While I am getting ready to start my short movie project, and bring this blog to real life, this post brings you my thoughts about “Spiderman 3″ and the problems the writers perhaps had with the story design – which lead to the movie we have today and in all eternity. Why do I write it now? Don’t even try to ask…

Introduction

After sitting and watching ‘Spiderman 3′ for this two and a half hours I thought that the movie had BIG potential (and a ridiculously BIG budget) but fell flat because of certain circumstances. If you are not living on the moon you should either have seen the movie or at least heard of the fan reactions if not the normal moviegoer, therefore I spare you with the plot details

The Trailer Competition Revisited

by Gunther Heinrich, 6 Oct 2007 in Creative

It’s been some days already since I entered a trailer competition using footage from the movie ‘The Nines’. Enough time to cool down and think about my personal lessons learned.

Before I start with this lessons learned list there are two or three things I’d like to write generally: in review this competition was awesome and a great experience though I couldn’t catch one of the first three or ten positions, respectively. But that I no problem at all since I only had three hours of my spare time to bring this piece together.

So, with this being said, let’s start with my lessons learned in no particular order:

the goal to tell some sort of story or plot within the trailer is visible but could have been further enhanced
it is never

Is there anything better to restart/reboot a long orphaned blog than a trailer competition for the movie ‘The Nines’? No!

I have to admit it. For about, well, at least 5 to 6 months I did NOTHING regarding this blog or my personal website. But it is not that I wouldn’t have liked to do or write something. The simple reason is that I simply didn’t have much time. But I hope that the time of electronic starvation is over. If you have visited my website in the last few days you already might have noticed the subtle changes I made *lol* in order to restart my webpage.

But how could I restart my blog? Was there a cool idea in my head? Not really, emptiness was everywhere. But there was no

The best opening shot of a movie ever

by Gunther Heinrich, 18 Feb 2007 in The Movie & Me

akira-beginning-of-the-end

Last week I wrote about the best ending shot ever in a movie.

So this week it is time to talk about the best movie opening shot ever.

Since I watched my first movie as a baby I have seen hundreds of movie openings. Most of the were mediocre and some were great but none of them can even slightly compare with the one they pulled off in Akira.

If any teacher should pick one shot to talk about with the students it should be this one because no other sets the mood so perfectly like this one when Tokyo gets totally obliterated by an atomic explosion. What do you hear? Nothing. During the whole scene you basically hear nothing – it’s

The best movie ending shot ever

by Gunther Heinrich, 1 Feb 2007 in The Movie & Me

Up to now I have watched hundreds of movies ending thousands ways with millions of last shots. But none of them can compare with the final shot of “2001 – A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick with the Watcher aka the baby.

You know, I love this movie with its silence and patience which is even more of a patience today if you watch todays sci-fi with its action, hunting, creaturing and so on. Everything about this movie is somehow special and the ending is of course one of it.

One day as I was watching this movie again it suddenly struck me, and I was ashamed for not noticing earlier: In the final shot the baby is watching Earth by slowly rotating. By this rotation its view slowly but surely shifts.