Friday, May 24, 2024

Cinema 101: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Black & White, Taught by Steven Soderbergh

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Steven Soderbergh is so enamored of Steven Spielberg that he’s teaching it now on his blog. The Oscar winning director of “Traffic” has put “Raiders of the Lost Ark” into black and white, and added a new soundtrack. This is all so he can show how well the movie is composed in the first place.

“I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order?”
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Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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