Saturday, May 10, 2008
Movies that are pissingme off
I watched Before the Devil Knows You're Dead last night and was very disappointed. Now Sidney Lumet is a great director, and has had a long, distinguished career, but this film just pissed me off. I am really getting sick of movies with a nonlinear storyline, which jumps back and forth in time. If you have a good story to tell, this is absolutely unnecessary and just kills the natural flow of the film. It's one thing to have occasional flash backs to explain events, but some of these films just seem like the editor cut a bunch of scenes, threw them into a hat and picked them out at random, splicing them together in that order. Listen, all you directors and editors out there, if you have a good story with solid characters and plot, there is no need to get fancy with your editing. Just make the fucking movie. Could you imagine Casablanca if the movie starts with Rick at the airport giving the "maybe not today" speech and the rest of the movie jumping back in time to random intervals? It would suck! Just make the fucking movie! Thank you for your time.