1. So this is a bit of a random film to bring back up into focus years after its release. I knew this would be a snag when I started this blog, and it appears we’ve hit it: sometimes films I want to discuss don’t match the films that are hot-topics in pop-culture right now. On the bright-side, I’ll be able to discuss this movie to the lengths I really want to go to, without worrying about spoiling a semi-popular movie made a whopping 6 years ago. Ponyo, known in Japan as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, was the first movie to once and for all introduce me to the legendary world of Studio Ghibli. But did it live up to the expectations I had for such a renowned filmmaking powerhouse?

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  2. So today’s article, I’m excited to say, will be my first departure from writing about one specific movie. Instead, I’d really love to talk one aspect of film that I am quite passionate about, one that can enrich my experience of watching of movie if it’s any good, and is of considerable importance in any movie.  This aspect can extenuate a story, add to it, or tell one all of its own, but can, quite sadly, be often overlooked. However, I still believe, personally, it is one of the most important elements of any good movie; equal in importance to a movie’s writing and filming. What I’m talking about in such high regard is a film’s musical score. 

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  3. Based off a hit novel written by an Entertainment Weekly writer, Gone Girl has now been made into a movie that will be released this fall. I’ve seen two trailers and did a quick Google search on the subject, so my view on this film is only influenced by the little I’ve heard in the media. I got thinking about it again after seeing the second trailer in theaters the other night, and, in getting progressively excited and captivated as the two minuet trailer spun on, leaving highly intrigued by the prospect of this movie. But what exactly grabbed at my attention?

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    Greetings film fanatics and story enthusiasts of the Tumblrverce! This marks the first official post on Made Up Stories Can Matter, and that makes me, personally, very excited! But what might make you even more excited this week is this summer’s biggest blockbuster (thus far), which just came out just last Friday: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In a sentence long review: it’s a kick-ass film. Whether you’ve been waiting for the film since 2011, or you’re just finding out about it now (and, if so…how, exactly?), I’d love to give you my impressions in depth.

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  5. Welcome to Made Up Stories Can Matter! Things might be looking a little bare here, but don’t worry, the first bit of content will be posted this coming Tuesday, and every consecutive Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Feel free to hit that little ol’ follow button to see what I have to offer as soon as it gets uploaded.

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