A stunning, enrapturing film, a crowning work by one of the American cinema’s most essential artists.
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker living in Doylestown, PA. He writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films, many of which are free to watch at honorszombiefilms.com. His list of peculiar achievements include teaching a class on the cultural importance of zombie movies while in high school, lecturing on Dystopian sci-fi at Villanova, shooting an eighty minute feature in only eight shots and calling it Tron Wayne Gacy on a dare, and making the world's first all-improv horror film about Quakers. Scout is in pre-production on a sci-fi homage to "My Own Private Idaho."
The Unloved, Scout Tafoya's video essay series about critically reviled films that deserve more respect, continues with an an appreciation of "John Carter."
The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of "Alien 3," the debut feature by David Fincher.
Lateral tracking shots can get to the heart of a film more quickly and succinctly than any other technique. What are your favorites?