Posts tagged with "indie watch"

Indie Watch: The Telltale Heart (2010)

Posted by Sean Fitzpatrick August 4, 2013 0 Comment 5837 views

Cinema’s love affair with Edgar Allan Poe began early and recurred often. Jean Epstein’s surrealist 1928 adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher, Roger Corman’s X-Rated 1961 version of The Pit and the Pendulum, and last year’s reprehensible John Cusack vehicle, The Raven, are just a few examples of the myriad Poe-related films […]

Indie Watch: A Day’s Messing

Posted by Sean Fitzpatrick July 21, 2013 0 Comment 3029 views

For contemporary filmmakers, recreating the aesthetics of pre-sound cinema is a double-edged sword. The idea seems like a screenwriting shortcut (“Hey! I don’t need to write dialogue!”), but its execution involves far more than an absence of talking. The film stock needs to look authentically grainy, the actors need to express all emotions in pantomime, […]

Indie Watch: Streamer (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean July 8, 2013 1 Comment 5743 views

The problem with most short films lies with ambitious, aspiring auteurs trying to cram a 90 minute feature into 9 minutes. The best short films, on the other hand, winnow down the narrative to something more manageable – a vignette, a moment, a morsel of what could be with bigger budgets and full casts and […]

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