CLEAN SLATE :: June 2011

Once every month, Clean Slate will pose a question or two that involves the business and art of movies in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond. “Comments” will remain open for three weeks, during which you can congenially respond and debate. Write us now if you have suggestions for future topics and until then, talk shop below! [All comments will be moderated. Opinions stated below are not necessarily shared or endorsed by C-U Blogfidential staff or writers.]

~ Jason Pankoke

June 2011

Questions: For the general movie-goers – what qualities do you
find yourselves responding to the most in the films you watch,
and why? For the active movie-makers – what techniques or
aesthetics are you most critical of in the films you watch, and why?

One Response to CLEAN SLATE :: June 2011

  1. Lisa :

    To take a page out of John Lassiter’s handbook, the story really is everything to me. It has to be interesting, engaging throughout, and well-written. Intelligent movies are often in short supply, but I do sometimes go see a “dumb” movie IF I know to expect it. All the beautiful actors and beautiful scenery in the world is worthless if I’m bored. The recent update of Jane Eyre was a really wonderful movie-going experience for me, as it had a wonderful story, a handsome cast, and breathtaking scenery.