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Managing stereotypes in storytelling is key.


When do stereotypes in movies become harmful?By Rebekah Hardwicke | Contributor Film director D.W. Griffith is known for transforming cinema with groundbreaking technical advances. In addition, he is perhaps the best example of an artist who used harmful stereotypes in movies. His film “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) is credited by […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
(Graphic by Becca Eis) TSO chooses a mix of blockbusters and independent films for The Gaslight Film Series.

Gaslights and movie nights

TSO creates film seriesBy Laura Koenig | Echo Taylor students and community members enjoy cozy weekend movie nights with new releases. The Taylor Student Organization (TSO) created the Gaslight Film Series with movies ranging from blockbusters such as “Finding Dory” to acclaimed independent films such as “Midnight Special.” The series […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Halie Owens) Sophomore Ruhama Johney tries to survive the fright.

Films scarier than a Monday

A film major’s list of movies that will keep you at the edge of your seatBy Patrick Linehan | Contributor Halloween’s on a Monday this year, and if the simple fact that the best holiday is on the worst day of the week doesn’t scare you, then maybe these movies […]

by · October 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Films win big over summer

Films win big over summer

Taylor’s film department takes home multiple awards this summerBy Laura Koenig | Echo Summer-drained students usually leave the past school year behind, preparing a clean slate for the next few months. But for a group of Taylor film students, this summer brought awards and recognition for their hard work during […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
A small moment in Davis’s film “Maya: A Sex-Trafficking Story.”

From stats to script

An inside look into Andrew Davis’s film “Maya”By Becca Eis | Echo For most Taylor students, Haakonsen Hall, affectionately referred to as the Haak, is a nondescript brick building that lies in the southeast corner of campus. Yet, for junior film major Andrew Davis, this intentional community, called the Living […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Taylor graduate Jason Burkey’s first acting role was in “Little House on the Prairie.” Now he stars in feature films like “October Baby.”

Burkey’s big break

The career journey of Taylor graduate and actor By Gracie Fairfax | Echo His first role was in a musical version of “Little House on the Prairie” in a community theatre. He joined to talk to cute girls. Despite his primary motives, Jason Burkey’s (’07) interests shifted to include a love […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Envisioning the world of film

Envisioning the world of film

Annual Envision Film Festival features workshops and film screeningsBy Danielle Barnes | Echo On Friday night both college students and high schoolers will catch a glimpse of what it’s like to present their films in front of a packed audience through the Envision Film Festival. Running from March 3-5, the […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Like the wind that blows through campus, the UPR had positive and negative effects.

Taylor Responds to the University Program Review

The UPR evokes a whirlwind of responses from the Taylor community  The wind that rips through campus is a pervasive reality at Taylor University, knocking students off sidewalks and leaving everyone’s hair tousled. But the wind has its upside too: students can windsurf on longboards and the turbines create renewable […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Ashley Young captures the Rwandan landscape.

Recording hope in Rwanda

Film students create documentary after traveling to Rwanda and Uganda By Laura Koenig | Echo The international documentary filmmaking class, along with the sociology department’s ethnic and minority issues class, traveled to Rwanda and Uganda over J-term. The film students recorded interviews with a variety of people in Rwanda for […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
"Titanic" has everything bitter singles crave—failed love and icebergs.

Films for failures

A movie guide to Valentine’s Day bitternessBy Austin Lindner | Echo As Valentine’s Day slinks around the corner, waiting to pounce and devour us along with our chocolate hearts, maybe you’re not feeling the holiday spirit as much as society says you should. Perhaps as a single, you’re having difficulty […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment