07 February 2010

Out of Sight

Watched this to help me write (same with Collateral) -- watched it with a focus on scene construction, crime-drama stakes, and especially characterization and subplots. The idea is, every scene ought to advance character, plot, and theme, and if it doesn't you should really take a look at it. Without question, Out of Sight passes that little test.

Every single character is so distinct and has such a distinct trajectory... this is what I'm aiming for. This is what I'm trying to learn how to do... or how to do naturally. How to make it look as effortless as these guys do here. (Okay, this post comes more from the writer in me than from the moviegoer in me. These things happen.)

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