Notes from the New World Archive

Independent movies were in our lives in the past, they are here in the present, and they will definitely be in our future. There is a debate about where independent filmmaking stands; Is it a business form or an...
Nature is so remarkable that we, humans, often forget how perfect it is. As intellectual beings, we fall for the illusion that we’re not part of the unity of nature. However, on the contrary, it is quite the opposite....
In the old days, every movie ever made was short. In the mid-1910s feature length movies emerged. With the glorious age of feature movies rising, the shorts are cast aside. As time went by, people’s taste in entertainment changed....
Once upon a time, in a land not-so-far away, a filmmaker moved to LA to become a big hit in Hollywood. He/She had dreams… Well, we all heard this story. However, we often don’t hear the end of it....
“There are strange things that are taking place in this world” – Robert Hurley aka. “The Missing Screenwriter” Robert Hurley wrote these words on his website before he disappeared and became “the Missing Screenwriter”. In this article, we will...
Unknown is attractive. Thus, throughout history, people were always drawn to the unknown. In fact, the cinema world created a genre called “mystery”, as well as behind-the-scenes to honor the unknown. What is going on behind the closed doors?...
In a time where superhero movies are revered and box office juggernauts, audiences cannot escape the genre. If the 1950s and 1960s were the era of the Western, then the 2010s and 2020s are the era of the superhero...
When discussing Dostoevsky’s work, I often refer to Leonid Grossman’s quote in The Poetics of Dostoevsky where he says Dostoevsky wanted “to introduce the extraordinary into the very thick of commonplace, to fuse…the sublime with the grotesque, and push...
Daniel Day-Lewis. Denzel Washington. Viola Davis. Meryl Streep. All these A-list celebrities are magnificent choices for the greatest at their craft in America. Lists plague the internet discussing the greatest of all time. While it is rather arbitrary to...