Monday, 26 March 2012


One of Truffaut's criticisms of French films in the 1950s was that they were too well made, too slick, everything was done just right. Does this sound familiar with today's Irish movies? How many feature films made here have good cinematography, good music on the soundtrack, good acting, good direction, and good editing. A lot! But they're still sh*t! Irish cinema is just too accomplished and that is a problem and might explain why they're boring to watch. They are lifeless and plod along at a certain accomplished level but never getting above this. The system in this country is set up to produce these accomplished but inadequate films. Even our new filmmakers buy into this process. Films made on digital video appear more stilted and dull than older stuff made on cinefilm.

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