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The Essay Question (Oct. 1, 2015)

CinematographerEvery couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #21:

Who is your favorite cinematographer and what is your favorite film that he or she shot? Bonus Question: What is your favorite scene or favorite single shot?

Question Submitted by: Thomas Spurlin @ ThomasSpurlin.com

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The Essay Question (Sep. 10, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #20:

What is the greatest unsung film of the past 50 years? Which buried treasure is waiting to be discovered?

Question Submitted by: Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

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The Essay Question (Aug. 27, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #19:

What is the difference between an effective black comedy and just a mean-spirited film? Give examples of each.

Question Submitted by: Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

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The Essay Question (Aug. 6, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #18:

Do you see changes in the way movies are delivered (online video-on-demand, downloads, etc.) affecting the way movies are made, and if so, how?

Question Submitted by: Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

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The Essay Question (Jul. 23, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #17:

As a continuation of the last essay question, what is the worst movie of 2015 so far?

Question Submitted by: Robert Roten @ Laramie Movie Scope

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The Essay Question (Jul. 9, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #16:

At the midpoint of the year, what is the best film of 2015 so far?

Question Submitted by: Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

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The Essay Question (Jun. 25, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #15:

Consider the entire output of a director, from their first film to their last — whose body of work would be the most rewarding?

Question Submitted by: Paulo Peralta @ Movie Habit

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Bi-Weekly Essay Question (Jun. 11, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #14: What movies are you vowing to cross off your “Movie Resolutions” list in 2015 (either classic or contemporary)?
Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

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Bi-Weekly Essay Question (May 28, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #13: With all the remakes (Poltergeist) and sequels (Mad Max) of much older films this year, what lesser known films from a bygone era would you not mind seeing remade, rebooted or sequelized?
Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

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Bi-Weekly Essay Question (May 14, 2015)

Every couple of weeks, the OFCS polls its members with a question related to movies. It can be serious or amusing, but each member is given the opportunity to submit a short response to the question, which we will then post on Thursday mornings. Here is this week’s query.

Essay Question #12:

“Furious 7” continues the tradition established last year by “Captain America: Winter Soldier” of essentially kicking off the summer movie season at the start of April. Do you think it’s a good idea to have blockbusters slated so early in the year? Do you think that tentpole films will soon span the entire calendar year?
Edwin Arnaudin @ Asheville Citizen-Times

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