In the world of the film blogosphere we love to heaps mountains upon mountains of adulation all over films that spark originality — and for good reason — whether it be original in narrative or technical. However, at times originality isn’t always the only way to be praised, perfecting that which has existed forever is also a way of being praised.
The world seems to be divided on Edgerton’s The Gift. There’s the one half that sits and just rolls their eyes as Edgerton’s film moves from point to point without being surprised at all because it leans so heavily on the world of these sorts of thrillers that came before it; and the other half that stands up in applause at Edgerton’s ability to craft something so lovely that we almost forget that the tropes have been there forever. I happen to be a part of the later and proudly so.
There are times when films I want to (or actually) write about I find myself more in awe of a small piece of that film and what it meant to me that I forget, or (maybe more importantly) ignore, some more troubling aspects of the film and I’m starting to wonder about that whole approach to the world of film discussion.
This week on TUMP we talk about lots of things. Expect lots of changes in how this podcast works, it’ll be very free form from now on with us just going in and out of topics and you guys will more or less get a raw episode most weeks and I’ll just list below (without timestamps) the topics discussed.
It’s been about 3 months since the last TUMP posting and while I’m sure promises were made the last time I made a comeback here I am again about to do it all over again.
Let’s start with sorry… and let’s move from there.
I'm Andrew, a software developer/all around technologist by day and a film enthusiast by night. I grew up on the silly things of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Three Amigos and Nightmare on Elm Street, so it makes perfect sense to me to have my love for film become ever expanding by the minute.
I started writing about film somewhere about 2005 on Facebook, and slowly but surely I moved on to blogging here on the internet. I've been featured with a few other publications along the way and am always looking for the opportunity to do more with this passion of mine.
So enjoy the words, listen to the many podcasts I'll do in the years to come, and let me know what you think.