EFC Presents: A Bad Romance

Feat. The Music of Journey, John Barry, and Bernard Hermann (In a very special EFC Music Video!) 

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

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EFC 3.03: Thoroughbreds

Feat. The Music of MGMT

“I’ve gotten so good at watching people’s emotions that I forget I don’t even have them.”

*SPOILER FREE*

In affluent suburban Connecticut, two rich girls, Lily & Amanda, rekindle their childhood friendship, by plotting the murder of Lily’s intolerable stepdad. Continue reading “EFC 3.03: Thoroughbreds”

Sadness Movie Characters

Sadness – Sense of sympathy, sorrow, grief, despair. Facilitates social bonding, processes traumatic experience. Mourns the loss of relationship, life or vitality.

We can all experience Sadness. However, some characters seem to experience the emotion so routinely that it dictates their personality and behavior. While most of the actors below are crying, I don’t believe all Sadness-dominant personalities cry necessarily.  Continue reading “Sadness Movie Characters”

EFC 2.07 – Dr. Strange

Feat. The Music of Cold War Kids, and Earth, Wind & Fire (In a Special EFC Music Video!)

“You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole, and you’ve spent your whole life trying to widen that keyhole – to see more, to know more. And now, upon hearing that it can be widened, in ways you can’t imagine, you reject the possibility.”

The famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell, said that Step #1 in The Hero’s Journey is The Call to Adventure. The caller, of course, is The Universe, and it wants the hero to undergo a transformative experience of some kind. But the hero must pick up the phone in order for the journey to commence. Continue reading “EFC 2.07 – Dr. Strange”

About

Feat. The Music of Olivia Newton-John

Welcome to Experience Film! A visceral, psychological perspective on modern cinema! Let me tell you how this whole thing works.

About once per month i’ll induct a new film into what i’ll call The Experience Films Collection.”EFC” for short. Here I’ll commemorate the chosen film by psychoanalyzing the lead characters and tenderly depicting the outrageous fortunes that encumber them. Continue reading “About”

New Inside Out Scoring System (Suggestions Welcome!)

Oi! Can I get some help over here? So you may have noticed the new little emotion characters at the bottom of each EFC post (I know what you’re thinking – cute, right? 🙄). And if you’ve seen Pixar’s Inside Out, or if you’ve read my Frozen Inside Out post, then you probably have at least some idea what they mean. Here I’ll explain their significance in full. And, when we get to the fun part, I’ll tell you how you can help out. But first let me back up for a second. Continue reading “New Inside Out Scoring System (Suggestions Welcome!)”