The Time of Road Runner

by Gunther Heinrich, 27 Jun 2008 in A Robot's Dream Scriptwriting

Imagine a final scene in which the protagonist gives a ring to a lady laying in a hospital. A piano plays its nice music and the lady smiles. It is so cliché. But it has a nice feel to it. Now imagine the same scene with everything being the same – except for the present. This time our guy gives a gun instead of a ring. It completely changes the message of the scene although the acting, the pacing, the music and so on is the same.

Despite the missing updates in this electronic personal space of mine (aka blog) I worked on my 3D animated short movie “A Robot’s Dream”. But the reason for missing news is simple: the end of “A Robot’s Dream”. I know it is an old

Is this the end of M. Night Shyamalan?

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Jun 2008 in The Movie & Me

It seems that Mr. MNS (M. Night Shyamalan) has lost his Mojo. If you call yourself a movie geek or someone who can read a newspaper or someone who can turn on his TV you know that Mr. Shyamalan has made a new movie called THE HAPPENING.

Well, judging by its title I never had high expectations. Because…come on…this is the most §$&%! non-translated title I stumbled across in a while. THE HAPPENING is as telling and interesting as MOMENT BY MOMENT, this pseudo-title a writer uses before he finally has found the true one. It is a non-title because in a good movie there will always be some kind of HAPPENING. On the other hand, both working titles were not better to begin with (GREEN PLANET and THE