Mar 26, 2010

Inspiring Idea: Before The Box

Mar 26, 2010
If there's one thing Mutt and I really love doing it's watching old films.

In the earlier days of the film industry storytellers were far more ready to take risks. There were no established rules and no one knew what worked and what didn't. As a result, you find all kinds of unexpected originality and gold in older films to draw inspiration from.

So... lacking inspiration? Go and rent a bunch of really old films, the older the better.


Harvey, Mr Deeds Goes To Town, Bridge Over The River Kwai; all of these are great examples of really strong characters in very unusual stories that you don't really see anymore. Not exactly the secret of the ages, just great examples of thinking outside the box that we've so cleverly created for ourselves in these modern times.

You guys got any great ones?

4 comments:

  1. I can only think of liking to kill a mocking bird and most jerry lewis films (but i saw these when i was 12). Im yet to see the original psycho, im sure thats great. But the latest black and white film Ive seen is Dead on Arrival. it's a classic noir. You are immediately curious as the first scene unfolds with the main character stumbling in to the police station claiming he's been murdered.

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  2. Okay, that sounds cool! Gotta check that one out. Cheers!

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  3. Here's one: The Jungle Book.

    You know, the old Disney one? It had excellent examples of strong but subtle characters. They were the kind of people you could meet and find interesting, but not pushed so far as they became mere caricatures.

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  4. 12 Angry Men - now one of my favourite movies!

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