Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Artistic Statement

My whole life I have always wanted to make movies. Ever since a kid I have been fascinated with the idea of films being able to create whole new worlds out of nothing. I believe this is due to the fact that I have always been an adventurous person. I always crave excitement and never seem to be able to keep the status quo. With the few movies I have made these traits have always been part of their stories and pacing. I create movies where the characters are constantly tested with a new threat or challenge to keep things fresh and exciting. Most of the movies I love seem to embody this idea as well. Filmmakers such as David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Marc Foster, and even JJ Abrams seem to create many films just like the ones I want to make. They always seem to be able to create something new and original or simply take an old idea and twist it up enough it becomes something so unique. I would love to make films like those or even take different genres and mash them up together to create new genres altogether.


The film Snatch written and directed by Guy Ritchie, is one of my all time favorites for many different reasons. The dialouge itself if witty and quite hilarious in my opinion, and is very fast paced which stays inline with the pacing of the film itself. Ritchie employs a hectic, intense energy when it comes to his directing style here, and that's the reason the film plays so well to me. The plot itself is all over the place, but in a good way if that makes sense.Throughout the film things just seem to fall into place like fate for most of the characters, while others have their own tricks and throw in a few good twists. The characters are my favorite part of the film, especially Brad Pitt's character who is pretty funny throughout. I'm kind of an action junkie too, so the fights and gunplay throughout only add to my love of the film as well. I believe anyone who enjoys fast paced films, with plenty of action and dark humor can appreciate the movie and should check it out. Trailer below!

Website I like

One of my favorite websites has to be IGN.com. To me it's one of the coolest websites out there today, and always seems to be up to date on all the things I'm interested in. Not only does it have awesome news and information, but it's also designed in a very cool way. The index page tends to have all the new top stories of the day or week, and offers a clickable link to each topic of the site as well. You can click on movie news, tv news, music news, and even videogame news right on the homepage and it will take you to that part of the site which will feature topic specific stories in each section. Each news report has a clickable picture or headline that leads you to the information. On each story page you have the same options of the homepage in order to switch categories right there without having to go back to the index. Another really cool feature is it's ability to stream videos on any page without having to leave to the main story page itself, unless you want to. I really don't have any other improvements for the site. If you want to check it out, the link is right here below!

Design I Like

This intro to the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher, was one of the coolest, yet strangest intros to a movie I have ever seen. The sleek black, oily look to it all kind of embodies a lot of the characters and plot of the film itself. If you look closely you even see some objects that appear in the movie later on, while others seem to embody the movie's theme and emotion. It doesn't hurt to have a score from Trent Reznor of  The Nine Inch Nails and Katie O from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covering a classic ACDC song to go along with it. It too just seems to embody the intensity and utter abnormality of the film's coming events.