Introducing the McCann Film Group

Introducing the McCann Film Group

Do you like movies?

The truth is that I really like movies. But I like, really really like movies. So much so that I'll refer to them in conversation as 'films' or ‘cinema.’ 

Film is a portal in which we enter desiring and leave transformed. Pop-philosopher Slavoj Zizek remarks that “in order to understand today's world, we need cinema, literally.”

But what started as casual enjoyment has now grown to a great passion. I'll now watch many a foreign film with subtitles for fun! Documentaries are amazing. Short films can carry as much emotional impact as a feature. Then, lIke a Delorean going 88 mph in 1955, lightning struck; why not combine love for film with the great place I work - McCann! It is with that that I'd like to introduce to you the McCann Film Group.

What is the McCann Film Group? 

Put simply, the McCann Film Group will be McCanners coming together to share their passion for cinema. I want to meet and discuss:

What's your favorite movie and why? I want to know.

Do you think Tarantino is overrated? Let’s talk about it.

Why did that director frame that shot the way they did? Let’s get meta. 

Why did the actor say their line that way?

Why did the screenwriter write their words for the actor to say that way?

What is the significance of The Seventh Seal? Of Bill and Ted’s Bogus Adventure? 

Who is the next up-and-coming great film talent? Would they want to share their latest project with us? Can I get a selfie with them? 

Why are there so many damn superhero movies?

I want to meet and do all of these things and more. So my goal with the McCann Film Group is to have some fun and try to understand our world a little bit more, together.

What Disney movies did you watch on an endless loop when you were a kid? 

Marry Poppins, Pete’s Dragon, Fantasia, The Lion King and Aladdin. Bambi is way too dark. 

Film is a portal in which we enter desiring and leave transformed. Pop-philosopher Slavoj Zizek remarks that “in order to understand today's world, we need cinema literally.”

So let's have some fun and try to understand our world a little bit more, together.

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