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Essence of what makes a movie good? 
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Post Essence of what makes a movie good?
Hitchcock is a decent movie overall, but one monologue stood out to me as being extremely powerful. Luckily, it happens to be one of the official clips on youtube. Is what Hitchcock describes the essence of what makes for good filmmaking?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K63qiq0TM9M


Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:19 am
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MGamesCook wrote:
Hitchcock is a decent movie overall, but one monologue stood out to me as being extremely powerful. Luckily, it happens to be one of the official clips on youtube. Is what Sir Anthony Hopkins describes the essence of what makes for good filmmaking?


Taking risks and experimenting? It depends. If it works, you'll be hailed as a genius, someone who revolutionises the way movies are made... If it doesn't (like what seems to be happening to poor old Peter Jackson and the 48fps business) then you could be considered foolish, arrogant and that the risk was a display of hubris. Often it's only in retrospect that it can be considered to be great film making. In many cases it takes many years for the greatness to be truly appreciated.


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Taking risks and experimenting? It depends. If it works, you'll be hailed as a genius, someone who revolutionises the way movies are made... If it doesn't (like what seems to be happening to poor old Peter Jackson and the 48fps business) then you could be considered foolish, arrogant and that the risk was a display of hubris. Often it's only in retrospect that it can be considered to be great film making. In many cases it takes many years for the greatness to be truly appreciated.


Maybe the spirit is what counts. The feeling that authority and control has been ripped from you. It may have something to do simply with surrendering yourself to the actors, or conditions of filming. What strikes me most about the clip is "because we had to." The best filmmaking has that sense of desperate inevitability behind it. That this is the only way they could have done it.


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