It can’t be just me, can it? Continue reading Inception – Is Everyone Taking Crazy Pills?
Working principles. A story, whether it is screenplay, novel or something I am whispering in your ear should satisfy one or both of the following conditions. They are listed in order of importance. 1) The story should entertain/titillate/engage the reader/listener/viewer. 2) The story should teach/inform/educate the reader/listener/viewer. I am sure I have stolen this almost directly from … Continue reading Two Rules for Storytelling
How movies are assigned their ratings has become something of a hot topic in the past few years. Although I have never seen much written about the subject, listening to the commentaries on several DVD’s (Kevin Smith’s in particular) have offered some insight into how the MPAA rates films. There is of course the documentary … Continue reading Film Ratings
Whether you are a casual moviegoer or a film buff chances are unless you are also a cinematographer you don’t pay too much attention to this particular profession. Certainly we all notice the way films look and when it is either exceptionally beautiful or painfully drab the credit nearly always falls on the person making … Continue reading Oliver Stapleton
James Cameron defending 3D technology. Continue reading 3D and Your Eyes
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