posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 10:51 AM
Directors don't make their films look different from others to distinguish themselves from others.
They do it because they prefer that hue, or that conrast, or that lighting, etc. It's a personal preference or the cinematographer might suggest it.
Wow, how could I be so stupid, eh?
So, we agree that directors choose the visual elements of their films, sometimes based on the advice of other professionals on the set. But where I
messed up is that what they really want when they make those choices is to look like everybody else. Now I get it.
So, to name a recent example, when the cast and crew of Avatar
report that Director Cameron kept saying over and over "This has never been
seen in a film before," what they're NOT telling us about is the heart-wrenching tone of disappointment in his voice?
And, of course, when the other producers saw what Cameron had cranked out, their reaction was "Oh, crud, this picture looks different from any of the
other pictures that we will be competing against."
Maybe they thought if they released it in 3-D, then people wouldn't notice so much that it was different-looking? Hey, it was worth a try, right?
Anyway, thanks bunches for straightening me out about all of that. I promise to make different mistakes from now on.