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Recommended content topic in the forum? - Sinan - 01-09-2011 03:42 PM
Since Rob added this new section to his site, I thought it would be nice if we had the same topic here. I'm not sure under which category to put it, 'cause I don't think it would be limited to films or social and political threads. We could thus share information we think could be useful, or at worst interesting. Could be books, films, articles, videos.. Wouldn't it be nice?
Let me be the first one to recommend : David Bordwell - Narration in the Fiction Film. Excellent book about not only different narration techniques, but also its view on the spectator as an active participant in the film. I can upload it in pdf if it's not a legal issue
RE: Recommended content topic in the forum? - robag - 01-11-2011 01:24 PM
Surely that would go under Film and the Arts ???
RE: Recommended content topic in the forum? - Sinan - 01-11-2011 11:29 PM
But whay if we were to recommend stuff about, say, science? Or humour?
These would go under Social and Political.
It was just an idea to regroup recommendations that otherwise might require new threads each time.
RE: Recommended content topic in the forum? - robag - 01-12-2011 11:13 AM
(01-11-2011 11:29 PM)Sinan Wrote:
I can understand that. Although it doesn't show in the content of my site, I'm into some really whacky humour, but I don't think this forum would really be the place for it. I don't want it to be a catch all for topics straying far from what the website is about - which is basically art, film and social / political stuff.
I suppose something like a study of subtle humour in films that bypass audience attention might be way to explore humour here, but having a section where people just post something and say "this is funny" ... it doesn't fit. I suppose I tend to express my humour offline where I can be as politically incorrect as I want.
RE: Recommended content topic in the forum? - Bassbait - 01-12-2011 01:07 PM
I consider humor to be a part of art. Would some of the best films ever made be so great if they weren't funny, even slightly? I mean, Eraserhead is art first, movie second, but I consider Eraserhead to be very humorous. It plays on awkwardness and forces awkward laughs.
Personally, I consider Jim Gaffigan as much of an artist as Stanley Kubrick or Picasso. He's not a better artist, but he still stimulates the senses and emotions, which is what art is about. So recommended content, I think would still fit under "film and the arts". If it's a film analysis, it goes under film, if it's a youtube video, it could go under Social and Political or film and the arts, depending on what the youtube video is about. There's no need for a section to be created for topics that already exist.