Movies are always trying to separate themselves from other movies by coming up with new gimmicks to incorporate. "The Artist" was silent and black-and-white, "Buried" was shot with only one actor in one location, and "Silent House" was made in one take.
Today, we have a trailer for the upcoming "All Is Lost" survival film," which stars Robert Redford, and is written and directed by JC Chandor (Margin Call). According to Redford, the movie is entirely dialogue-fee.
That's not exactly true. "All Is Lost" actually has one line, "Help!" The new movie has already played at the Cannes Film Festival and is now set to hit theaters on October 25th.
minkowskiwrites: on August 1st, 2013 at 9:09:02 PM
Survival for Redford is making it to the toilet without sh*tting in his socks.
minkowskiwrites: on August 1st, 2013 at 9:13:11 PM
I do like the idea. A movie wherein no one talks. That means I don't have to listen to Jennifer Lawrence prime and pump her lips for an Oscar c*cksucking, and I don't have to hear sh*t Beef scream nononononono every f*cking shot.
In the age of the cinematic teenage harpy, I could use some silence.
An interesting premise. I always thought Cast Away, which is a pretty good film, would've been an absolute masterpiece if you stripped away the 'bookends' with Helen Hunt and just put the Tom Hanks alone on the island. That film had a minimum of dialogue too, but honestly, taking dialogue away for just the sake of being 'experimental' or 'pure visual storytelling' is kinda asking for trouble. People talk, frequently to themselves. It's a bit unrealistic to assume otherwise, and could make this film a little too cerebral and cold...
minkowskiwrites: on August 1st, 2013 at 9:41:37 PM
Not if they compensate with the language of cinematography and editing. That's where this one will either fail or succeed. That and Redford's acting, but I have no worries there.
It seems to me that all the whole survivalist idea is starting to make its way into cinema, not that I'm really complaining, anything is better than another remake or zombie flick, but I think it says something about the current collective consciousness.
Yeah when I first saw Russian Ark on Bravo when they still used to show movies and it was not the homo/kathy griffin channel, I searched to find out if any other films were shot in one take like it but I couldn't find any.
minkowskiwrites: on August 1st, 2013 at 9:54:30 PM
^^Because Open Water 1 and 2 never happened, huh? Which is what this film really is, minus dialogue.
I also disagree with Mustard in that cinematic experimentation is the lifeblood and soul of film and without it, cinema would quickly grow very boring, tiresome and monotonous, like Stapes' ad hominems.
minkowskiwrites: on August 1st, 2013 at 9:55:52 PM
@Deaftone: seems you did your homework as I was sure there were other films done in one take, but I couldn't find any either. Every previous one-take film was really discontinuous but edited to look like it was shot in one take.