Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Monday, February 18, 2008


My favorite film reviewer is David Bordwell. You won't find his reviews in the paper, though. He isn't a populist reviewer so much as an analyst. He is a textbook author, taught at the University of Wisconsin, and knows his stuff.

He noted one of my favorite series of television ads, and an increasingly popular storytelling style he calls network narratives, where a host of characters are loosely connected through theme rather than immediate interaction. You might recognize the style from movies like Crash, Love Actually, Magnolia, and a host of others.

If you have any interest in learning about movies (or rather, understanding movies) I'd recommend reading his blog regularly. Or better yet, read his books.

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