Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The timer says two minutes before the baby eating...
Being able to see how much time is left while watching a film makes you incredibly aware of a film's pacing. Audiences were never supposed to know that there's five minutes left. We're supposed to be so enthralled with the picture that time becomes irreverent as opposed to a crutch.
I think I'm going to have to start watching films completely unaware of the minutes ticking a way. Without the scrolling numbers, I won't be able to break it down from a straight up technical standpoint anymore....Oh no...The horror! The horrifying horror! How else will I be able to review shit?