Sunday, February 21, 2021

"What Makes a Movie Great?"


Philadelphia, 2018

“Now You See It” asks, “What makes a movie great?”,  4 minutes.

He talks a lot about “Citizen Kane” (which I saw in Dallas at the Inwood in the 1980s.

There is talk of close-ups and camera angles and stagecraft, but the greatest movies have a real effect on society and even get laws passed (he talks about “Jaws”).  Movies with the most effect included “Fight Club”, and “Philadelphia” (about AIDS), and “Juno” (pregnancy termination). 

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