At 1/17/13 06:09 PM, Glides wrote:
Had a pretty life changing experience today. I finally finished the first completed scene of a screenplay I was writing, and showed it to my co-writer (we're making it ourselves, so it's not like this is some huge Hollywood movie or whatever). He proceeded to tell me that it was the worst thing he'd ever read (worse than a 1980s sitcom was the terminology he used).
Looking back at it, I realized he was right: i can't write worth shit. And he wasn't even being mean about it, he was giving me constructive criticism as to HOW it sucked, not just the general statement.
So I'm going to stop writing this thing and let him handle the rest. He's clearly way better at this than I am. And as much as I love movies and as much as I want to make them, I'm too awful at making them for this profession. I don't have what it takes.
I'm guessing none of the great filmmakers ever felt like this.
I think this is something every film maker will deal with at the start of their career. Even the great ones. Don't let it discourage you. Just because your partner doesn't like it doesn't automatically have to mean you have no talent in writing or whatever.
Also, it's good to have ambition, but don't immediately set the bar too high for yourself. If you're going to compare your work to Kubrick's and Hitchcock's all the time you're never going to be satisfied with what you make.
At 1/23/13 08:01 AM, SG3 wrote:
I've also watched Jason And The Argonauts about five times this month. It's really grown on me. There's something about it that's really insanely likeable. I watched the original Clash Of The Titans too, but I think it missed that quality.
I saw the original Clash of the Titans too a while ago.
I kinda liked it to be honest, mostly for its charming stop motion effects. Sure, it looks silly and unconvincing sometimes, but I can't help but appreciate all the effort that went into them. Also, I read the special effects team was only two guys, which makes it all the more impressive and charming to me.
At 1/23/13 08:22 AM, TheMaster wrote:
The skeleton fight is probably the most impressive special effects sequence of all time.
I looked up that scene and I agree they're really good. What I like even more about the scene though is the beginning where the skeletons pop out of the ground one by one. I love how the camera keeps switching view point and how the moment is stretched so much. It really adds to the tension.