Posted by William Morris on Aug 25, 2016 in TV & Film | Comments Off on Into the Forest Review
In this age of sprawling post-apocalyptic dystopias that hinge on CGI special effects, the collapse of law and order, and more often than not zombies, it’s pretty refreshing when a movie comes along and tries to show the quieter side of the end of the world. In the new film Into the Forest, the apocalypse really only serves as a backdrop for the relational struggles that play out between two sisters played by Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. While this focus on the relationship between the lead actors is the film’s greatest asset, it also turns out to be its greatest hindrance. The disproportionate focus on character over plot led to the film feeling meandering instead of focused, in the process leaving the audience to fill in the many gaps that the story has.
Lucky for the two sisters, they live in an isolated area with an ample supply of food, and so are pretty well-prepared when everything breaks down. But when the power goes out and all of their electronics are rendered useless, the sisters are forced to go off the grid and figure out a way to survive. After suffering the loss of their father, the filmmaker plays with the characters of the two sisters in interesting ways, showing them holding onto the dreams that they had before everything fell apart, pursuing their goals even after it’s obvious that they’ll never really be able to achieve them.
As you might imagine from this description so far, this film presents a pretty scathing look at just how dependent we’ve gotten on technology in recent years. The filmmaker doesn’t just stop at how technology breaks down connection between strangers, either, but also shows how tech addiction can distance ourselves from those we love the most, to the point where even our family can feel like strangers.
One of the tricky things about book to movie adaptations is that you have to juggle the expectations of the fans of the source material while still delivering a compelling film and hopefully drawing new fans into the franchise. This film mostly does that by exploring the interior lives of its co-protagonists, but just as the saying “the book is better than the movie” goes, this movie was not able to fully capture the emotional core of the characters and instead presented an Into the Woods lite in the end
One of the core components that makes a film great is its visual aesthetic, since a filmmaker only has that and the sense of sound to work with. For example, another apocalyptic film, The Road, did a pretty great job of capturing the dull, wasted tones of a scorched earth, relying on sepia hues to bring us into a world that’s on its deathbed, a world that’s about to draw its last breath. Into the Woods the novel is visually stunning, but for whatever reason that didn’t translate to the movie, where you’d expect it to shine. In fact, the film is never quite able to visually define this forest despite the fact that the title shows just how important it is to the story, and instead you get an unfocused, undisciplined view of the end of the world.
While not a perfect movie, Into the Woods does do a good job of capturing a strained relationship between two sisters set against the backdrop of a crumbling world. The script replicates the way the book deals with trauma in a micro/macro way, with the sisters’ shaky relationship serving as the foreground to the world’s destruction in the background. Produced by arthouse studio A24 in collaboration with DirecTV (see available packages here); following a wide release earlier this year the film is now streaming online and on YouTube. Even with its flaws, this is definitely a movie you don’t want to miss.
Posted by William Morris on Jul 20, 2016 in TV & Film | Comments Off on Writing For Television
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The multitude of stations has made composing for television a desired profession. Television, among all the professions in media, is most likely the most disorganised since there are not any well defined parameters for employing individuals. Yet it continues to bring staff of every quality. With the speed at which the entertainment industry is marching forward, there’s an escalating demand for motivated and trained writers. Pupils have more choices now to learn composing as a profession for television.
This sector is booming, with newer stations being added and the amount of shows always growing. The shows range from talent shows, reality shows, soap operas, plays, documentaries, science fiction, and more. There are many TV shows that run for years, offering writers to cross their imagination over quite a while. These pointers can enable you to better yourself in this field:
· Do your homework and see TV critically. See everything and anything, ones in addition to those you enjoy you dislike. Jot down notes as you spend hours watching the television.
· Pick your genre. Select a genre in which you’re interested. This could fall under the broad type of fiction or nonfiction.
· Prepare a spec or a pilot episode. Show your gift by writing a sample out and get it into the control of executives who are the decision makers. Writing that is high Risk is the greatest method to obtain entrance as a freelancer or a full time writer for someone or generation business.
· Understand your audience. Target a particular group and remain attuned to their demands. The attention span changes among individual groups of individuals. The advertisements aired can provide insight into who’s being addressed.
· Prepare a pitch. You will be asked by the business executives for a pitch before they make their minds up whether to give you a break or not. Your pitch must be incredibly catchy to make a mark on people in important positions, when composing for television.
· Create powerful characters. Your airtime is restricted, and words should never mince; they should deliver purposeful and clear dialogues.
· Get started. Compose and rewrite, ensuring to contain something fascinating for each character. Start with ending and a teaser with a tag which will be long remembered. Scatter some spice over your storylines and etch a name for yourself out on the little display.
In all probability, the art of composing for television is already present in you and need just to be solicited. The long hours that an individual spends glued to the TV aren’t entirely wasted. Through self-research is more educational than attending a class specially geared toward honing the skills of composing for television.!
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Posted by William Morris on Jul 13, 2016 in Comics | Comments Off on Loving Marvel Comics Background
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I’ve always enjoyed Marvel comics graphic novels. When I was a child, I used to go every time it came out to the comic book store and purchase a new edition of Spiderman down. Spiderman was, obviously, my favorite, but I enjoyed the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and Batman. Now, I comes less but I like to remember how much I loved them during my youth. That is why have Marvel comics wallpaper up on my background.
I ‘ve been gathering Marvel comics background for about three years now. The first ones I really made myself. Making your own computer desktop wallpaper is really a fairly simple thing to do. All you need to do is change them in Photoshop, download the pictures you enjoy, and glue them. For some of you this likely seems difficult, but it actually is not. It’s a breeze once you learn your way around photomanipulation.
My favourite strategy for making Marvel comics background was to shoot a group of pictures that I enjoyed and collage them all together. I made lots of compilations of all the actions scenes of favourite hero. For instance, I made a Joker background one time. I set it next to a close up of his face, shot an image of him fleeing away into the night, and stuck all of them over a background where he’d Batman got in an insidious snare. Completely, these distinct scenes appeared to capture the spirit of the Joker in totality.
Of course, now that I’ve started to download Marvel comics desktop wallpaper from the Internet, I understand how pale my efforts were in comparison. I loved making it at the time, although I likely should have left the desktop wallpaper to the professionals. However, the Marvel comics background that is made is truly sensational. Many of the background sheets turned into digital art and are really only taken directly from comic book covers. Because the comic novel covers are already nicely made, this appears to be among the finest strategies.
My very favourite Marvel comics background continues to be one that I got as a gift from a friend, yet. She was truly a girlfriend at the time ” although we aren’t dating anymore. It was a Valentine’s Day card that she made for me of some cunning photo manipulation and a couple old comic book covers. It revealed her as Thunderstorm giving me a little heart that was radiant. It was totally adorable, and I ‘d it up for months on my background.
Posted by William Morris on Jul 6, 2016 in TV & Film | Comments Off on The Popularity of Science Fiction
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With the dawn of scientific knowledge in the world, the face of the planet transformed entirely. Technological progress brought about things that previously couldn’t be dreamt of. The many marvels of science like planes, spacecrafts, tall buildings, etc gave birth to what we understand as science fiction and fired the imagination of the creative souls. Sci fi literature is tremendously popular, not only with children but also adults. The trilogy collection of trilogy videos and publications are the epitome of the finest quality sci fi literature.
Of course there’s the new star wars and its runaway popularity, but there’s something about the old show that reaches the heart. Particularly for the generation that grew up with this fantasy saga. On the other hand, the trilogy novels and videos based on the old star wars are popular now and fans of films and sci fi literature WOn’t need to lose them. The Old star wars tells the age old story of the success of great and the struggle between good and bad. Nevertheless, this narrative was told with such panache it makes a mark on the mind of the reader. After the films became popular, unlike other instances where the film is founded on the novel the star war novels were composed.
The audience already had a taste of the outstanding craftsmanship of the star war movies and anticipated a lot from the novels. Nevertheless, it can be said that those expectations have been surpassed by the novels. Bear in mind that only official star war novels which are supported by Luca, the manufacturer of the show should be looked for by you. There are many publications promising to be star war novels, but aren’t supported as official. The official publications are the ones which are the finest in science fiction literature and have kept the ethos of the old star wars collection.
In order to appreciate and understand the books better, you also had better see the trilogy videos. These videos will give you the kind of flavor that you’d get from seeing the description of a novel that is good. The best part is that videos and the publications are readily accessible online. You can put your order online and videos and the publications will be delivered to your doorstep. The payment may also be made through a safe portal.
Posted by William Morris on Jun 5, 2016 in TV & Film | Comments Off on SciFi TV Shows
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There’s been no greater getaway -fi TV shows. These shows have been excellent amusement offering opportunity to take a look at our planet by learning about other planets that may exist. The excellent draw of these fantasy genre shows is the chance to inquire “What if…”. We’re relieved of the weights of our world like gravitation, time, measurement, and physics. In order to seek a worldwide truth we’re enabled to investigate planets completely different from our own. A truth that’s unbound by those very attributes of our planet that we get to leave behind.
Sci-Fi TV shows, like most other TV shows, got their start in radio and then transferred to the new medium of television. The new theatre of TV gave new measurements to the science fiction writer to work with and added another degree to the narratives they could tell. The storylines had the ability to have a grander scale since the crowd could be shown signposts for new places, times, or characters and have the capacity to weave complex storylines. Sound effects were the story cues accessible. Characters could be more and better drawn allowing for complex storylines and increased casts and subplots.
The Twilight Zone is the classic example of the early Sci-FI TV shows. It stayed episodic in structure like its radio forerunners giving a couple vignettes to the crowd every time. Sometimes, the episodes let the narrator to train the people on the significance of the narratives and were on a mutual motif. World which will not apply to the remaining part of the universe led to specific judgments and premises us. Additionally, it was suggested that activities or those premises should not be used here. The genre enabled the show without attacking anyone here to preach somewhat about mankind.
Star Trek is another classic example of what Sci-Fi TV shows could do culturally. The crew of the Enterprise has gotten culturally iconic for whole generations. At the time, the show started livelihood for several celebrities and was cutting edge when it comes to special effects. The moral was always the same, although the worlds researched on the show were more detailed than those that came before: this could be us; do we need it to be? The point was to question what this means to be human and determine if that’s the greatest we can be or is there something more.
Star Trek-The Next Generation was a spinoff of forms during a time when TV was going quite retro. The show came after the first brought with it and stopped much better performing and even better special effects. Like all developments in this genre, it allowed for dazzling and more complex storylines worlds to investigate. This show was different, yet. The difference came in the fact that many of the scripts had an internal focus on the interactions of the character aboard the boat instead of consistently so much on their interaction with the external worlds. It became more pure play. !
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Posted by William Morris on Apr 19, 2016 in Cosplay, TV & Film | Comments Off on Assault On Titan Connie Springer Cosplay
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Assault On Titan is a cartoon that is hot at the moment and you’ll be able to see many abnomal titans in this original cartoon! I ‘m a cosplay and anime lover, so I’m studying some methods on how to cosplay some my favourite anime characters of some fascinating cartoons. Assault On Titan has many characters that are fascinating and Connie Springer is one of my favourite anime characters. I am going to discuss some info about him with you afterward I’ll reveal some my own cosplay thoughts about him.
Connie Springer is lightly tanned, young man with a shaved head. He’s a light weights 58 kilograms and assemble individual who’s 158 centimeters tall. Haha, I’m interested in nearly everything concerning this yong guy that is fine. He’s a motivated man who do not give up readily eternally. He’s got large gray eyes and short hair. He wears a group of Assault On Titan uniform which brings me considerably
Cosplay Thoughts Sharing
First, viewing this cartoon. In my opinion, should you would like to do a graphic Connie Springer cosplay because you must really have a complete learning about him through viewing this cartoon before you copying him, you should see so cartoon on your own. You should do a little bit of note about the following fundamental info regarding some specific or exceptional essential accessories of him: His common dressing fashion; Connie Springer; his character; copying some trendy or specific words and positions of him and so on.
Second, analysing that if you’re acceptable for this particular part cosplay. In my view, I believe that you need to decide an anime character who’s appropriate for your imitation. By saying so, what I mean? You have to pich an anime character who has same figure kind as you or has similar style, this will allow you to copy this character readily. For this reason, you should know when you possess similar character or the exact same figure kind as Connie Springer.
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Posted by William Morris on Apr 15, 2016 in Books, Comics, TV & Film | Comments Off on Unashamed Science Fiction Lovers Unite!
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I really like science fiction. I ‘ve since youth… third grade, I consider. My oldest sister came home from seeing our father in Florida with a copy of Robert Heinlein’s “The Star Beast” and attempted to get my other older sister to read it. She would not. I ‘d (then my other sister read it simply to keep up).
I was hooked.
It did not take long to find that some folks consider adoring scifi a little, or even a lot, odd. I have spoke to those who imagine it to be like the things printed in the old pulps, or simply do not comprehend science fiction at all; you know blasters and bug eyed lovely daughters, mad scientists and monsters.
And then there are the folks who flat out disapprove of it. How dare anyone speculate on this kind of degree! My inlaws believe my husband and only read the regular bestsellers, or even better, nonfiction and I have to clean out our collection of scifi! Yawn! Simply not my style.
I see nothing wrong with loving being a scifi lover. In the event you are reading so, you most likely do not either.
It Is interesting seeing science fiction reach more and more of the mainstream. You view it on television. You see it in films that are top. You see it to the bestseller lists.
And though to many there is still that blot. Being a real geek is trendy now, but it does not always mean becoming popular. Adoring science fiction to many is just odd.
Thank goodness there are really so many of us who adore the weirdness. Dressing up for customs, waiting in long lines to view the film the very first night… in costume, no less, is only a portion of the entertaining. It is to be adopted.
I love introducing individuals to science fiction. I have talked people into reading science fiction novels who were stunned that it contained motifs they adore in whichever brand of fiction they adored. To them, the thought that it might have an excellent storyline, experience, romance, whatever, was really amazing.
Discussing your favourite science fiction television shows, films and novels with individuals who believe they don’t have any interest in it’s interesting. I encourage you all to try it. The experience will be appreciated by some and talk about favourite storylines with, or at least also you may get a fresh buddy to drag to conventions.
Additionally be sure you share your favorites with your fellow enthusiasts. How else are they to learn about the truly amazing novels, films or television shows that escaped their notice. How else are you going to drive the individuals who still do not comprehend adoring science fiction completely insane?!