by Jeffrey Michael Bays (@BorgusFilm) Incompetent characters and failed technology are common ways to playfully frustrate the audience in a suspenseful moment. The most suspenseful Hitchcock scenes are moments where no one helps, and the audience is reminded that they are also unable to help. We are forced to watch
Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don’t write them down.
Our primary function is to create an emotion and our second job is to sustain that emotion.
There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
The Fugitive was written by David Twohy and Jeb Stuart.
The words Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.
The Godfather Part III was written by Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola.
Film is the greatest educational medium the world has ever known.
The Great American Pitchfest is happening this weekend in Burbank.
Last night I attended Film Independent’s screening of The Descendants in LACMA’s Bing Theater. The film presentation was followed by a Q&A panel hosted by film critic Elvis Mitchell with stars of the film Judy Greer, Shailene Woodley, Nick Krause, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Beau Bridges, George Clooney, and the films writer and director, Alexander Payne.