Olu Yomi Ososanya
One draft for the road
It’s an interesting exercise, reading the early draft screenplay of a film you’ve seen and noticing what changed between that screenplays to what must have been the immensely different final draft of the same film.
It’s a cultural instinct to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission and authority that comes from a publisher or talk show host or even a blogger saying, “I pick you.” Once you reject that impulse and realize that no one is going to select you–which Prince Charming has chosen another house–then you can actually get to work- Seth Godin
Perspective is everything
Perspective has a Latin root meaning ‘look through’ or ‘perceive’, and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking – a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
The kidnapper next door
Hollywood loves movies about kidnapping. They make them in every genre. Ron Howard-directed crime thriller, Ransom (1996), stars Mel Gibson as a multimillionaire whose son is kidnapped. He cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money....
The power of collaborating in films
Over the course of the history of cinema, there have been several milestones created by artists who came together to collaborate and create something special. Now, while all of filmmaking is collaborative, what is referenced here particularly is when artists live out the definition....
The legacy of a long shelf life
This June, the Brian DaPalma directed Scarface(1983), written by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, in arguably his most iconic role, post Godfather, celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Prince Charles Cinema in London marked this on the 7th of June by screening the film.
The role of film criticism
Film criticism has been a part of the eco system of cinema for many decades, but the average person who wasn’t a film buff, film student or filmmaker likely only became...