Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Scene It?

Have you been to a movie lately? They've almost managed to ruin this once-fun experience for us. The industry used to produce scenes in brilliant Technicolor with panoramic views, where stunning, fabulously talented actors and actresses were wholesome looking, and often did their own stunt-work as the story developed into something worth our time.

Now when we see a film, the scenes are dark and shadowed with muted colors, and we’re lucky to recognize an actor beneath the massive costumes and makeup. That’s only if you can find them amongst the tediously time-consuming graphic art and fast-moving scenes. In most of these shows, 'loud' substitutes for music.

Give me the good old days with a plot, a fantastic sound track, and a character performance that doesn’t mimic the actor’s own personality.