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On Going

By January 11, 2011 Film related No Comments

Here’s the status of my “planes of the face” project.  I was getting a healthy start until my day took a turn.  (Of course days always seem to turn out differently than planned, unless the plans are really good.)  It’s an interesting exercise:  There are some clear and obvious choices in defining these planes, but some choices are somewhat arbitrary.  On of the tricks is noticing how the planes fit together.  Stay tuned.  I’ll be following up on this again today.  Last night I started in on reading a Microsoft manual on the Powerpoint program. The manual is oriented to beginners (which I am) and business persons (which I an not…really).  One small rule…the rule of 6 x 6…I found interesting and helpful.  It states that slides of text should have no more than six bullet points and each bullet point should have no more than six words.  So I made a few pages of text and that rule seems not only helpful, but sort of natural for the context.

I’ve been reading a lot of movie scripts lately.  I read Quentin Tarentino’s True Romance last night and was quite shocked to find the ending completely different from the movie.  The movie was directed by Tony Scott, who also directed Man on Fire with Denzel Washington, Spy Game with Robert Redford, and The Taking of Pelham 123…also with Denzel Washington.  I’ve always really loved the movie True Romance and now I want to know who changed the ending:  Tarentino or Scott?  I’m really disturbed that there are two endings, and this fact is pretty interesting to me.  I’m usually comfortable with ambiguity.  Anyway, next on my reading list is Memento.  A movie which is always mentioned in books about making movies, though it didn’t make a lot of money. I’m pretty sure it’s the first time I ever payed any attention to Guy Pierce.

In case you missed it here is an embed of my latest movie project:  The three minute block buster….[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZxliOvqAzs]

And it’s predecessor: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXZi5cmM1Fo]

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