"It's a sign of social progress that more and more action movies star women."
Really? Because in the real world, it's still mostly men kicking actual, literal ass. So isn't this a sign that our art reflects what we WISH the world looked like, rather than what it does?
That's a surefire sign of artistic cowardice. But, y'know, just my opinion.
The 180-degree rule ticks me off to no end whenever I'm on set. In MANY cases--I'm tempted to say MOST--this rule DOES NOT APPLY.
The Kubrick scene is a perfect example. The two-shots are wide enough that we can see the room, and the mirrors on one side are different enough from the urinals on the other, that the cut isn't jarring or confusing at all. It has nothing to do with representing a descent into insanity. It's just a confident understanding of what the 180 rule really is.
The 180 degree rule applies ONLY when two characters are interacting, and ONLY if the geography of the room is not obvious in the composition. Put a desk between them, or a bed under them, or a wall beside them, and the rule DOES NOT APPLY.
I've had enough of 19-year-old film students think they're helpful on a set by pointing out a supposed 180-degree violation.
Confident filmmakers understand the rules and when they apply. Posers cling to the rules for protection.
Geez, talk about punching down. Did you really need to write an attack piece against some random YouTuber? All to come to the aid of poor, defenseless Marvel Studios?
You couldn't have, I don't know, written an educational piece on color grading, highlighting the work of Stephen Scott?
Delete the voiceover from "Full Metal Jacket." Perfect movie otherwise.
6-Step Playbook for Self-Distributing a NARRATIVE Feature:
1. You're screwed.
2. You're screwed.
3. Try four-walling. Oh, what's that? Still screwed.
4. Who's your audience? No one. Everyone's off watching Captain America.
5. You made money through Vimeo On Demand! $200. Yay.
6. Next time make a feature with a message. You'll be a little less screwed.
7. Approach corporate sponsors. Hear them say, "So...it's basically just a story?" Be like, "It's a good story though." Get laughed at.
8. Beg to your friends. Get unfriended.
9. Start your next script. Make a horror movie. You're a bit less screwed.
On the Amira? .............................WHY?! Do you happen to have one hanging around the ol' casa or something?