Elliot Hopper

007 as a Poker Player

Commander James Bond aka 007 is a totally different fictional hero from others. Most men can but envy his lifestyle of danger, action, beautiful women and fast cars – under pressure he is at his sharpest, totally focusing on the task at hand however badly the odds are stacked against … [Read More]


CASINO (1995), an entertaining and immersive tale of grandeur and decadence While using the exact same codes as those of the Franchisees, CASINO shows us the workings of a brand new mafia universe. Scorsese’s iconic staging is more or less the same (long immersive shots, camera movements, freeze-frames, rock’n’roll music … [Read More]