Anticipation. It’s something we can’t help but feel whenever a movie studio decides to announce a new film that will spark thousands of people’s interest. Our interest and expectations is what drives us to eat up any bit of promotional material studios throw our way. The best strategy movie studios use to hold our attention are character posters.
Can you recall a time when something you viewed on television or in a theater was not presented in color? We live in a time where we are lucky to see everything within vibrant, beautiful hues. However, as some do seem to forget, before the invention of Technicolor and its incorporation into filmmaking, moves used to be all in black and white.
Imagine living in a world that did not allow single people to exist. Imagine you are forced to find a partner within a set amount of days or else you will have to suffer the punishment of living as an animal for the rest of your life. In the movie The Lobster, this hypothetical way of life is a reality.
If you happened to come across an object that gave you the ability to create a story of anything you want, and it would come true, would you use it? In the story of Ruby Sparks, a younger writer named Calvin, dreams up a woman and decides to write about her. Over time, he falls in love with the woman in his head, and the more he writes about her, the more real she becomes.