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July 31st, 2012 #14
I don't think really applies to any other categories, though. Illustration, concept and everything else is pretty far removed from making a film.
I have to say that your dismissal of Miyazaki is pretty condescending, considering he's one of the greatest film makers of our time and will go down in history as one of the greatest.
And he definitely was an artist before he became a film maker, having started off in Manga.
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Once again you misunderstood my statement. I probably just phrased it like a dick. Miyazaki is a great storyteller. Perhaps one of the greatest. Animation gets a bad wrap. Animators like Bruce Timm, Satoshi Kon and Shinishiro Watanabe to name a few deserve far more recognition than they get.
With that said I'm curious about live action movies. I'd think an illustrator could work his way up to film maker. Some artist go through allot of trouble to shoot ref. Like finding the right costume, lighting equipment, props, locations and models. So you'd think the two professions would be more connected.
July 31st, 2012 #16
I don't want to sound condescending or offensive, but perhaps you're underestimating or neglecting all the other factors encompassing the creation of a film other than having a mind for visualizing a convincing story in motion (which is an impressive and rare skill itself).
You said some artists go out of their way to shoot ref, costume, lighting, locations and models - these are but a small fraction of the decisions being made in the making of a film.
July 31st, 2012 #17
It is a big ass leap from one to another, but I think "vision" is the important ingredient. I get that it's more difficult to control a cast and crew than paint strokes. The simple fact remains there are so many amazing illustrators that I'd love to see their artwork in live action. And there are great film makers with a tremendous sense for imagery, that some shots could be framed.
I just remembered Clive Barker. I'm not a huge fan of his, but his demons and shit are very memorable and legitimately creepy.
July 31st, 2012 #18
This movie was made by artists.
Its got Kyle MacLaughlen in it and the hot police woman from Babylon5, and its a bit like Terminator but instead of Terminator doing Sarah Conners nut its about this sweet looking bodyswapping alien thing that jumps bodies and goes around stealing Ferraris and guns and metal tapes and going on the rampage round LA. Its exactly like GTA San Andreas crossed with a genuinely scary body horror science fiction story. Or a dark gritty take on men in black.
Considering it should be schlock the characters all act like humans and the monster is a fucking evil asshole. Its an underated action classic, and gets surprisingly deep between the cool GTA action!
"The funniest movie since Bridesmaids" - Heat Magazine
"Without The Hidden, there would be no Crank, simple as that. Its fucking cool *** " - Roger Ebert
"An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power."
"A sleeper that talks like a thriller and walks like a thriller, but has more brains than the average thriller. ***" Actual Roger Ebert
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August 1st, 2012 #19
Big one that comes to mind for me is Neill Blomkamp
He was originally an animator who swiftly stuck to directing very early on.
Overall resulting in District 9
And he was going to be making Halo ><
Also i know that Guillermo Del Toro (shame on you for not knowing him but anyway, made Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy I&II) is not alien to the pencil, but i don't think he's very learned in the area but i think it counts for what he presents.
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August 1st, 2012 #21
yeah, i found out from his production journals... he always has them on the directors cuts for his films...
as i said, they don't seem to be made with particularly trained skill... but he has the mind of an artist ... and this DEFINITELY shows
August 1st, 2012 #22
EDIT: I see you mentioned Cameron..
It's his hands that are drawing the Winslet nude
sketch in Titanic.
I saw his work in 'The Winston Effect' book.
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