Friday Fun Link – 13 Rule Breaking Films (May 16, 2008)

“For all the creativity and innovation that goes into making (some)
Hollywood films, there are also a lot of ideas that get recycled time
and time again. I’m not referring to stock characters or the sequalitis
that hits multiplexes every summer. I’m talking about the basic
building blocks of storytelling that are ingrained in the movie-going

Every once in a while, though, a film comes along
that takes an assumption about how American movies are supposed to be
made and changes it, sometimes resulting in something truly memorable.
Producers who want to make a film that breaks one of the unwritten
rules of motion pictures risk a lot – studios might not want to fund
the film, theaters might not show it, audiences might not respond to
it. The reward for taking the chance, though, is recognition for being
a really interesting experiment, or, in some cases, taking your place
among the greatest films ever made.”

GLI Press: Review: 13 Rule-Breaking Films

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