Demise of Film
Okay, so everyone tells me that I hate every movie ever. One of my actors even suggested that I don't like any directors that aren't Asian. Seriously? Um, have you heard of:
Guillermo Del Toro
That's just a small list of directors I like that aren't Asian. Besides, my list of Asian directors I like is much smaller:
This isn't the point. My point is that I do dislike most modern films. Why? It's not because of the lack of creativity or laziness or everything using CG. No, I'm sick of modern films because the majority of them LOOK THE FREAKING SAME. Every horror film uses their aperture closed all the way and then lower the brightness and contrast while editing. Every action movie is orange people on blue backgrounds. Every indie movie has some actor willing to take a smaller paycheck and bright colors and quirkiness.
Take a bunch of modern films from the same genre super cut them together and I couldn't tell you which film is which. I do like some modern directors. Jonathan Levine is one I'm surprised I like because he's guilty of this aperture closed nonsense in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. However, he's also smart enough to know that this doesn't work if you're shooting a night scene. For that stupid little act of brilliance he became one of my favorite modern directors. I'm just sick of every movie looking the same.
"Oh I'm set in the 80's but I'm a horror film, let's make it all dark so people know." "I'm set in the old west but I'm an action movie, blue backgrounds and orange people out of your ass!" I don't know if I caught the look and feel of the 80's with Through the Devil's Eyes but at least I tried. I tried to emulate film as much as possible since digital wasn't a thing. I didn't use any CG for the same reason. I may have some mistakes (cars from the future showing up) but at least I tried to make an 80's film with the pathetic budget I had. You may say, "Well RJ, I'm sure they tried too." Maybe they did but studios and other BS. No, I refuse to buy into studios making every film look the same. I think it's just lazy people not wanting to do their jobs.
Well that's my hopeful return to The Demise of Film. Again, I don't know how long I'll do it but it's good to put out my thoughts about cinema again, especially since I'm not putting up too. That was a nice break, I better get back to editing.
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