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Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag. Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement. Steven Soderbergh made a black-and-white version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Steven Soderbergh is incredibly talented at many things—directing, editing, writing, importing Bolivian liquor—but it appears one thing that the multi-threat is terrible at is retirement.

Steven Soderbergh made a black-and-white version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark

To be fair, Soderbergh has maintained that he was retiring from directing cinema only and has since gone on to many cinema-adjacent projects, like directing and producing the well-received Cinemax series The Knick. However, while he may be done with making films for theaters, Soderbergh never stops thinking about the intricate elements that make up good cinema and, luckily for everyone, he also doesn’t stop writing about those mental exercises. His latest effort to get people thinking deliberately on how to construct a good film is by examining how staging works in Steven Spielberg’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark. I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. Robocop est un film parfaitement symétrique: l'incroyable découverte d'un cinéphile américain. Si vous regardez des films, vous avez probablement remarqué que la structure du récit reposait généralement sur une structure en trois actes.

Robocop est un film parfaitement symétrique: l'incroyable découverte d'un cinéphile américain

Cette recette a été amendée pour les blocksbusters par Blake Snyder, scénariste indépendant couronné de succès. Comme nous l’écrivions sur Slate il y a quelques mois, «lorsque Snyder publia son livre en 2005, ce fut comme si une explosion dévastait Hollywood. Il offrait quelque chose qui manquait aux précédents ouvrages des gourous de l’écriture scénaristique.

Au lieu d’une vue d’ensemble de la façon dont un scénario se tient, il décomposait la structure en trois actes en un «descriptif des points forts» détaillé, soit les 15 événements pivots indispensables à l’histoire, puis attribuait à chacun d’entre eux un nom et un numéro de page. La règle d'or dans There Will Be Blood. La recette du blockbuster: pourquoi tous les films américains se ressemblent. Si vous êtes allé au cinéma ces derniers temps, vous avez peut-être éprouvé une sensation étrangement familière: celle d’avoir déjà vu le film.

La recette du blockbuster: pourquoi tous les films américains se ressemblent

Pas ce film-là exactement, mais plusieurs de ses ressorts narratifs: le héros qui se fait passer un savon par son mentor dans les 15 premières minutes (Star Trek Into Darkness, Battleship); le méchant qui se fait attraper exprès (The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness); le moment de désespoir et de confusion une demi-heure avant la fin du film (La chute de la Maison Blanche, Oblivion, 21 Jump Street, Fast & Furious 6). Ce n’est pas un phénomène de déjà vu. On reproche souvent aux films d’été d’être stéréotypés. How to make a good action film: 11 lessons from modern movies · Inventory. Every year is a good year for action cinema, at least from a financial standpoint: If you count superhero movies, the genre pretty much has the top of the box-office charts on perpetual lockdown.

How to make a good action film: 11 lessons from modern movies · Inventory

Truly exciting, entertaining, or awe-inspiring action movies are harder to come by, but they’re not impossible to find, even in this age of bloated CGI spectacle. Below, we’ve drawn 11 lessons from the last five years of action movies, using the cream of the adrenaline-supplying crop to create a game plan for future dispensers of shock and awe. We were strict with the definition, picking films that are first-and-foremost action driven, so don’t be alarmed by the absence of Liam Neeson battling wolves or Ryan Gosling cruising around Los Angeles to the super sounds of The Chromatics. 1. Create a world (John Wick) When news came a few months ago that a sequel to John Wick was in the works, it brought with it a tinge of disappointment. 2. 3. 4. ...But sometimes physical talent matters more (Haywire) The punch-by-punch narrator for Daredevil's fight scenes is crushing it.

You may have recently seen the news that Netflix has added audio descriptions of on-screen action to Daredevil (with more shows to come) for visually impaired users.

The punch-by-punch narrator for Daredevil's fight scenes is crushing it

If you haven't activated this feature, it's worth momentarily checking out just to see how well-executed it is. The writing of the voice-over isn't mechanical; it's infused with hints of personality that nicely complement the tone of the series. It's also got a dynamite narrator with a gravelly tone that feels perfectly at home echoing through Hell's Kitchen. But when the the narrator really earns his paycheck is when he describes the show's elaborate fight scenes.

The lines come as fast as the punches, and the narrator seems to be enjoying himself almost as much as Daredevil. Also, since it makes a surprisingly good read by itself, below is a transcription of the narration. At the end of a long industrial hallway, a fluorescent light colors the walls and floor sickly green.