Tag Archives: Hollywood

Global Advent: Day 24

The Film: The Artist – France This was the best theater experience I had all year. Going to see Tintin and The Hobbit was exciting, both being big spectacles filled with adventure and directed by film giants — but The … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 14

The Film: The Trip – UK You really can’t be sad watching a film with Coogan and Brydon. It’s one of those indelible laws of nature like gravity or the way a good film can feel as satisfying as a … Continue reading

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The Matrix, Gap, and bullet time

They met — and movies were never the same. I was reading The Commercial Touch: Why Hollywood is Forking Over $200 Million Budgets to No-Name Directors over at Film Slate Magazine which suggests — for directors, commercials may be “the … Continue reading

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The Logline Fallacy

Loglines are not created equal. They’re not all humdingers, attention grabbers, they are not the alpha and omega of the quality of a script. They can’t be. They shouldn’t be. While you can judge quite a bit from a logline, … Continue reading

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