Posts tagged: analysis
Russell Brand rages at the Sun and Rupert Murdoch | Russell Brand
Simon Pegg: metaphoric zombies, terrorist patsies, and the war cry of the vegetarian
Children of Men Ambushed Car Scene
There are very few director/cinematographer teams working today as well known for a certain aspect of filmmaking as you and Alfonso are, which is that long extended take, or the seamlessly edited take. What it is like actually shooting those scenes?
Emmanuel Lubezki: I’m going to tell you something, the reality is that the movie was so new that when we finished a shot we would get so excited people would scream on set—probably me before anybody else. There were moments when we were shooting and Alfonso said ‘cut’ we would all just jump and scream out of happiness because we’d achieved something that we knew was very special.
In Children of Men, we also had moments like that. When we finished the first shot inside that car [the aforementioned ambush scene], the focus puller started crying. There was so much pressure that, when he realized he had done a great job, he just started crying.
As the cinematographer, you must feel an insane amount of pressure yourself.
Emmanuel Lubezki: You know for me it’s an incredible pressure, but for Alfonso it must be fifty times more because he has to deliver something, and he’s getting notes, people saying you shouldn’t do it in one take, it’s not going to work, why don’t you do it the way everybody else does it? And one thing I want to say is that Alfonso is not doing these shots because he wants to show off, or because they are tour de forces shots of an auteur, or because they are gimmicks. I think he does it from a very honest perspective. It’s that he’s doing them because he wants to capture a certain emotion, and he believes—I hate to talk for him because he might not agree with me—but my feeling is he does these shots because it is the only way to capture certain emotions, and it’s the only way to get the audience immersed as deeply as you get immersed in moments like in that scene, or in Gravity. When you feel things are happening in real time and there’s that immediacy with the actors, and the camera is doing all of these elastic shots that are very objective shots that then become subjective shots, and you see what Sandra’s going through, you see it through her eyes, and then you also see objectively from the audience’s point of view, I think all that creates an energy, a tension, and a feeling of being immersed that otherwise you cannot achieve. (via)
Do you actually enjoy #BreakingBad?
For those interested in Art, Gaga, and Post-modernism - this is worth a read.
Script to Screen #bcotfilm ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Dayton & Faris, 2006)
How Art analysis helps build and develop real life skills…
Great article on the origin and evolution of TV in our culture
Naama Bloom’s viral video was such a hit that she had to double her company’s staff.
Cultural appropriation - to borrow/ steal/ pick/ choose from other cultures to which you do not belong.
Here, Miley, a wealthy white woman, is taking elements from black culture in order to achieve a specific image (great article from ‘Huff Post’ - link at bottom of post)
Miley Cyrus’ status as a member of a traditionally oppressive race and class means that she is able to pick and choose what parts of black culture she wants to embrace without having to deal with the racism and racialization that black women live with every day. In short, she can imagine that she is being “ghetto” without having any concept of what living in a ghetto would really mean.
Miley is doing her best to promote herself as a part of rachet culture, which Jody Rosen describes as ”the potent sexual symbolism of black female bodies,” while simultaneously treating the black women in her videos and performances as props. She is taking elements of black culture and using them to give her the patina of street cred that she wants so badly. She is playing at being black without even trying to understand what the lived experience of being black really is. She is appropriating cultural elements without taking any time to reflect on her position of privilege and how her use of the term “ratchet” or her twerking are contributing to the oppression of black people.
Read the rest of the article here….http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/anne-theriault-/miley-cyrus-vma-performance_b_3819177.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
Here’s your complete creative guide to Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad may be writer’s show, but for television it’s also highly visual, to the extent that Albuquerque itself functions as a metaphor for Walt’s psyche: a thin crust of suburban bungalow civilisation on top of a desert. It’s no accident that Walt and Jesse - in search of a safe place to ‘cook’ - turn Jesse’s RV into a mobile meth lab and drive it out into the desert. It’s as if Walt is deliberately leaving his conscious and embrace what Jung would call his ‘shadow’ and George Lucas his ‘dark side’. Except in the skewed world of Breaking Bad, the dark side is very, very bright indeed.
[Sight & Sound, Sep 2013, p. 36]
Otaku (o-tar-koo) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly (but not limited to) Anime and Manga.
It is often used as a derogatory (negative) term to describe a young person who is obsessed with computers or a very specific part of poular culture to the detriment of their own personal or social skills.
Does Animal Crossing Promote Otaku Citizenship? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios (by pbsideachannel)