December 31, 2015
Written by Roger Malcolm
We open on wide sweeping panavision shots of beautiful snow-covered landscapes encompassing the wild frontier of Wyoming in the dead of winter. The camera eventually cuts to a cross with a snow-covered Jesus, it’s a long shot with no cut as the camera slowly comes down as we see a six-horse team pulling a stagecoach through the winter snow. As the stagecoach passes disappearing off frame right a breeze of snow passes right to left of frame before the cut of this beautifully constructed shot. A magnificent s̶e̶v̶e̶n̶ start and we haven’t even been introduced to a single character as of yet from The Hateful Eight.
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Roger Malcolm’s Top 10 Directors and the preferred films of each.
By: Roger Malcolm / Feb. 20, 2013
Originally I posted this article with no words besides the directors names and the film titles. There really isn’t much more needed than that, so I believe. I just intend this to be an easy way to spread some attention on film directors. Anyone with any appreciation knows film directors don’t always get the time of day that they deserve comparably with actors. So I attempted to list my 10 picks, a truly impossible task inside those limits. So I did the best I could with the first 10 and have another 10 on the way with more sure to follow.
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