Category Archives: Scenery Theory

Scenery Theory: On Depiction and Intent

Clint Eastwood’s latest war drama American Sniper is breaking box-office records in this early new year, nominated for several oscars including best picture and actor, and perhaps inevitably has started to stir controversy splitting audiences and critics…

Scenery Theory: Goodfellas and The Trend-Line of 1990’s Cinema

Let’s wind the clocks a few decades back shall we? You’re Martin Scorsese coming off of one of the more tumultuous but lucrative decades in your career; starting with the tremendous critical and commercial success…