Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
You know, when I think back on Jaws, I lament that big Hollywood blockbusters nowadays somehow can't express the incredible subtleties that they once did. There are so many scenes in Jaws that were so finely shaded and detailed, rich and expansive.
Subtlety now is how well they can mask the CGI--no nuance of character, mood, or mise en scene.
And I don't mean movies in general, just contemporary blockbusters.
(Man, I'm starting to sound like a codger.)
I think you're right on that one, especially with that movie. It was on tv the other day and I watched it again. It had been several years since I saw it and what struck me was not only that it was a pretty good movie, but that the pacing was really different than a lot of movies today that seem geared toward an audience with ADD.