Posts Tagged ‘foreign chops’

  • Announcing Foreign Chops #15: Spain

    by Robert Gannon · Aug 14, 2013 at 0:26 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Features, Foreign Chops · 2 Comments
    Announcing Foreign Chops #15: Spain

    Robert from Sketchy Details back for another edition of Foreign Chops. This month, we’re focusing on Spain. Spain has racked up a staggering 19 nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, topped only by Italy (27) and France (36).

    The Spanish film industry has been actively producing films for over a century. From the silent films of the pre-Civil War era to the growing influence of Neo-Realism in the 1950s, Spain...

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  • Foreign Chops #14: Italy

    by Robert Gannon · Aug 1, 2013 at 12:55 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Features, Foreign Chops · 1 Comment
    Foreign Chops #14: Italy

    Robert from Sketchy Details back with another round of Foreign Chops. I asked you to send in your work on Italian film and you didn’t disappoint. From gritty gialli to cerebral high art films, there’s a whole lot of great writing on Italy to catch up with here. The most popular director was Dario Argento and the most popular film split three ways between Fellini’s 8 1/2 and Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal...

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  • Announcing Foreign Chops #14: Italy

    by Robert Gannon · Jul 12, 2013 at 2:42 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 1 Comment
    Announcing Foreign Chops #14: Italy

    Robert from Sketchy Details back with another new topic for Foreign Chops. This month, we’re looking at Italy. Foreign Chops already covered the Spaghetti Western, but I want to dig deeper. Italian cinema offers everything from some of the most shocking horror/thriller films (gialli) every made to award-winning international sensations.

    Send your posts, write-ups, reviews, interviews, retrospectives, editorials, etc. on...

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  • Foreign Chops #13: International Fantasy

    by Robert Gannon · Jul 4, 2013 at 18:45 CEST · Chops and Scores, Foreign Chops · 4 Comments
    Foreign Chops #13: International Fantasy

    Robert from Sketchy Details back again with another edition of Foreign Chops. This time around, we were searching for write-ups of international fantasy films and you guys delivered. The most represented country by a wide margin was France, while Micmacs (France), Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Finland),  and Trollhunter (Norway) were the most popular subjects. Enjoy all the great writing on international...

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  • Announcing Foreign Chops 13: International Fantasy

    by Robert Gannon · Jun 12, 2013 at 14:25 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Features, Foreign Chops · 1 Comment
    Announcing Foreign Chops 13: International Fantasy

    Robert from Sketchy Details here to announce the new topic for Foreign Chops. This time around, we’re going to shake things up a bit. I want you to submit your best posts about fantasy films made all over the world. There is no geographical border outside of  not being a native English-language film.

    Here’s how it works. You e-mail me at robertjgannon@gmail.com with the subject heading Foreign Chops. Submit up to 5 links...

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  • Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    by Robert Gannon · Jun 6, 2013 at 16:28 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 4 Comments
    Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    Robert from Sketchy Details back again with another Foreign Chops round-up post. The most popular film for Foreign Chops: Mexico was Cronos, but only because it was the only film with more than one write-up. There’s a great range of titles and directors to read about this month. Thanks to everyone who participated. We’ll be announcing the next Foreign Chops subject soon.

    Amores...

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  • Reminder: Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    by Robert Gannon · Jun 4, 2013 at 14:41 CEST · Chops and Scores, Foreign Chops · No Comments
    Reminder: Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    Robert from Sketchy Details with a friendly reminder about Foreign Chops #12: Mexico. You have until Wednesday, 5 June at midnight EST to send in your links about Mexican films. That’s tomorrow night. Send your links to at robertjgannon@gmail.com. You can submit up to five posts, articles, reviews, etc. per site.

    There’s still time to watch and write something new before the deadline. Here’s a list of all the...

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  • Announcing Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    by Robert Gannon · May 9, 2013 at 17:04 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 1 Comment
    Announcing Foreign Chops #12: Mexico

    Robert from Sketchy Details here with the announcement of the next Foreign Chops subject. We’ll be exploring the cinematic output of Mexico. The Mexican film industry has been around as long as the American film industry, dating all the way back to silent films capturing major historical events like the Mexican Revolution. The Hollywood studios even collaborated with Mexican studios in the black and white era, resulting in shared sets...

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  • Foreign Chops #11: Czech Republic

    by Robert Gannon · May 2, 2013 at 16:12 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 2 Comments
    Foreign Chops #11: Czech Republic

    Robert from Sketchy Details back again with Foreign Chops: Czech Republic. We had a wide range of submissions about many different Czech films. The most popular film, by default, was Daisies. Every other film was only covered by one submission.

    We’ll announce the next Foreign Chops subject soon. For now, enjoy all the great posts about films from the Czech Republic and...

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  • Foreign Chops #11: Czech Republic

    by Robert Gannon · Apr 10, 2013 at 22:01 CEST · Featured, Foreign Chops · 2 Comments
    Foreign Chops #11: Czech Republic

    Robert from Sketchy Details here with the announcement for the next installment of Foreign Chops. For May, we’re going to look at films from the Czech Republic. This will include films from Czechoslovakia, as well.

    Since splitting from Slovakia in 1993, the Czech Republic has nabbed 3 Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language film, winning for Kolya. The country is also the home of Barrandov Studios, one of the largest...

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  • Foreign Chops #10: Japanese Animation

    by Robert Gannon · Apr 4, 2013 at 14:44 CEST · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 4 Comments
    Foreign Chops #10: Japanese Animation

    Robert from Sketchy Details here with Foreign Chops #10: Japanese Animation. We had a great turn out with over 30 films from all eras of anime features represented. The most popular choice was The Secret World of Arrietty. This collection also swings heavily in favor of Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli features.

    We’ll announce the next Foreign Chops subject soon. For now, enjoy all the great content about Japanese...

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  • Foreign Chops #10: Japanese Animation

    by Robert Gannon · Mar 14, 2013 at 0:34 CEST · Featured, Foreign Chops · 3 Comments
    Foreign Chops #10: Japanese Animation

    Hi everyone. It’s Robert from Sketchy Details back again to announce the next topic for Foreign Chops. Japanese animation, more commonly referred to as anime, has a style all its own in international cinema. Unlike the big studio productions from Hollywood, anime features are targeted at all different ages. Some are designed for very young children while others are only for mature adults. Anime crosses all genres and...

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