Tag: Cinema

WHERE ARE THE NAUTEURS ?

In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a film reflects the director’s personal creative vision, as if they were the primary “auteur” (the French word for “author”). In spite of—and sometimes even because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur’s creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio […]

..speaking of Auteurs

In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a film reflects the director’s personal creative vision, as if they were the primary “auteur” (the French word for “author”). In spite of—and sometimes even because of—the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur’s creative voice is distinct enough to shine through studio […]

Cinema techniques by Samurai Jack

SAMURAI JACK Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows time-displaced samurai warrior “Jack” (voiced by Phil LaMarr) in his singular quest to find a method of traveling back in time and defeating the tyrannical demonic wizard Aku (voiced by Mako Iwamatsu) – Source WikiPedia […]

Candle goes out for “The Prince of Darkness”

When it comes to Cinematography, in the last 40 years , there are two names that stand out for their brilliance,and their contribution to cinema; one of those names is Gordon Willis. He shot films like The Godfather Trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, All the President’s Men and many other classics. His distinctive trademark lighting of […]

Started from nothing… now we here…THE FRENCH NEW WAVE

STARTED FROM NOTHING – is a series of posts, dedicated to film makers(and movements) that without Bank loans,Studio finances, independently made films, some of which went on to be classics, but also became influential, not only in the country, but on Global cinema, an generations of film-makers directly inspired by them It may sound like […]

Directing: Dont ask me about my business Kay- The Godfather

This is another favorite scene of mine from The Godfather, certainly one that blows me away the most from a directing perspective. In this scene, Michael’s sister has come to yell at Michael for having her husband Carlos killed, as he blamed him for the hit on Sonny by Barzini. Kay, being taken aback asks […]

Nollywood- Just my imagination

It’s said that “Imagination is the greatest nation on earth” So Ladies and Gentlemen I ask you to take a journey of imagination with me. Imagine a time, where films from Nigeria are reckoned with on the same level as Hollywood and World Cinema in ALL categories;Cinematography,Performance,Screenplays,Editing,Sound Design,Score and the general entertainment value. Imagine a […]