William Ross

Filmmaker. Cohost of Film Formally Podcast. Other things. Goes long on the musical scores.

Favorite films

  • PlayTime
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2046

Recent activity

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  • Baby's Laxative

  • La Chienne

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

  • The Offer

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  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    When a movie overwhelmingly uses shallow focus it loses opportunities for depth cues and complex geometry. When the lenses used go out of focus around the edges it loses opportunities for a focal point anywhere outside the center of the frame. When it uses a highly desaturated palette it loses opportunities for distinguishing objects via colour contrast. When it uses low contrast it loses further opportunities for distinguishing objects via luminance contrast. When it uses a lot of dynamic, semi-improvisational…

  • The Treasure Planet

    The Treasure Planet

    Just amazed by how this film embraces a bewildering, unhinged personality and ultra-spastic, unpolished aesthetic while also genuinely striving for beauty, pathos, and now and then the sublime. It's a major work of animation, an anti-masterpiece, possibly the best film example of Outsider Art I've ever seen.