A cheerleader for actors / a strategist of visuals.
I've been thinking lately about how, with 2 hour feature films, people know and understand what the three act structure is. So as a film unfolds, you have dramatic signposts you can expect and rely on letting you know where you are at in the story. And while there might be comfort in this, it has resulted in the fact that there has been very little narrative innovation. Screenwriting classes tell you how to write by way of this template.…
Seeing this film at the Nuart in 2003 was, quite simply, one of the most joyous experiences I've ever had in a movie theater. I was blindsided, as was the rest of the crowd. I've since watched the film four times since theatrically (once at the Egyptian as part of a double feature with Can't Stop The Music). And watched my DVD at least 5 or 6 times.
I hadn't seen it in years, but am going on a podcast…
I sincerely hope you all have fun watching our movie. If anyone's curious, here are some of the films I studied while I was writing: letterboxd.com/michaelmohan/list/the-voyeurs-research/