Strange. Strange how our tastes evolve. When I first saw Days of Heaven I remember thinking that it was the only film I’d ever seen that could rival Blade Runner in its photography. The film as a whole was so far outside mainstream filmmaking, especially when it was released in 1978, and so closely in […]Read More Days of Heaven
As much as I love the documentary genre, I’ve never been able to shake my dislike for interviews as a filmmaking tool. To me it is an overused and uninspired convention that contradicts a core principal of cinema: films should create an experience, not simply dispense information. Even well-shot interviews are still variations on the […]Read More The Documentary Interview: How Long Must We Languish?