Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 11.17.50 AMIn an effort to make my reviews shorter, more frequent, and a little more modern/edgier, I’ve decided to move away from my long essay format in which I cover more than necessary plot details and (admittedly) some over analyzation. Instead I will be selecting three frames from the films I review which in my mind serve crucial roles. This does not necessarily mean that they are the most “important” to the overall action and plot development (although this will certainly play a role). Frames can be selected for a variety of reasons: intensity, construction, beauty, importance, etc. (or maybe I just really liked it!). Under each frame I will discuss its importance and talk about how it adds to the film. Selecting only 3 frames from a whole movie (films are shot at 24fps!!) will be challenging, but that’s part of the fun! I will of course be including my Reel Ratings as well. To cover the requisite plot information, I will be using (with appropriate citation and due credit) the plot summaries provided by Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection whenever possible (and other sources if necessary). My hope is that my reviews will be more accessible, interesting, and digestible for you all and that I can provide them more frequently! Maybe TWR can even start some sort of trend! Look for reviews in the new format to appear soon. Thanks as always for your support and interest. Please drop a comment to let me know your thoughts when I do post them!


Above frame of Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

3 thoughts on “3-Frame-Reviews

  1. Hey Jerry. This is a great idea. It is really how I remember films, as strings of riveting images held together with action. Looking forward to seeing what you have to say about the frame above! It is one I would choose out of that film, a masterful foretelling of the rest of the movie in one picture.

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement! The description you provided is the most pure way to view cinema. This frame precedes on of my favorite edits in film (which is, of course, not an opinion I alone hold). In my short film Till Sunbeams Find You I used a similar edit to pay some tribute to this famous cut!

  2. tylerzimm

    I think this is a great idea Jerry! It looks great both on the mobile and computer. I like the new format and I look forward to future posts!


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