Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?
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Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?

Actress Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her starring role in the drama “Still Alice” at the 87th Academy Awards last night, but did the movie accurately depict early-onset dementia? Actor Eddie Redmayne also received one of the coveted gold statues, but was his portrayal of Stephen Hawking’s neurological disorder scientifically defensible in the biopic … Continue reading

Going Camping…On a Movie Set? Cast and Crew of Drexel Prof’s New Movie Found Out What It’s Like
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Going Camping…On a Movie Set? Cast and Crew of Drexel Prof’s New Movie Found Out What It’s Like

A rainstorm, a mudslide, flooding, a stinkbug infestation and a swarm of cicada killer wasps- sounds like things you’d find on the set of the new “Hunger Games” movie, but these natural co-stars actually played important roles in Lise Raven’s “Kinderwald,” which will make its North American debut at the Slamdance Film Festival next week. … Continue reading

Anointing Excellence: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Selection of the Peabody Awards
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Anointing Excellence: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Selection of the Peabody Awards

The George Foster Peabody Awards have been considered a standard of electronic media excellence for the last 72 years. On May 20, writers, reporters, editors, producers, directors and all manner of media magnates will gather at the Waldorf Astoria to honor the best programming from 2012. Westphal College Dean Allen Sabinson, a member of the … Continue reading

1920s Fashion in “The Great Gatsby”: Factual or Faulty?
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1920s Fashion in “The Great Gatsby”: Factual or Faulty?

As Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” hits theaters today, we’ll finally get to witness for ourselves the kaleidoscopic display of pearls, feathers and sequins that has been splashed across TV screens  and magazines for months. The film, based on the great American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, takes place in 1922 – during … Continue reading

The Magic Behind Movie Making: A Drexel Professor’s Role in “Silver Linings Playbook”
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The Magic Behind Movie Making: A Drexel Professor’s Role in “Silver Linings Playbook”

The final word on the year’s best movies is annually handed down by the Academy of Motion Pictures in the form of little, gold “Oscar” statuettes. And while the stars are still the most recognizable part of these films, nearly everything else that appears on the “silver screen” today has been touched –and retouched- by a talented group … Continue reading