The art of filmmaking...
Thank you for this lovely response Thales. Making stuff is hard, making GOOD stuff is harder still and making 'art' (whichever rubric you may use to define that word) requires something beyond technical skill, it requires soul.
Much of the discussion I've witnessed post-election has centered on the notion that once earned the office of President, becomes an unquestioned Fact (capitol 'F'). Therefore to offer dissent in any form of the person in that office is somehow unpatriotic or being a 'whiner' or some such. But couldn't it be that the job of artists, (perhaps all people?) is to think? And couldn't thought come in the form of dissent?
And if a thing like the outcome of an election causes fear or anger or debate couldn't it be possible that if we continue to think and not shutdown or look down upon those who have viewpoints counter to our own, couldn't it be we might all grow a bit wiser, and perhaps, be better not just as artists or filmmakers, but as humans?
I submit that it is possible that our division could lead us to strength and our strength could lead us to unity. Unity, of the sort that is not blind acceptance, nor is it a dissolution of self, but true unity where each holds their vision alongside the vision of some grand, greater destiny for us all. But then again, I like to make things up, I like to imagine, to conjure with the minds possibilities both bright and dour. Maybe you, fellow writers, creators, filmmakers, like to do that too (I hope so), because if you do, you must keep thinking and thinking and thinking.
Because in the end, to feel any emotion (or to try and engender an emotion via our work in others) requires that we are to think up that emotion in the first place.
So, let us all agree to disagree, there is unity in that at least, and unity like the seed of anything must come from somewhere.
I will continue to try and think, won't you join me?
Journeyman in arts of writing, filmmaking and life.
#protip thanks Kian think I'll have to pick one up.
Delightful writing Charles Haine (not to be confused with the delightfully edgy French flick La Haine)! I do kind of love that Polaroid keeps trying, eventually they are going to come up with something really cool!
'cause you're going to have to lug a lot of shit around—more than you ever thought.'
Love seeing the art form of the romantic comedy hasn't been totally abandoned, looking forward to checking this out.
Just try anything:
Found this from Delbonnel on Vime:https://vimeo.com/73626437
Have seen this movie more than once I don't think I ever really noticed how little the budget of this film is. It's really quite a remarkable flick, all the more so when you consider how incredibly watchable it is, even by today's standards. Great article choice!