In the Deep to in The Shallows - how a script and movie went wrong

Posted by Wanderer 6 years, 11 months ago to Movies
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If you've never read a movie script, it's time. The future is video, not text and, for all but those few bibliophiles, who love the feel of a book in their hands, the time is just around the corner when our communications will all be video. If you want to have an impact, now's the time to learn.

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  • Posted by freedomforall 6 years, 11 months ago
    "All you want to do is read the 200 word piece on some news event but, you can’t until the video buffers for a minute so some talking head can tell you what you wanted to read.

    This wouldn’t be happening if we didn’t want it to."

    Yes, I don't want it to, so I turn off autoplay in my browser and never have had the problem again. (When I want to play a video, I click on the Play (>) button that appears instead of the video.)
    If only all those assinine mouse-over menus that get in the way of reading could be stopped so easily.
    So many of today's web programmers/designers are asshats.

    Thanks for the review!
    The movie sounds like another one to miss. Sadly, it has a lot of unentertaining company.
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    • Posted by 6 years, 11 months ago
      Very few films are very good. It's a tough art and business. It's the future, though. In my contact with young people I find very few willing to wade through a 300 page novel. They'll watch the movie instead. Very few are willing to read a 10 page paper. They'll watch a video of the author lecturing instead. It's not entirely laziness, they're making use of a newer, better technology. Knowing this, if we wish to influence young minds, we can't depend on our polemics to do the job, we need to learn to use film.
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