Frontier Former Editor

October 9, 2008

Glossary of movie terms

Filed under: art, cinema, culture, Hollywood uber Alles, humor, Jack Valenti is dead, movies, observations — Tags: , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:46 pm

I watched a movie Thursday. Without going into plot details (actually irrelevant for the purposes of this post), I would like to place three of the descriptive terms applied to this movie by the cable movie details subscreen:

‘Stylish’ – The director seems inspired by music videos, and not very good ones.

‘Smart’ – The director probably attended a Hitchcock film festival in college and now thinks; ‘Hey, I’ll bet no one uses odd camera angles and visual narrative like that anymore, so I’ll use it and look original!’

‘Taut’ – The film editor and producer cut 40 minutes of film to get rid of the self-indulgent and poorly executed Hitchcockian scenes, including the one where the director is walking a poodle down a crowded sidewalk.


  1. Also, Herr FFE

    Apologien fur das pSeudo-Deutsch, aber dese views vill peut-etre upset your Modern Lady Visiteurs (err Visiteuses), who haben so viel taiste und diskrimination – whence das besoin fur etwas circumSchPektion

    Oi tought dee HitchCocainian skene vas ze best Stuck von der Nine und Tirty SchTeps, Zekond only zu der last Skene wo der Hero vent off holding das Hand mit sein Gel …..

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — October 10, 2008 @ 4:05 am

  2. He was handcuffed to her, a totally irrelevant trope on the original. In fact, the girl was a totally irrelevant trope on the original. John Buchan wouldn’t have spit a mouthful of inferior Scotch at it.

    Comment by sledpress — October 10, 2008 @ 9:01 am

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