Monday, April 2, 2007

The CNN school of filmmaking

One thing I've noticed about the "Global Conscience Drama" genre of movies (Think Traffic, Syriana, Babel) is that those movies go out of their way for a semi-grainy, objective, news footage type of cinematography. This annoys me. Even more so than movies which look like their directors (Tony Scott/Michael Bay, e.g.) honed their craft on the MTV circuit back in the '80s.