Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:05 PM
The film never grabbed me (perhaps because we have a special connection to the Norse God over here....the REAL one after which I'm named, not the Marvel version!), and I was totally surprised by Doyle's RC-clone score. But hey....I'm up for a second chance. Perhaps it's one of those franchises that get better in the sequel?
Norse mythology is based on Marvel. I'm sure they'll find a way to sue someone over that.
From a storytelling point of view, from a directing point of view, there is one thing I associate with what he does, which is calm. There is such an inherent calm and inherent trust of the one powerful image, that he makes me embarrassed with my own work, in terms of how many different shots, how many different sound effects, how many different things we’ll throw at an audience to make an impression. But with Kubrick, there is such a great trust of the one correct image to calmly explain something to audience. There can be some slowness to the editing. There’s nothing frenetic about it. It’s very simple. There’s a trust in simple storytelling and simple image making that actually takes massive confidence to try and emulate.
- Christopher Nolan