Cloverfield is my favourite film of all time (although I have many other favourites too of course) and this post is to tell you why. If you haven’t watched it yet, I hope this convinces you to. It’s well worth watching, at least just once!
So why is it so awesome?
It’s not JUST a movie
Okay so first of all, the hand held camera affect (better known as the ‘Shaky Camera’ cinematographic technique) does make some people apprehensive because I know it can be wobbly and make you feel sick, but I personally love this rarely used filming style. It’s been used in a couple of films before such as The Blair Witch Project, but if you can see past the fact that it may cause motion sickness if you’re prone to that, it’s actually an extremely smart affect. The shaky camera affect works perfectly with the idea of found footage, which is essentially what Cloverfield is, but it works in such a way that it draws you in like other films don’t. It’s much more personal and rather then feeling like you’re just sat at home watching a film, you feel like you’re there right in the action, perhaps it’s even you holding the camera. In a way, you become part of the film and the story.
This also makes the build up amazing. You don’t actually see the monster in full until the very end, and all the way through you just see small glimpses of it, such as it’s foot or leg or whatever as it moves between buildings in the distance, or it’s tail when you’re too close up to see it’s whole body fully. It really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
It’s a realistic and accurate representation of what would actually happen if a monster came and stomped all over NYC
It’s filled with panic, screaming and, without wanting to spoil anything, a lot of death. But what I’m actually referring to here is the use of technology in the film. I mean, the whole thing is filmed on a video camera which was originally used to film a going away party.
That quote is kind of spot on. So if you’re caught in the middle of all this havoc, you’re not exactly going to try and find your video camera and the first thing on your mind isn’t going to be ‘I want to film this’. But with a video camera (or mobile phone!) handy, of course everyone’s going to start filming it all.
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catch up’ post, all about my life at present. It’s a Sunday evening and
I’ve had a nice relaxing day with my family. It’s cold outside but the
heating is on and it feels just like winter.
new job and finally got my tax return. I got a lot more back then I
actually expected, but in all honesty, I can’t tell you how relieved I
am to have found another job. It’s nothing partiuclarly exciting – it’s
telecomunications and will involve me calling up people and conducting
surveys – but it’s evening work and means that I can keep my job at Next
for the menatime. This is kind of ideal for me because I’m not
contracted for many hours at Next but some weeks I get offered tons of
overtime. I feel like for the first time in ages I can actually relax
and stop worrying about my current money situartion. Not only can I
start driving lessons again now, but I can also start being wise and
saving some money too. And of course with the added bonus of my tax
rebate, I’m looking forward to treating myself just a little.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend – leave me a comment with your plans as I’d love to know what everyone else has been up to 🙂
I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I’ve listened to good old Panic! At The Disco, but after watching this video and hearing this song, I can’t think why. It’s deep, it’s catchy and Brendon Urie is looking proper fit innit. Plus the video is pretty amazing and fits in perfectly with the undertones of the song.
…And I think that’s just about it in regards to what I’ve been diggin’ this week! If Friday is just too far away, cheer yourself up by listening to some of the awesome music I’ve suggested, or dream about partying in ‘The Vault’ (which trust me, isn’t as expensive as you’d think!)
5. Watercolour Crop Top // £15.79 // The Maine/8123
What do you think of my Wednesday Wishlist? What do you have your eye on at the moment? Let me know with a comment!