News/Blog: Monthly Archives: July 2017

'In Focus: Shag'

In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, Shag (1989). Shag noun A dance originating in the US in the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by vigorous hopping from one foot to the other. Despite Shag‘s title, it’s not exactly … Continue reading In Focus: Shag

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July 21, 2017

'Color Palette: Shag'

  Our theme of the month, R&R, continues with this Color Palette for our film of the month, Shag (1989). The production design of Shag anchors it firmly to its 1963 setting. As is demonstrated in this still, the costuming is key to that. It’s amazing how similar the vintage pastel color palette of this film is … Continue reading Color Palette: Shag

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July 14, 2017

'Pause It: Ski School'

Our theme of the month, R&R, continues with Ski School (1991). PAUSE IT: What do you see? A skier flies down a snowy mountain course, spraying ice and slush in the direction of the camera. Thrumming with the rock guitar riffs of the film’s climactic race, the scene is both visceral and beautifully captured. So … Continue reading Pause It: Ski School

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July 12, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Shag'

Our July theme of the month, R&R, continues with this Frame by Frame for our film of the month, Shag (1989) What musical 20th century period piece would be complete with a climactic dance contest? The partially obstructed shots used in Shag give the Kenny Ortega-choreographed scene some extra flavor. Take home Shag on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by Frame archive: … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Shag

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July 7, 2017

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