François Truffaut once said that "Film lovers are sick people." He may have been on to something.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 60 - Knowing Too Much
Inspired by a recent viewing of Escape From Tomorrow, a psychological horror film which was filmed in secret in several Disney theme parks, Joe and I decided to talk about the issues that arise from knowing too much about how a film was made. This includes positive examples - Escape From Tomorrow likely wouldn't have received half the attention it did without its backstory, and the appeal of Richard Linklater's Boyhood is tied directly to its unique process - and negative ones, such as the way in which film blogs and websites pick apart troubled productions and generate negative buzz long before a film ever sees release. It's a fun discussion that we'll no doubt revisit in the future, since studios revealing too much about their films is not a problem that will go away any time soon.
Note: There are some audio issues with this episode stemming from a problem with my microphone, so I apologise in advance for the background buzz throughout. It's not so bad as to make the episode unlistenable, but I'll try to make sure the issue doesn't occur in future.
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By Edwin Davies
Labels: film, podcast, Shot Reverse Shot