Adam X. Smith: "Lots of media relies on our nostalgia for something we remember from when we were children, and no matter how well or how badly it is executed, the tactic often works for one pretty good reason" ...
Gus Lubin: "Is 3D movie technology a money-making gimmick or a true innovation? The answer is a little of both. Some movies use the technology to create more wonderfully immersive scenes, but others do little with the technology or even make a movie worse."
Paula Bernstein: "When we think of immersive storytelling, Delorean time machines and grownups dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles don't usually come to mind. But that's the case with New York-based BBQ Films" ...
Maria Popova: "Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem."
Adam B. Vary: "It is already one of the most peculiar and elaborate transmedia marketing efforts ever mounted for a feature film franchise, and as more elements from it continue to roll out in advance of Catching Fire’s Nov. 22 release date, here is what you need to know about what’s behind it."
Randy Finch: "If you're not familiar with the term "transmedia" - or you're skeptical about the existence of a changing paradigm for motion pictures that includes evolving multi-platform techniques for storytelling (including, for example, salting the internet with evidence of a storyworld from which a new film is emerging) - then you're probably not going to appreciate the interview with Jeff Gomez that appeared on July 18th, 2103 in the Business Insider."
Ari Karpel: "Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, two of the writer-producers of Star Trek Into Darkness and next summer’s The Amazing Spider-man 2 lay out five rules for a successful movie franchise collaboration."
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
Warning this article contains a "couple of Star Trek Into Darkness spoilers (you have seen it by now, right?)"
Celluloid Liberation Front: "As part of the Berlinale Talents creative summit earlier this month, Irish director Neil Jordan (who created the Showtime historical drama "The Borgias") and Hollywood producer Martha De Laurentiis ("Hannibal"), the widow of the late legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, spoke about the differences between working in film and television."
Russ Burlingame: "There are few comic book movies that fans will go into with less information than I, Frankenstein; the film was written by Kevin Grevioux and Scot Beattie and adapted to a graphic novel from Grevioux’s first-draft screenplay."
"Think assigned seating and table service are the future of the movie theater? Think bigger. Andrei Severny argues that what we now call "movie theaters" will soon be theme parks of the mind - but storytelling is here to stay" ....
Film4 Team: "In a UK first, A Field In England was released on UK TV, in cinemas, and on Blu-ray, DVD and VoD simultaneously on Friday 5th July. So what happened? Did the audience prove they would always go for the cheapest option? Or would different audiences choose different platforms for different reasons? Let’s take a closer look" …
Bonnie Wertheim: "In the new short film BXBY, director Quentin Cherrier, a French photographer, re-imagines the relationship between movies and GIFs entirely, merging the two to create the first-ever "clif" ("clip" and "GIF")"
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