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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

our film culture

“Our entire film culture remains structured around antiquated concepts of cinema, audience and engagement,” -- Ted hope

Does it? Do you agree?

I do. I certainly do. Real indie films hardly ever make it to the big screen, and most of what does it void of real characters wanting real things, thus evoking real feelings in us. Instead we get a story that splinters in a million directions because the "filmmakers" are worried we'll get bored. Characters who look more like cartoon characters than real ones, and such pedestrian, over-the-top direction - I'm talking about the dozens of camera angles on two people taking, the camera always moving for no apparent or aesthetic reason, the machine-like editing, and worst of all, now so many films look like video games! Horrible.

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