I have recently discovered that I am attracted to and yearn for rules and definitions. Whether in social settings, the workplace or areas of study I find that rules and definitions allow everyone to behave, work and learn more effectively. That is the reason for this post (for I admit it does seem a bit … Continue reading Lack of Definition
While visiting the trailers page on Apple’s website today I saw the poster of the film The Father of My Children. On it is a quote from Gavin Smith, editor of Film Comment magazine which reads — “Deeply Moving. Incredibly tender and heartbreaking without ever getting sentimental.” I am, admittedly, a bit picky about some … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Sentiment?
John August has a very nice site. There is a new section on his site called Workspace. Screenwriters give provide answers to questions concerning where they write and what they use to write. It is interesting and provides what I am always looking for online, whether it is about writing, filmmaking or how to change … Continue reading John August – Workspaces
The cover of Black Sheep by the band Metric is really quite something. In addition to building a scene around the song, the actress who replaces the original vocals does a fantastic job giving a performance. I would argue that she does a better job than the original singer. To be fair she has Edgar … Continue reading Music Reworked for Film, #2
It never ceases to amaze me the power of film editing. Whether it’s the opening sequence of Up in The Air or the dinner in Sideways, watching masterful editing is a wonderful thing. This post is about when movies use an existing song and rework it to suit the film. Sometimes the song is rerecorded … Continue reading Music reworked for Film, #1