I co-directed Cooties, Bushwick, and Becky with Cary Murnion.
There is so much to learn from this film about filmmaking. A lot that has been lost since it’s release. It’s not a plot driven movie so to try to appreciate it or understand in that way is missing the point and the joys it delivers of wonder, dread, innocence, fate, choice, and so much more.
I bet this is how Bay pitches to Studio execs. He just asks, "Do you like MONEY SHOTS?!" All the guys in suits turn to each other with their lack of film knowledge and nod, "Uh, yeah. We love money shots!" Done. He gets $40 million.
Bay's films are money shot after money shot. There are so many money shots that my mind can't keep up. Most films have one or two money shots, but this has one…
I truly can’t comprehend how Denis makes images that seem so big and larger than life. Epic is the overused word but his sense of scale is unprecedented.
The direction was very tonal in the sense that for a big budget action film, the plot was secondary to emotional ambiguity built from sound and visual collage. The score and sound match the visuals in terms of giganticness, so worth seeing in a theater. Even with the best home theater and…