Inspiration – The Colors of “The Fall”

Color can be a very useful tool when telling a story. Many of us have been trained to notice colors, since colors are often used as symbols for meaning. Red is stop, green is go. Yellow or orange can mean caution. To most of North America, black is a depressing color, which can symbolize mourningContinue reading “Inspiration – The Colors of “The Fall””

“Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 2 of 2)

Many of the scenes in the Big Fish script seems long and a bit dry. Luckily, in the world of cinema, editing can make even the simplest scenes exciting, dramatic, and short. While the editing in Big Fish conforms to many of the traditional modern editing techniques, when several scenes from the script are compared with theirContinue reading ““Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 2 of 2)”

“Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 1 of 2)

Made in 2003, Big Fish is one of the smaller films from famous (and infamous) director Tim Burton. Based on a novel by the same name, the book made the jump to the silver screen with all the grace of a large trout swimming upriver. It is the story of two men’s lives and theContinue reading ““Big Fish”: Tall Tales Stretching from the Page to the Silver Screen (Part 1 of 2)”

An Examination of “The Graduate”

“I want to say one word to you. Just one word.” “Yes, sir?” “Are you listening?” “Yes, sir.” “…Plastics.” One of the iconic scenes from the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star and the name Mrs. Robinson synonymous with the seductive dangers facing the new generation, this one word, “plastics”, defines one of theContinue reading “An Examination of “The Graduate””

Inspiration – Ben-Hur and the Power of Faith

To say that I was raised by films would not be a wholly inaccurate statement. Many holidays or celebrations have watching one or more movies on the day as a vital component. At Christmas my family always watches Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and we watch The Muppet ChristmasContinue reading “Inspiration – Ben-Hur and the Power of Faith”