Thoughts on my research trip to Hollywoodland.
Ask yourself why you feel almost out of breath after listening to a dramatic film score. You haven’t moved in your seat, but you have been moved by the rhythmic and expressive nature of film music.
When discussing the recent 3-D trend, I think about what Francis Ford Coppola once said, “People ask me if all this technology will make the movie any better. Well, no, technology doesn’t make art any better. Art depends on luck and talent. But technology changes art.”
On the importance of sound in horror.
Researching, writing, and fretting over the doctoral dissertation.
How digital visual effects ultimately undermine the narrative fabric and emotional structure of David Fincher’s otherwise very fine The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Fuller, Melville, and rediscovering some dusty old DVDs.