Film making is more than just writing a script and picking up a camera. These are my experiences of working on my film ‘Doppelganger‘ for the past couple of months.
Biology and physics come together beautifully in a new factual series fronted by Brian Cox. With long crisp landscapes and a simple use of graphics, Cox explains the complex nature of life not just from a biological point of view but from a atomic one. It’s easy to forget that at the heart of it all, life is just a series of chemicals that have managed to move and replicate, and Cox is here to break it down for us. From how we make energy to what DNA is made of.
But this series is another in a long line of reasons why everyone should love him. What are they? Well, here they are.
In the past couple of days this video has been doing the rounds on YouTube and t’internet. And in that space, copies have been made and shared. Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing the birth of a new meme.
A short film about a dystopian future where the earth has stopped rotating has been picked up by the Hollywood studio that brought us ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’. What isn’t there to love?
“The Room” is one of the finest examples of post-modern filming in the last decade. Like most examples of post-modern artwork, understanding it requires one to relinquish any conventions of cinema. Tommy Wiesau relinquishes many such as good acting, comprehensible dialogue and believable characters. The end result is a piece of cinema that questions the notions of film as an effective narrative medium and challenges the Hollywood film industry through its unrelenting rejection of so called “good” filmmaking.