One Day Movies

Here’s a chart I just made of 210 single day movies.  There’s something about time constrained films that makes them just fun and exciting to watch.

For the sake of inclusion, a one day movie is a film that takes place for the vast majority over a single 24 hour period (or less). They can have breif prologues or epilogues that take place on a different day (Speed, Can’t Hardly Wait, Shawn of the Dead, etc.), or mess with the timeline, while keeping the focus on the day or day-in-the-life of the characters (Groundhog’s Day, Timecrimes, Triangle, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure etc.).

2010 Film & Television /tv/ Survey Results

The results of the 2010 film and television /tv/ survey are finally complete, presented to you now in the images below.  Lots of really interesting data and statistics, both on the films and shows that were most loved, and on the demographic makeup of the board and its ratings.

Obvious troll responses were mostly purged, though of course many still must have gotten through. As I said in the original thread a week and a half ago, results won’t be scientific and trolls are guaranteed. Still, these are about as accurate of results you’re gonna get from a 1-day crackpot survey on /tv/. So enjoy.

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Original Film Posters

For fun and also to help me improve my photoshop skills, I set off on a project to make original posters for my 30 favorite films, working in alphabetical order.  The project is on hold for now (working on it 12 hour days for a week in a row will do that to you), but I present the eight posters that I have completed so far below for your perusal.

My most recent poster was for Tarsem’s masterpiece “The Fall“.  This one took an extremely long time to complete, but I think it was worth it.The other seven after the jump.

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The Social Network – Movie Review

There’s a moral ambivalence to The Social Network that’s refreshing. Who is right? Who is wrong? Who is good? Who is evil. The movie doesn’t tell you and it doesn’t seem to care. All it’s saying is these are the events and this is how they happened (or is it?). Nothing is defined, nothing is spelled out, nothing is spoon fed to the audience. It’s refreshing.

But it’s also a little irritating. Let me elaborate. But first–

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Gravity & Buried – Script Reviews

Just quickly chiming in with my initial thoughts on the scripts for Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming space adventure Gravity and the coffin-escape thriller Buried starring Ryan Reynolds.  I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum.


The Bottom Line: Good script and it could make a great film if done right (and with some re-writes).

First things first – there’s no way this movie is being made as one single continuous shot, not without major re-writes. Not only are there a number of moments were we are shown things from a completely different location than the protagonist is in, but it is not completely real time and there are a few quick time jumps.  It could work in real time, there’s just have to be some changes made. It will likely be made with a very limited number of takes and a few select extremely long takes. I remember reading that the first 20 minutes would be one shot, and I can definitely see that happening.

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Pixar vs Dreamworks – A Brief Analysis

Here is the major difference between Pixar and Dreamworks (with a few exceptions):

– Pixar makes films that are singularly natured.
– Dreamworks makes films that are dual natured.

What do I mean by this? When Pixar makes a film, all or nearly all of the elements in it– characters/dialog/jokes/story– are designed to have universal appeal. Anyone from young children to elderly adults can relate and usually understand because these are universal themes that are being explored. Dreamworks on the other hand makes films that simultaneously are trying to appeal directly to children and adults. So they have the juvenile jokes for the kids to laugh at, then they have the innuendo and more sophisticated pop culture shit for the adults to catch on to.

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