CLEAN SLATE :: July 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

July 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?

2 Responses to CLEAN SLATE :: July 2011

  1. Cara Day :

    I respond to seeing the characters reactions to events or actions – more so than hearing a character discuss why they did (or didn’t) do something. Film is a visual AND auditory medium, unfortunately when a writer/director is so in love with what they wrote they forget to enlist all of our senses.

  2. Bogdan Heretoiu :

    As a novice filmmaker, you tend to see cuts, edits, lights, acting…you know….the stuff movies are made of. But for a seasoned filmmaker, it is usually originality of the story and the delivery of it that makes your brain tick.

    Nowadays, I rarely notice the technical aspects of a film (unless they jump at me), and enjoy more if the film gives me something new, an experience with which I can identify on some level – even an imaginary one.

    Needless to say, very few films today have that quality.