Posts Tagged ‘script’

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 including James Bond, the Transformers franchise, and movies from the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

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EXCLUSIVE: Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA

The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made — not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.

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Watching this Arrival fx reel, it becomes obvious very quickly that the military assets are all digital now, cheap, easy, accessible to all. Most of them are doable with After Effects relatively easily and cheaply. It’s just another skill that kids are learning.

That means filmmakers no longer really need the pentagon’s script approval to tell stories. The implications of removing the US government from Hollywood are huge. Producers don’t need the fucking army or navy or air force anymore, nor their script changes or propaganda advice. Ruminate on that, as we move into the future.

J. Giambrone

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SPOILER ALERT

Do watch the show first, before bothering with the script.

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In episode 1 I mentioned ‘drunk cam.’ Here’s what it looks like:

Those shots are at 16 frames per second, maximum shutter and then slowed down so it doesn’t play back too quickly at 24 fps. Later in the episode there is a very surreal 12 fps sequence.

I had to make an irreversible decision at that final scene. Do I simply shoot the whole thing with drunk cam? What if it’s too smeared and hard to tell what’s being filmed? I did all sorts of tests ahead of time, and I was torn about 18, 16, 14 fps. When we filmed and there was no time to screw around anymore it dawned on me that we HAD to separate the aesthetics from other shows. That’s one area where we can…

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We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.
-Propaganda, Edward Bernays, 1928

 

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I was searching for the opening scene of Robocop for the previous post, and I stumbled across this-

Scathing review of the upcoming Robocop 2014 (script).  If you believe everything you read on the Interweb tubes.  I know I do!

RoboCop (2014) Screenplay Review

This film is so sanitised and devoid of character, its unreal.

For God’s sake people rent the original, and the very good follow-up Robocop 2.