Friday, March 1, 2013
IF I WAS A FILM DRIECTOR #1
If I was a film director and was making one of those thrillers that have the heroes trying to keep a step ahead of the villains, I'd throw in a bit of reality here and there even if it means the heroes fail or get wiped out.
How many times do we see scenes of people breaking into an office and having to access information on a computer. The camera shots switch from the hero busy downloading information and the villain arriving by car and entering the bulding. Back and forth it goes until the computer just finishes downloading and printing befoe the bad guy enters as the good guy has slipped out a window or hidden somewhere.
Now in my reality take I would have the hero still trying to boot up the computer as the bad guy arrives. The computer (as all computers do) would grind on for ages going through its start up protocol.
The villain would then knock the hero through the desk and probably killing him.