There are five films that I watch every year because I learn something new every time I see them.
These films are rich in content and they reflect a style in their acting, art direction, cinematography, costuming and sound.
Everyone has their own list of films that influence them or that they learned from but I don’t know how many films you can watch over and over and get something new or spot something you never noticed before.
Touch Of Evil – we all know the famous opening shot that goes on forever and sets up the movie. Since this film was made in 1960 and shot in 35mm I still marvel at how they were able to do that opening considering both the weight and the bulk of the equipment. A scene that is just as amazing to me is when they find the dynamite in the apartment. That scene is also a long single take and the camera is incredibly active going from room to room to track the action. I have been told that grips were literally moving set walls so that the camera could move uninterrupted. … More