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Good pacing vs bad pacing (4 replies and 9 comments)

Vanniyan
4 months ago
Vanniyan 4 months ago

Dear master roger i want to ask you how much bad pacing affect the audience psychologically. If it's only distract the story or is it affect the film part of the success partially or fully? I did watch good pacing movies. All Melville films good pacing imo. The credit goes to you. 

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

The credit goes to Melville.

Vanniyan
3 months ago

Yes master. Credit goes to Melville. Do you believe bad pacing would affect the general audience only? Or professional people's only!

Mike
3 months ago

Vanniyan,
Can I ask you which of Melville’s films did you like best, was it the script or the way it was shot that really impressed you. Interested in your thoughts and how you gauge a film. Does the notoriety of a Director play a part in your choice of film.

Vanniyan
3 months ago

Mike,
I really like Melville's films 'Le samurai' 'The red circle' and 'army of shadows'. I like very much 'Le samurai' the way it was shot and good screen play also. I really impressed Melville shot construction and pacing.

Mike
3 months ago

That is interesting, Thankyou.

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

Melville's first film, 'The Silence of the Ocean', almost all of which takes place in one room, is as good as any of his films. For me, if a film is any good, it is hard to separate style from content. But, if I must, I would always look to the script and what a director is trying to say before any technical aspect of the work. I wouldn't say 'The Silence of the Ocean' is brilliantly shot at all but it is still a masterly film and has so much more to say than much of what is out there now.

'There is no Evil' is a recent equivalent. It is both brilliantly conceived and constructed and puts most other contemporary films to shame. 'There is no Evil' should be required viewing for any aspiring film maker - along with 'Army of Shadows' and 'Solaris' and ' ........

Vanniyan
3 months ago

Master are you talking about director Mohammad Rasoulof movie!

Mike
3 months ago

I believe he is referring to that one, Vanniyan. Very watchable film imo.

Vanniyan
3 months ago

No Mike. I am checking about 'There is no evil' movie director

Mike
3 months ago

‍♂️

Robert Dempsey
3 months ago

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Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

Yes, 'There is no Evil' directed by Mohammad Rasoulof. Brilliant and heartbreaking.

Emile
3 months ago
Emile 3 months ago

Solaris (Tarkovsky's original) is one of the most beautiful, sensitive, poetic, intelligent, emotionnally gripping films I ever saw. I had the chance to discover it in a gigantic cinema for its restoration a few years ago (three people in the room); I had never seen anything like it, so sensitive...

There are certain films, to me at least, that are beyond cinema. They aren't great movies, they're so much more, they don't even fit in my mind as cinema anymore... When you watch them, it's disturbing, it seems like a whole crew of people took something innermost to you that only you knew about, and spent a year or so to put in on a screen. It's hard to explain, they have a certain unknown something which makes them grow in your own memory to become your own souvenir, mixed with real souvenirs. I've only lived this with a handful of films, no more than 5. Solaris is one of them, along with the Assassination of Jesse James (which is why I'm here, thank you Mr. Deakins).

So yes, I agree with you there. For those who haven't seen Solaris, just watch it.

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