Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

I’ve recently seen the famous Orson Welles movie “Touch of Evil”, and I couldn’t help but notice how well he handles the “deep focus” technique. Welles achieved great fame using that technique on Citizen Kane, in which both characters and background are always perfectly sharp, and he used it once again when filming Touch of […]

Zootopia/Zootropolis and the drama plot in comedy

Zootopia/Zootropolis and the drama plot in comedy

Zootopia (US title) or Zootropolis (EU title) is a comedy released by Disney during the first half of 2016. The movie was widely succesful and received praise by both critics and audience. This praise is, in my opinion, very well deserved. Zootopia not only entertains us, but it also gives a great lesson about comedy […]

The Disaster Artist, understanding the author of “The Room”

The Disaster Artist, understanding the author of “The Room”

I recently finished reading “The Disaster Artist”, the book that tells the story of how the rare movie “The Room” was made. I found it interesting, funny and very original. If you enjoy those movies so bad that they are good, you’ll know that “The Room” is considered probably the best one (sort of speaking) […]

The preview of the teaser of the trailer

The preview of the teaser of the trailer

About a week ago the trailer for the 2016 movie Batman vs Superman was “released”, and apparently in the USA you could get tickets to watch the trailer at the IMAX, exclusively. In order to promote this trailer a video was shown on the Internet, of just a few seconds, showing the characters’ logos and […]

Robots in movies and survival instinct

Robots in movies and survival instinct

I watched “Chappie” this week, just a few weeks after watching “Ex Machina“, and there’s something in these movies that doesn’t fit: why would robots with artificial intelligence naturally develop survival instinct? In real world, survival instinct is not a product of intelligence, free will or self-awareness, but a simple product of evolution. It’s obvious […]