Liebster Award Question #1 and #2: How did you decide on the title of your blog? What is one word that sums up the heart of your blog and why?
(Yup, I’m mashing up the questions. Because I can. Take that society.)
I had been thinking about starting a blog for a while; someplace I could share the stories of things I’ve seen and done as a fan trying to live the dream. (I haven’t written them yet, but believe me, I’ve got stories.) 😉
I didn’t want to do film news and reviews – there are thousands of sites already dedicated to those things, and that seemed to narrow the scope of possible subjects too much for me. I wanted the blog to be both a reflection and a conversation about what my friends and I talk about – pop culture; The Biz; film theory and history; and the latest things that have inspired us. I wanted it to be a celebration of fandom that was positive, inclusive, and passionate. The closest I could come to capturing that idea was by making it “true”.
I wrote more extensively about this process in my About Page — Who?.
Open your nearest book to page 82. Take the third full sentence on the page.
And haha, because I have no life, this is what I’m looking at:
“If we see an event early in a film and then there is a flashback to that event later on, we see that same event twice.” – David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction (2008)
This is super basic film grammar. Like, Intro to Film Grammar 101, instinctually understood stuff. However, the range of possibility using this generic piece of common sense is quite amazing. Off the top of my head, Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000) is an incredible example of how information can be re-contextualized as the audience views the same events more than once.
I’m going through my old syllabi from film school, as a refresher to start the new year. Hence the textbook. Right now it’s all about film form, and the beginning of the medium as an art. I wonder how often people think of film as what it truly is – moving pictures, captured by passing light through a lens onto a frame (or now, a chip). For the average viewer, maybe never. But it’s nice to look back every now and then, and remember.
Written for the Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots.