101 Movies That I Love the Most – Part Four [25-01]

So lately I made a Youtube video, for the first time (I’ve made films before, and put them on Youtube, but I never made a video specifically to just say stuff on Youtube) in which I share my 101 Films That I Love the Most. You can see the video and read all about it here.

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In addition to making this video, I thought I’d also share it in writing—for easy reference in case you or I don’t feel like listening to me talk about this over 40 minutes of real time.

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47 Movie Blogs #16 – Epic Foreshadowing / Reveal Moments

Today’s topic is to do with those great moments where something is revealed, and it’s surprising but also satisfying, because you can immediately see that the story “played fair”.  This plot twist hasn’t come completely out of the blue, but rather was set up in a way that you noticed, but didn’t quite put together. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #16 – Epic Foreshadowing / Reveal Moments

Ten Interesting Non-Linear Movies

Like my post a while ago about time travel stories here, the idea isn’t to list the ten greatest non-linear stories.  Who could claim such a thing?  Especially when I’ve never even seen Rashomon, or Pulp Fiction?  But I’m interested in film and storytelling, and recently I’ve been pondering a bit about the idea of non-linear storytelling. This is a phrase that has a broad range of meaning and an equally diverse selection of potential examples.

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Actually, almost every film is non-linear, in the sense that they don’t take place in a continuous uninterrupted flow of time and space.  If we take that a super-strict definition, than you have to go to something like Rope (presented in what is supposedly in one continuous take) or High Noon (which has edits, but takes place in real time) to find something that’s not non-linear.

But usually, that’s not what we mean.  Continue reading Ten Interesting Non-Linear Movies