The Berkeley Beacon

Nathan Weinreich

Beacon Correspondent

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Film Theories: Art and the rating system

"NC-17" is not meant to signify pornographic or purely lewd content. Arthouse films are frequently given this rating, and most commercial theaters refuse to screen them.

Film Theories: Tattoo culture in Hollywood

This body art movement has allowed Hollywood celebrities today to boast anything ranging from small wrist tattoos to full back pieces, and everything in between. They’ve become so celebrated that Ryan Gosling even got a tattoo of a hand dropping a bloody heart on his left forearm, despite negative response from some fans and studios.

The negative consequences of digital filmmaking

Shooting a movie on celluloid requires time and care. When using celluloid, watching a day's shot requires waiting for the film to be processed.