Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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Wednesday, May 03, 2023
|I love looking up at water.
28 seconds -- under titles and shark POV
Such a beautiful cue as we watch her swim overhead
5:56 shark POV as camera comes up at her from underneath
10:58 shark POV attacking boy (Alex) on inflatable raft
26:19 fishermen on pier, a reveal of the shark being out there but not the shark POV
Interestingly, the attack in the pond does not use the theme. The POV in that attack never goes to that of the shark.
1:53 there is a staccato fast-tempo variation of the theme while Hooper is in the cage and is first attacked but this scene is clearly Hooper's POV, not the shark's.
Weirdly, there is no music under Quint's death, or even when the shark first goes for Brody (and there's a lion's roar).
1:58:50 the theme does indeed return briefly but with a different melody.
2:00:00 the low strings play the motif during the last attack on Brody, but it is underneath high strings and woodwinds
Monday, May 01, 2023
My life plan at this point is to look at less Nazi stuff, and pay less attention to fascist propaganda. With current events as they are, that will be a big ask, but the least I can do is avoid Nazi Germany for a little while.
But because I'm making a movie about the actress in the notoriously anti-Semitic Jud Suess, I'm not out of the woods yet.
Today's big change in the movie is to remove the actual poster of Jud Suess which appears in the picture. It turns out, the poster is still under copyright... and will be forever? Mein Kampf is now under public domain but this poster is not and I don't understand Wikipedia's caveat about the underlying work. But it seems to be owned by the F W Murnau foundation and there may be some legal loopholes for copyrights in works which are Nazi propaganda.
|German Jud Suess poster
"Fun" fact, the poster designer, Bruno Rehak, had quite a career designing German posters long after WWII.
|German poster for "Bedazzled"
In any case, that original Jud Suess poster is under copyright. So I thought, why not make my own version to use in the movie?
Then I was like wait, I am making anti-Semitic art. Like, I'm actually creating a new poster for the most infamous anti-Semitic film of all time.
But instead, we're not using the poster in the film at all.
So yeah. The sooner I'm back to sci-fi noirs the better.