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steve  ·  1389 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3 Questions with @steve

I'll roll the idea around in my head.... but honestly - I don't know anything about film. I mean - I know some basic technical stuff, but kleinbl00 has forgotten more about film than I'll ever learn... and he's an audio guy!

Your horror film blog is awesome. I love it. I'm not a horror guy at all but I love your reviews. This is great stuff.

For all that I loved about film classes in college - I hated as much or more. Too often I think people are just windbags who want to hang a bunch of meaning on certain things that may or may not have been the intention of the creators. They speak super authoritatively about something that boils down to their opinion with a lot of justification behind it. They want to sound important. Maybe I think Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is the finest piece of cinema ever created (I don't) - and if I think so - then it is!

I think film, like any art, speaks to each of us in different ways. You probably hate my favorite painting, and I probably don't think much of your favorite piece of music. Art is subjective. Something moves me and nauseates you.

Having said that.... there are some basic rules that ought to be followed... some basic technical standards that ought to be met... but you know what? Blair Witch Project blew that shit up. So there are some rules, sure, and there are some standards, but they can (and probably should) be broken.

I couldn't begin to talk about film history... There's a real part of me that I refer to as "Star Wars Ruined". I almost can't stand classic cinema. There are some bits I can handle... and I can watch some of the stuff if I'm in a patient enough mood... but ugh... it requires effort.

If I can drum up some time... I'll muse about film around these parts... but I am certain there are hubskiers who know more... like.... a LOT more.





kleinbl00  ·  1388 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You were asked. I was not. That gives you the moral authority to answer. ;-)

steve  ·  1387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

indeed....

caelum19  ·  1388 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    technical standards

Have you seen Mr.Robot? What do you think of it? It seems to break them when the protagonist feels uneasy, so that the viewer does too.

steve  ·  1387 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have seen Mr. Robot. Hmmm... this will be a nuanced answer....

There are things about Mr. Robot that I love. There are things about Mr. Robot that I feel like are lacking. My thoughts on Mr. Robot could be a good one for one of these "Steve's musings on film" posts.

The creators certainly break some rules... they "break the 4th wall" on a regular basis, and in a very in-your-face sort of way. But they're far from the first to do this. They also run fake adverts for E-Corp occasionally - so that if you're watching it on DVR - you might miss them.