Hm. I don’t remember this part at all.
(original image via lobbycards)
Cinematic supercuts are, as well you know, all the rage of late, and I’m a big fan of them as well - but I also find something vaguely soul-crushing about them, from a film lover’s perspective. While they seek to celebrate certain visual tropes of movie-making, they can also unintentionally show us how lazy or cliched some tactics have become - and how we’ve come to accept and welcome them as filmgoers. Or they can unfairly shine a light on an actor’s abilities or repeated tricks; would Julianne Moore appreciate seeing herself crying in scene after scene? Would it make her doubt the choices she makes in these scenes? So her characters cry; the stories dictate that those characters are sad - why should that be mocked, out of context, by some anonymous armchair editor?
Well, because it’s entertaining. But still.
The Jim Carrey clip above, though, is a little more extraordinary. For an editing exercise, it’s really quite a thing of beauty. To take the time to match motion and cut it with such cleverness is a fun little thing to witness. And although it does point up some of Carrey’s common mannerisms, it’s intriguing to me to see the different ways his characters are portrayed and the way they match up, especially because some of his performances stand out among different genres.
Not too crazy about the music used in the clip, but overall it’s a pretty fun watch.
Apologies for the grey GIF box there, instead of a traditional photo post - but after multiple tries and varying the image’s parameters, I simply couldn’t get Tumblr to accept the file.
So click it. Or don’t. What started out as funny is now annoying but at some point you’ve put effort into it and you feel like you have to post it, despite its limitations.
Over-explaining it this way sure does drive home the comedy, doesn’t it?
And it wasn’t until I was nearly finished when I realized I’d animated the wrong hand. So that made me happy, too.
This has been a colossal waste of time. Please move along.
(original image via andrewblahfield)
The former is funny, well edited and insightful. The latter rarely rises above IMDB continuity snark, and I find myself frequently annoyed by it (how is Dennis Nedry wearing a calculator watch a cinema sin? Why wouldn’t he wear a calculator watch?).
One man’s opinion on something that really, seriously matters to our life and times.
So which series do you like better?
Please do not touch Mr. Gatsby’s goodies.
(original image via heathledgers)