, Carlos). Many directors are turning to this format as a way to expand the possibilities of cinema, and as a result, we are experiencing what may in the future be referred to as the definitive golden age of TV. HBO has raised the bar on series like The Wire and The Sopranos, and AMC is right on their heels with Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Some of these shows are just damn good television, but in a few instances there is little to distinguish between the big and small screens. Here are a few of those instances. Continue reading

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HBO fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” has trailer

George R. R. Martin’s beloved fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, is being adapted into a tv mini-series by HBO and they have just released the first (info) trailer. Continue reading