Comments for What Happened on the Fourth Date http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog If he seems too good to be true...he probably is. Dating in this city just got a whole lot weirder. Sun, 18 May 2008 19:05:11 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 Comment on A Short Rant on Short Films (also: film v. theatre) by mk_writer http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-777 mk_writer Sun, 18 May 2008 19:05:11 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=25#comment-777 Actually, I think there are some good short films out there - just not always easy to find. I think it was 2006 that yielded some good short films - I Netflixed the Oscar-nominated short films, and at least 3 out of 5 were memorable, good stories (I think it's the year that West Bank Story (which, frankly, I found a bit over the top silly, but fun) won). The thing that surprises me about compilations of shorts made by famous directors, is how a famous director is no guarantee of a good short. Which may also just go to show you that good directors are not always great writers. Actually, I think there are some good short films out there – just not always easy to find.
I think it was 2006 that yielded some good short films – I Netflixed the Oscar-nominated short films, and at least 3 out of 5 were memorable, good stories (I think it’s the year that West Bank Story (which, frankly, I found a bit over the top silly, but fun) won).
The thing that surprises me about compilations of shorts made by famous directors, is how a famous director is no guarantee of a good short. Which may also just go to show you that good directors are not always great writers.

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Comment on A Short Rant on Short Films (also: film v. theatre) by Nathaniel Norton http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=25&cpage=1#comment-728 Nathaniel Norton Tue, 13 May 2008 21:36:58 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=25#comment-728 Hey, I completely agree. I've never understood why short films are so boring to watch. You'd think they'd be a great tight story. Thanks for the insight. Hey, I completely agree. I’ve never understood why short films are so boring to watch. You’d think they’d be a great tight story. Thanks for the insight.

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Comment on Let the raffle begin! by mk_writer http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-104 mk_writer Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:58:14 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=14#comment-104 Thanks! Nice to know that someone's reading... MK Thanks! Nice to know that someone’s reading…

MK

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Comment on Let the raffle begin! by free arabic film http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-96 free arabic film Sun, 16 Mar 2008 02:39:48 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=14#comment-96 <strong>free arabic film...</strong> Man i love reading your blog, interesting posts !... free arabic film…

Man i love reading your blog, interesting posts !…

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Comment on Massive updating by mk_writer http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=21&cpage=1#comment-37 mk_writer Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:58:13 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=21#comment-37 Hi, JJG - I can't remember what the short I saw was called, but I think it ran the very first night of Reel 13 (it came after "A Shot in the Dark," I remember). It was about a guy pushing his way through a crowded Manhattan street, who ends up pushing a lady and knocking her down, then chasing after her to apologize. I remember liking the look of the film, but finding the plot, in particular, lacking. This could be because I'm coming from a theatre background, where short plays, even the 10-minute play, is supposed to have all the elements of a full-length play but on a smaller scale. I've found this to not necessarily be the case with film - short films do not always appear to have all the structural elements of feature films, and this was the case, I felt, with the short film I saw on Reel 13 that night. I started to watch the the feature film that night (again, I'm sorry, but I can't remember the title). It was an Australian film with the singer Ben Lee, in it, and it was starting out good - would've loved to have stayed up and watched it, but I had my shoot the next day. I took a quick look at your blog - it seems that you're finding the quality of the shorts lacking? Hi, JJG – I can’t remember what the short I saw was called, but I think it ran the very first night of Reel 13 (it came after “A Shot in the Dark,” I remember). It was about a guy pushing his way through a crowded Manhattan street, who ends up pushing a lady and knocking her down, then chasing after her to apologize. I remember liking the look of the film, but finding the plot, in particular, lacking. This could be because I’m coming from a theatre background, where short plays, even the 10-minute play, is supposed to have all the elements of a full-length play but on a smaller scale. I’ve found this to not necessarily be the case with film – short films do not always appear to have all the structural elements of feature films, and this was the case, I felt, with the short film I saw on Reel 13 that night.
I started to watch the the feature film that night (again, I’m sorry, but I can’t remember the title). It was an Australian film with the singer Ben Lee, in it, and it was starting out good – would’ve loved to have stayed up and watched it, but I had my shoot the next day.
I took a quick look at your blog – it seems that you’re finding the quality of the shorts lacking?

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Comment on Massive updating by JJG http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=21&cpage=1#comment-31 JJG Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:20:42 +0000 http://fourthdatethemovie.com/blog/?p=21#comment-31 Hey, yeah, I've seen Reel 13. I have a blog about it: http://www.myspace.com/jjgittesreel13. I'm curious which night you watched. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Which short was it? Which indie? JJG Hey, yeah, I’ve seen Reel 13. I have a blog about it: http://www.myspace.com/jjgittesreel13. I’m curious which night you watched. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Which short was it? Which indie?

JJG

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