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Monday, January 3, 2011
Hence, the favorite. If you're not a hundred percent certain as to what your particular favorite is, I recommend thoroughly going through a good number of your own reviews and it'll reveal itself. We can concentrate on any number of things, but in general there's always one thing that can makes a break a film.
For me, it's always been characters. I love them. You sell me a wonderful character and I'll give you my mind and heart for as long as you need. As a consequence the aspect of storytelling I find most riveting, and in turn crucial to my appreciation for the world, is the set up. The opening portion of the tale that defines the various components of the story to come.
Take for example the film Unbreakable. It's merits may often be debated, but in particular it holds a firm distinction as being one of my all-time favorites. Why? For the simple reason that the entire film is character and set-up. We get to know these individuals, their lives, and the direction the events will take them. Sure there's an element of basic plot structure, but most of it is broken down in the simple confines of superhero setup mythology. Things such as the use of color and art direction are extraneous icing on the cake.
Now take my all time favorite film Seven Samurai for example. Kurosawa meticulously designs and builds his characters from scratch. Through the opening hour we get to meet each one and in doing so gain a viable attribute that describes the manner in which they operate. The journey exposes and enforces these beginnings with the final action tying it all together. This basic principle is extrapolated on a far more grand scale in films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
If you're wondering why I hate it so much I can answer is quite simple: empathy. Now, I'm not referring to something high-minded like 'empathicalism' as you'd find in Funny Face. I simply believe that in order for me to truly divest myself into a story, I must understand and want to know its characters. You can leave some things blank for mystery, but make me love them. Make me want to know them and go on this journey with them. It's the building block of any real relationship. And don't go trying to tell me this just a fling either! Two hours my time may be years in yours so you better believe some loving is going to go down. It may not be sexual, but even platonic relationships rely on more than merely face level give and take.