Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Linklater Response:

1. Price makes a lot of interesting points and ties together common themes, which include the link between idleness and culture. He states that Linklater increased mainstream fantasy of low budget very narrative films. He was known for strong literary and bringing philosophical awareness into play.
The idea of idleness runs throughout all of his work and the sense of time. The thought of daydreaming is actually productive instead of working all day but idleness is not for everyone and the line is often blurred between that and laziness.  

2. I think he means the way the spectator interacts with the film and its characters is completely up to the director and the style. It’s their way of communicating and showing their art, or their film in the way they choose. If no thought is put into style then they can’t know or control the outcome of the audience and can’t anticipate how they’ll feel while watching.

I personally love the approach of making Before Sunrise with a little bit of improv because it actually does make it feel more realistic. By including more than one writer in the script’s choice and giving the actors many opportunities to bring personal variety in, it makes this love story more tangible. It’s also interesting to watch the film then realize that Linklater gave this leniency to those involved, it probably changes some point of views about the film.

3. Ever since I’ve seen Linklater’s film Tape I have been interested in this idea of time expanding only as long as we’re watching or a movie based on time can actually be used an artistic device. That relationship can enhance or even take away from a film and its meaning. In other tools of art like painting, or dance, time can’t possibly be used in the same way as in film. And that’s because the way the art is performed, and reality in the moment. Nothing can be as time related as a film where we can see many different points of view and different scenes.

Kasey Hartsock

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