Directed by Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
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Four (Goofy) Flowcharts to Guide You Through the Filmmaking Process
Filmmaking can be a byzantine process -- commitments fall through, producers demand changes, accidents happen, and at the end of it all we persevere in the hope that we can deliver the film to an eager audience. Well, last year Canal+ released a series of playful flowcharts in support of the filmmaking industry. They illustrate some of the choices a filmmaker might make in the process of creating an animated film, a horror movie, an action movie, and a short film (oh-- and a porno):
Film Blocking and Composition If you have tried your hand at directing, you have most likely found yourself in the same predicament that filmmakers have been facing since the dawn of cinema. Where do I put the camera and how will my actors move through the scene? Although it is integral to a director's skillset to…