Framing a shot
a behind the scenes look at movies and how they are
This is my all time favorite film. Rarely do I see a modern day film that does not include some elements taken from Cocteau's masterwork.
While Cocteau undoubtedly wasn't the first to use those elements, he did use them in such a creative and unique way in this film as to make a lasting impression on all the filmmakers that followed.
Nothing is truly "new" in filmmaking. Every time I think I have discovered some new way of doing a shot, I usually end up seeing the same setup in some other movie usually shot a long time ago.
All filmmaking is derivative in one way or another. It's how that derivative work is used that can add or detract from a film's worth.
In this section, you will find my opinions (and some personal philosophy) about movies, movie makers, and the motion picture business.
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