October 7th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Most people do and Hollywood knows this. This is why all the 'How to Write a Script That Will Sell' type books tell you you have to have an event on page 15 (as a rule of thumb one page of script equals one minute of screen time) which, though inevitable, is surprising and suddenly changes the dynamic of the film and sets the characters off on a new course of action. Set the on-screen display on your DVD or Blu Ray and watch. More often than not Something Significant That Changes the Story happens around the 15 minute mark.
Originally Posted by Grokl
With you there, brother (or sister)! Mr Wood is a hero. But he's not the only one. Check out the works of Coleman Francis, Ted V. Mikels, Larry Buchanan. A current favourite of mine is the British 'director' Richard Driscoll whose works have often been compared to Ed Wood's. They have the same talent-free enthusiastic terribleness that makes them compulsive viewing.
Originally Posted by fritzthefox
Heller's Something Awful was dreadful, but the wrong sort of dreadful, I gave up on it too.
October 8th, 2012, 01:45 PM
I dump movies and books quickly if I can't get into them. I look at is an an opportunity cost - if I continue reading/watching a bad choice during my entertainment time, I lose the opportunity to read/watch something truly amazing.
Or in another words - to proceed down the right path, you must first stop walking down the wrong path.
Great analogy for life.
October 19th, 2012, 12:32 AM
I think that this is not a good movie to watch .
October 19th, 2012, 07:25 AM
You also loose a great way of learning about how good films are made. I learned more about film language and editing from watching bad films than I did good. Good films get you hooked up in the story and emotionally engaged with the situations and characters. With bad films you can disengage and look at the thing objectively. Why isn't this working? How could this have been made to work? I learned more about cheating time in the editing and the importance of insert shots from watching Ed Wood's Jail Bait than I did from watching any number of 'great' films. Ed Wood never did get the idea of insert shots and used to have to get his actors to do things like this:
Originally Posted by ebusinesstutor
A not very good actor getting into an uncomfortable
position to show the audience something.
To let us see that a hollowed out Bible is empty. Any half way literate director would have cut in an insert close up shot of the Bible as he pulled it out of the drawer and thus also given himself the opportunity to cut back to a different take of the Master which might have improved things no end. (Assuming there was another take of the Master.)
November 12th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Good question, when it comes to a book I'll try and finish it, but for a movie, if I am watching it in the movie theater I'll stay and finish it, but if it is on DVD I I'll stop it after sometime passes.