I generally stick to fiction – you won’t find a lot of posts about documentaries here. That’s about to change.
The last few weeks were challenging. I have looked at this blog on numerous occasions and thought, NO – I can’t. Going back to #31DaysofHorror feels wrong, in light of the real world horror I and so many others feel after the results of this election.
On the other hand, maybe you don’t feel bad about it at all. There are those of you who will call me a “special little snowflake” and tell me to “buck up, buttercup,” because this is reality. This is who won. Donald Trump is the next President of the United States.
You’re right. So what do I do now?
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Books on film, about films, for filmmakers, for film lovers…
Now that we’ve been doing my version of film school for a bit, I think it’s best we apprehend the right materials, don’t you?
There are Skillshare courses. We talked shot analysis. Today, let’s read a few books.
Whether you read on a kindle (I think you’re weird) or the slowly browning paper it was meant to be printed on, these are the Top 10 Books on Film I recommend for those looking to sink their teeth deeper into the world of movies.
Helpful Amazon links included – even for those of you who’d commit the ultimate sacrilege and download them to your iPad (David Lynch is judging you).
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By now you’ve realized that I like a slow build. A crawl even. This one walks with conviction.
And the most terrible agony may not be in the wounds themselves but in knowing for certain that within an hour, then within ten minutes, then within half a minute, now at this very instant – your soul will leave your body and you will no longer be a person, and that this is certain. The worst thing is that it is certain.
The monster in It Follows moves only slightly faster than my favorite Night of the Living Dead zombies, yet it’s not so easily definable as either dead, zombie, person, ghost, or monster, even. There is some entity following Jay, but a label is not necessary to make whatever it is frightening. The threat is certain. That’s all a good horror movie needs.