Friday, January 18, 2008

lights.camera.action.


i am by no means a film expert. if 4 years of film school taught me anything, which i'd hope it taught me a lot, it's that sometimes the more you know about film the less you really know.
maybe it just seems that way because something that can come off as so simple, a moving picture on the screen, really is so much more. once you open your mind up to the fundamentals of film it's like this huge explosion. there is so much to learn. not only do you have the terminology(covering every aspect of the film spectrum) which ranges from beautiful french phrases like film noir and mise en scène to basics like grip and best boy. there are the directors, the writers, the producers, the classics. everything has a reference. in music you "tip the hat to the teacher" in film, well, it's a "hommage". as the brain expands the more it needs to fill the space. the more you know the more you want to know to the point that it seems like you don't know anything at all. so maybe the big thing film school taught me was the art of absorbing.

i love film. i love every aspect of it. i love the idea of film. the idea that you can be somewhere else for 90+ minutes. i love the act of seeing a film in the theatre. being surrounded by darkness and just losing yourself in the glow of the screen. i love sitting back and watching the credits after a really good film and just feeling content. i love walking outside of the theatre when it's all over and slowly easing back into reality as the dialogue and imagery lingers in your head. i love that.

so
i guess more than anything this blog will just be some sort of outlet for the films i see, or have seen. and hopefully it can eventually serve as some sort of connection to others who are reading this to share what you've seen, what you love, what you hate, and what you can't live without in regard to film.

this should be fun.

1 comment:

Bethany Reine' said...

I just found your blog! I love it! I can't wait to see all those movies you talk about...next summer :) I miss you so much. I will email soon, I promise. Love you.