If Jerry Lewis or Adam Sandler is going to fall off a ladder into a Dumpster, we want to see everything clearly. Here the framing can be modestly functional. But can the very choice of lens, angle, scale, or composition play a stronger role? Can camerawork itself provide the gag?
If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and appreciation of one of our finest comedic voices.
Robin Williams was a genius, but he was also a dedicated craftsman who explored how an actor could express character through movement. Join me in honoring this tiny facet of his work.
For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as "not what I do, but what I don't do."Let's explore the question: What does David Fincher not do?
A brief analysis of one aspect of Bong Joon-ho's great film Mother (2009). WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS.
PayPal could have easily been another failed turn-of-the-century dot-com company. Fortunately, fate shrewd business decisions intervened.
That's right. It's happening. Let's examine our most muscle-bound Autobots through the lens of feminist critical theory. #JusticeForArcee
Disney's theme park attraction-turned-multi-billion-dollar-franchise may seem like a sure-thing in retrospect, but the first installment was a financial and creative huge risk.
The most popular CreativeMornings talk (San Francisco, March 2011) of all time, Mike Monteiro gives us some valuable advice on how to get paid for the work that you do.
For years, we've heard about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests that it makes us fat and sick. Has the sugar industry been hiding an unsavoury truth from consumers?