[Tig] Trailer: SMS Sugar Man - 1st cellphone feature film
Sat May 6 21:47:10 BST 2006
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On May 6, 2006, at 8:38 , Dick Hobbs wrote:
> As it is being distributed on 35mm release prints, then there is no
> semantic reason not to call it a feature film. On the other hand,
> the Quicktime trailer looks pretty crap, so heaven knows what it is
> going to look like on a big screen.
Hi Dick, I'm not sure that the release medium defines what we call a
particular work. If I write a "tune" with one note only (apologies
to T. Jobim) and have it played on the radio for
2 minutes 30 seconds, does that make it a 'song', or 'music'..
perhaps an even closer analogy would be to remove about 70% of the
harmonics of the note, and not vary its loudness...
I don't wish to criticize modernism or postmodernism, just the use of
the language. (we used to call the one note and a triangle within a
circle [?] the Conelrad Alert System; today it would
be a major work of art?)
> The director defends the use of cellphone cameras on dramatic
> grounds: the cellphone is (apparently) critical to the action, and
> in effect the actors are shooting their own scenes. The whole drama
> is an exercise in POV, taken to its logical conclusion.
one would think a trailer a promotional tool, in this case (well for
me anyway) it becomes anti-promotional :] Anyway, stretching the
envelope, as the idea used to be called, is not in itself a bad idea.
Rob Lingelbach http://www.colorist.org/robhome.html
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