Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien dramatizations redux
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From: "Bill" <lunacy2@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien dramatizations redux
> Maybe I've been exposed to CGI FX enough now--
--I think the word is "desensitized"--
> to not be
> bothered by the "arrow shot", which has been used in enough
> tv shows and movies (and with other weapons) so that I don't
> even recall that shot as standing out in my memory from seeing
> the film.
I think it looks silly wherever it's done, partly because I think it really
was Sam Raimi, a sort of American Peter Jackson (i.e. director of film
soaked with gore which are supposed to be amusing, like _Evil Dead II_), who
introduced such shots, or at least popularized them. His "flying eyeball"
shot is legendary.
Unfortunately the post-modern era is upon us, and film directors have
learned that one can easily conceal a weak story (_Matrix_, anyone?) with
heavily choreographed fight scenes and shots of floating bullets.