What's in a meme? (but also cultural change in what direction?)
22 Mar 2005 - 1:36pm
Alian <So this means Hitchcock, Kubrick, Truffaut, Lucas or Scott.
But after that, which sub-genre? The one who tries to be god, like
Kubrick by understanding every possible thing about the subject and
preparing for every event before the shooting? The one who actually is
god like Hitchcock (at least in his later films) by planning ahead each
take, each possible actor movement with incredibly detailed
Within that, we are as wide as the world. You are just talking feature
films over here, but what about those who make documentaries, or news
programmes, or TV commercials, or TV serials, or corporate videos,
training films or whatever...
A 'directorship', or rather 'central creative responsibility', connects
to the need for 'cultural change...' thread Dave started. We need a
cultural change so that someone owns up to the 'total quality of
experience' of an interactive delivery. One need not be apologetic about
a web site that one is not associated with, and one needs to be
(hopefully) proud of what one is associated with.
No one would (ever) mistake a Hitchcock classic for a b-grade film, even
if both came from the same company and run in the same cinema hall.