It’s been over two years since the last time I wrote one of these, but I feel I have to talk about this one.
I doubt it will ever happen, but I do think about making a movie quite frequently (and I do have pretty good plans as well, at least from the point of view of feasibility financially, because of extremely tight budgeting). I would really like to make a movie like the last two movies by Celine Sciamma. Both Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Petite maman are very cozy and secure. At the same time, I realize where my mind goes when working on ideas, my movie would end up more like one by Gaspar Noe, who makes movies about his own nightmares.
A year ago I stopped paying dues, I did not like the idea from the get-go and I have pretty much stepped back from competitive play, but deep down I still care, even if I know I shouldn’t, so let’s talk about this.
Jawan apparently means “soldier”. Why this is the name of the movie is not immediately obvious.
Somehow it feels like James Gunn is a true veteran director, but actually he has only directed six feature films in seventeen years. That’s not nothing and is in itself impressive (how many people have actually directed six features?).
This had been saved in my drafts for five years with just the title. However, I still do remember the original motivator for this piece.
Let’s start of with this: I hate the name elevated horror.
There’s a 90 minute video essay by CJ The X called Subjectivity In Art. At one point they have a discussion with Fantano (a well-known music YouTuber) on what is taste anyway. There’s a point there I found interesting.
As someone who still regularly goes to movies, I’ve seen things change recently.
I had plans for today, but I got a cramp in my leg despite imbibing plenty of liquids, so I returned to the AirBnB to nurse it, which lead to me writing this, because I wasn’t able to walk very much. Therefore, here I am, lying in bed, writing this. And don’t worry, the cramp does have a very strained connection to what I’m writing about here.