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M:I:III suddenly piques my interest

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I was blah about Mission: Impossible III, even with its inclusion of Maggie Q in the cast, until I read this in an interview with writer-director J.J. Abrams:

And the approach to the action, for me, is clarity. In action scenes, there’s often so much freneticism, you get lost in terms of what the hell’s going on. What you’ll see, during our seven substantial action sequences, is that you know where you are.

That will be a refreshing change of pace from the spastic, anti-conceptual Michael Bay style that’s predominated even good movies (The Bourne Supremacy, e.g.) for the last several years.


Written by [IMH]

6 April 2006 at 11:34 am

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  1. So he won´t shoot the action with 16 cameras simultaneously, then cut all the resulting film to 8-frame pieces and send them through a ventilator, to be glued together by a horde of monkeys?

    Good for him. Now they only have to add some decent sound design and we can maybe relearn the lost art of action filmmaking.


    7 April 2006 at 3:26 am

  2. By the way, that is what bothers me with most war movies, even many good ones. There is no sense of tactics and situation, of where everyone is at any given time. No sense of the geography, just screaming and shooting and flashing lights, especially in infantry battles. Many directors can´t even shoot a decent gun battle. We were Soldiers failed in this, to give just one example.

    Submarine movies are easy by comparison. In Das Boot, you always knew where everyone was.


    7 April 2006 at 3:36 am

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