So I picked up this collection of early Alfred Hitchcock films from Target for $5. Being a fan of his work. I can see in these early films came the traits that his masterpieces such as Rear Window and Psycho came from. Look forward to viewing more of them.
On a side note I received a tweet the other night from a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. Shout out to Damaris Lewis. Thanks. Probably the only communication I’ll ever have with someone of that ilk.
Watching some classic Hitchcock, Rear Window from 1954.
I’ll be having album breakdowns from time to time on this blog. I’ll gladly accept suggestions and I will also be taking a look at albums not just from the present but the past to compile a comprehensive log of some of the greatest albums in music.
A few notes on the film. No spoilers will be posted.
Christopher Nolan – Director
3 Main Characters:
1. The Young Man
3. The Blonde Woman
3 appearances of Young man – incarnation
3. Beaten up
3 break in’s
1. Girl with man
2. Young mans
3. The blonde’s
Styles copied from this film to later big budget films:
Non-linear story telling
Film Noir style cinematography
Character of Cobb could be a foreshadowing to the development of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character also called Cobb in Inception.
The first film we discussed was “Following.” It was the first feature film directed by English director Cristopher Nolan, director of 2010’s “Inception.” Released in 1999, “Following” is the story of a young aspiring writer who begins to follow people for inspiration. He gets involved with a gentleman named Cobb and the story begins to take a turn from there. The film has a disjointed story structure which has become a signature of Nolan’s films. Made for only $6000, Nolan had many family and friends to fill in as cast and crew. However, the film’s success gave Nolan respectability and a bigger budget for his next film which acted as his breakout film, Memento. Nolan would then go on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought after director. His success with Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and most recently Inception, proves that Christopher Nolan might have what it takes to combine the big budget studio flick and the artistry of cinema.
I am currently in a night class and the topic is Hidden Gems of American Film Masters. The class is dedicated to the more overlooked works of great directors such as Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee and Robert Altman to name a few. My class is seven weeks and this week will be week four. So I will be blogging my thoughts on the films and if anyone has seen or has any comments feel free.
I would like to welcome you all to the Den. I plan to use this blog as an opportunity to discuss and expand the frontiers of media and all it’s various mediums.