Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it’s wrong. Citizen Kane cannot be truth, because it’s made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also don’t know who Jean Luc Godard is, or what 24 frames have to do with it, as frames are usually found in Asda, for pictures and photos to sit in.
Although, actually, films are made of pictures, aren’t they? So maybe that’s what he meant, in which case, he’s very clever, even if he’s from somewhere that isn’t where I’m from.
So, what, in fact, is a film?
Well, it’s a thing you go to see when it’s too early to see it on tv. It even comes out before the dvd. And it costs three times as much as watching it for free, which is really stupid. Unless it has nudity in it.
But not every film does.
Neither did “Spaceballs” and that has ‘balls’ in the title.
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This week, Film 4 was broken and started showing really old films. So…
A large man dies in bed and then he gets up and buys lots of newspapers and tries to sell them to everyone, with the power of his money. The camera moves a lot in this one, which distracts from the black and white, which is a good thing, because we all know black and white films are really boring.
Except for Sin City which had nudity in it.
This film doesn’t have nudity, but there’s a bit at the end with an old fashioned snowboard that makes it really, really important and influential, according to every film critic, but actually said by no film fan ever.
Marks out of 10….
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Because they aren’t that stupid.