Well, I just spent a wonderful day writing, and felt incredibly productive in spite (or maybe because?) of spending a portion of the day watching this hilarious, spot-on video essay about STAR WARS – THE PHANTOM MENACE from Red Letter Media.
I am, of course, a huge STAR WARS fan myself*, and have a deep appreciation for stuff like this, but some real lessons about filmmaking are to be found in this review. (My fav is when he gets his friends to try and describe characters from the movie) This is part one, the rest can be found at Red Letter Media.
Check it out.
* see my paintings of STAR WARS action figures in their bathrooms saying their daily affirmations – Collect ‘Em! Trade ‘Em!