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How do directors shoot “missing limbs” scenes in movies?

Sep 21st, 2017 Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

Losing a limb is one of the most thrilling (and horrifying) events that can happen in a film. Think back to how Luke Skywalker’s hand got cut off in The Empire Strikes Back. Would he survive? And even if he does, how would life go on for him? For filmmakers, they have a different problem. Assuming a character survives, how exactly would he or she…

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5 movie alien tropes that defy basic biological principles

Mar 22nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

The problem with aliens in movies is that most of us (in fact, I’d daresay all of us) have never seen an alien before. Since nobody has seen an alien before, scriptwriters have to tap into their imaginations when writing movies about aliens. And since scriptwriters are generally not trained in biology, it means that movie aliens all tend to follow the same tropes – tropes that…

5 worst disasters on Everest

Sep 23rd, 2015 Action Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

What compels man to risk life and limb to conquer mountains is something few would understand. Perhaps it is within our primal need to explore and challenge ourselves. Indeed, it is that hunger for adventure that takes us to the peaks of Everest which have long been seen as the pinnacle of achievement of undoubtedly brave men and women. However, over the decades, hundreds of climbers have lost their lives trying to summit Mt. Everest. Here are…