In a short film, visuals are everything. Screencraft advises making them just as compelling as the script.
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A documentary is one of the most interesting projects a filmmaker can work on.
A macabre crime thriller by the esteemed Alfred Hitchcock, the 1954 movie “Rear Window” offers a complete overview of all types of interpersonal and romantic relationships. All of this action is observed by the main protagonist, a wheelchair-bound photographer.
On just about every list of must-see movies, “Citizen Kane” is mentioned. By director Orson Welles, who was only 25 years old when it was made, it’s still as fresh as it was back in 1941. Another icon of film, Martin Scorsese, recommends the film as well, calling Welles a “force of nature”.
“The Third Man” is on the list of films the New York Film Academy recommends watching before going to film school. It’s the ultimate lesson in film noir and the score is especially notable.
Scorsese enters the dark and twisted mind of a war veteran in the New York City slums in the classic 1976 movie “Taxi Driver”. The mentally unstable central character is brought to life by Robert De Niro.
Color cinematography came into its own in the 1960s. Stanley Kubrick took the new technology and created “2001: A Space Odyssey”. His use of color, especially red, to ratchet up tension is especially notable.
The depth of characters in “The Godfather” meant that legendary Francis Ford Coppola never had to do big action scenes to get his point across. Based on the book by Mario Puzo, these two movies are a masterclass in tension.
The “Rocky” films that started in 1976 became popular later for their inspirational message. However, nothing compares to the original boxing movie, “Raging Bull”. Boxing is really just the vehicle used to tell this raw and powerful story.