frankly, my dear...
This reminds me, have you seen Side by Side yet? I’d love to hear your view on the “Film vs. Digital” debate :)

No, I haven’t, but I just added it to my Netflix queue. The directors mentioned it in their post-screening Q&A and now that you’ve mentioned it I’m intrigued.

I don’t have a stance on the Film vs. Digital debate at the moment because on the one hand, I love the look of film and the depth and romantic quality that comes with it. On the other hand, I’m a poor film student who’s had to shoot on 16mm with a bolex and it could be hellish and expensive. It’s terrific that digital is so accessible and the quality of RED cameras is just exquisite.

But like I said, those are only my gleaned/heavily biased impressions. I’ll watch the doc and let you know what I seriously think. :)

I get to wake up to Oscar noms in the morning!!

It’s like Christmas all over again!

Out of Sight (#41)

This was great. First things first: the technical/aesthetic aspects are really cool. The score is standard hip Soderbergh style (practically the same as the Oceans movies, but it works so who cares), the writing is snappy, sound mixing awesome (love the use of voice overs for once), and the editing completely refreshing (the use of flashforwards is wonderful, and while the stylization might not be for everyone, I quite liked it). Now that I’m done nerding, I can also say that George Clooney is in his suave element here (an alternative title to the film could be, “Danny Ocean: The Slightly More Gritty But Still Pretty Fucking Smooth Life Before He Met Tess”) and Jennifer Lopez is pretty good too. Of course Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle are also marvelous, with the latter being really scare and off his rocker. As you know, I like movies about thieves and even when the theft isn’t the main part, I thought the romance was great (especially in the self aware comments regarding 3 Days of the Condor at the beginning) and really liked the movie on whole.