MOVE ME with a MOVIE and make me laugh/cry/want because I like it and need it in order to stay connected to society and civilization. What’s more civil than watching a movie on your big screen television at home, with your family and a bowl of popcorn? We are collectively captivated and somewhat quiet (not including gasps) for about 90 to 120 minutes. At the end of the film we have a reigning emotion. No one emotion may resonates with us all - not even after watching the same show. The good thing about our collective film watching is that we don’t always have the same emotion and our discussions are richer because of it.
So, what’s the last movie that you saw that moved you? Did you see it in a movie theater? My last movie theater experience was last year after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, though I can’t remember which movie it was.
There was one film that I missed because I was traveling around Thanksgiving; the film is QUEEN & SLIM. I caught several movies before Christmas at AMC yet, I have not recouped seeing the opportunity to see QUEEN & SLIM.
Post publishing this piece I will sit down to take in QUEEN & SLIM. I’m a fan of the works of Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner Smith so I feel like a fraud having missed their silver screen debut in carrying an entire movie with their skill capacity alone.
QUEEN & SLIM was a hit according to Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and Metacritic and I can’t wait to see it for myself. It is not a film based on real life events, it is fictional, but it was inspired by the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement and the many deaths of unarmed Americans who seem to have gained target status simply because of the complexion of their skin. From looking at the trailer for QUEEN & SLIM it also appears this film has a strong pinch of Bonnie & Clyde in its inspiration.
Who doesn’t like a ride or die tale favoring the underdog? It’s what American storytelling legends are made of.
Move me with emotion, color, music and dialogue on multiple scientific points in a script and I’ll likely regurgitate the wonderment and surprise here. I’m into “moving the people” via movies and multimedia content. I’m into real-life based films as much as I am into fiction films. Though what I am really looking for is to be ‘moved when I see a movie.
Let the creator birth the concept, let the writer write the script and let director set the directional tone that will win over the viewer.
My professional skill capacity encompasses formal, scientific film composition and digital cinematography techniques and please believe that I am certainly a film fan who loves to be moved by content just as much as I enjoy composing it. So, what will the next blockbuster tell us about our society today? How it compare us to yesterday? Will it yield us a glimpse of tomorrow? I don’t know the specifics yet, but I insist to the universe that it include my skill capacity and name in both the opening and closing credits.
You move me to move you with a movie,