Martin Scorsese on filmmaking philosophy


This isn’t the first time a filmmaker related film to a “composed film” as well as formulating how you see the world into a style of filming.

pudovkinPudovkin was one of the first known filmmakers who had expressed that idea in his book Film Technique

Consider the passage

“The lens of the camera replaces the eye of the observer, and the changes of angle of the camera—directed now on one person, now on another, now on one detail, now on another — must be subject to the same conditions as those of the eyes of the observer.”

Now listen to John McTiernan express the same sentiments in this excerpt. Composing a film or a scene like music, applying how eyes see / move about into a design of camera movements. Skip over to 6 Minutes 47 Seconds


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