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Become a movie critic!

Pray for Daylight</i> anywhere, and I thought that might make for a good event, except I'd really want something of a bigger venue than my living-room-of-the-lesser-gods.

Then I thought what if I made it a film critique instead?

The idea is this: it's really hard to get a legitimate critique of the movie. Either the "nice" kicks in and folks get very noncomittal, or they have a bone to pick and just trash the idea of its very existence.

I'm too close to it. I've lived and breathed it, seen it over and over again, and I've lost all objectivity. What I'd like is some honest, clean critique. What you like, what you don't like, what works, what doesn't. I need concise information, not comments like "well that sucked" or "I don't know".

I don't exactly know how to put that together. I like the idea of a focus group, but should there be discussion? Should I allow each person to write their comments privately and anonymously? Both? Neither?

I want to improve as a filmmaker. I think part of the way of getting there is figuring out what I've done good and bad from some more objective sources than I can possibly be at this point.

If you're interested, let me know. It will most definitely be post-Omegacon if it happens at all.


Oct. 31st, 2006 11:45 am (UTC)
I like this idea, too. Sadly, I don't think it will ever happen. It's antithetical to the way most filmmakers behave.

(Yes, I'll be going into this in part 2 of Rhinoceros Eyelids...)

BTW, thanks for noting that there are people out there with bones to pick. If I had to pick one thing that has turned me off the most, it's been the very childish and intensely cliqueish nature of the local creative scene. That's what's nice about having friends who DON'T live here. They can come in and say "Well, that was shit," about stuff that those "in the loop" find utterly brilliant.

More to follow on the blog...
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
I actually wrote this before I read your blog, and I was rather tickled at the synchronicity.
Oct. 31st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's funny.

Wait until you see part 2. I ain't gonna be making many friends with it.

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