|Posted by Stewart Brodian on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM|
Right now I'm trying to watch the movie "Lost In Translation".
I know I'm in the wrong frame of mind and I'm sorry but, for me this movie and all other movies are now outdated and borderline science fiction/fantasy.
One of the first things we see is Bill Murray riding in a cab in Tokyo, the big neon signs, lots of people walking around, people shaking his hand, he's casually hanging out at a bar.
We don't do this anymore.
Traveling, restaurants, bars, crowded elevators.
This type of lifestyle no longer exists.
And, it's anybody's guess when or if things will ever return to normal.
Whenever someone watches something like a Star Trek movie, they're accused of being a "Geek", living in a fantasy world with no real grasp on reality or a real life.
Well,... what do you think now of a scene in a movie where someone casually meets someone in a bar and brings them home for a little romance?
How about a fight scene where people are coming in physical contact?
This isn't the same world we all grew up in.
The only word I can think of for anything made before March 2020 is the word "reminisce".
And there's all the insulting words for people who sit around watching old films.
Well, I guess we're all in that category whether we like it or not - whether we'll admit to it or not.
As a creative person, I'm trying to deal with this by creating a film which I'll be debuting on my TV show in two months.
I'm trying to look to the future.
I don't know if this will be the next craze, state of the art or what.
I'm calling it a "Selfie Film" (or "Selfilm"?).
I've shot all the footage myself, wrote all the dialogue and the only thing I'm not doing is editing.
All the raw footage was sent to my TV show's editor via dropbox.
More on the film later.
Right now, all the movie studios are ghost towns.
How can you make a movie in the midst of all this? - You can't!
And, what is there to write about?
(Sigh) Just the same, I think Hollywood has made enough Batman movies for a while.
And, could everybody stop trying to beat each other down over Biden or Trump?
Neither one of these guys has a magic wand you know....
This isn't funny anymore.