Saturday, May 21, 2011

Trailer for the under $1K feature LORD BYRON

The feature length movie "Lord Byron" played at Sundance 2011, has gotten some good reviews (including a begrudgingly positive one from Mike "Hammer to Nail" Tully, who is not a fan of real indie movies/movies w/ out Hollywood/Indiewood production values or aesthetic values - but probably 'cause the flick got the Sundance stamp of approval, & also see the much better New York Times review), & some screenings, and most importantly was made for $700 - a budget that most DIY filmmakers can no doubt love.  Here's the trailer:



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4 comments:

MichaelTully said...

Sujewa, I probably shouldn't respond to this--as I imagine you're the only one who misread my review to come to this hilariously misguided conclusion--but I want to clarify that the point of my review was to DEFEND Lord Byron for those readers who aren't used to treating awesomely scrappy efforts like Lord Byron with the same respect that they show "pricier" movies. Why in the hell would I have made Lord Byron a "Filmmaker Magazine Pick of the Week" if I didn't love a GOOD indie movie like this one and do my best to help spread the word about it? My "begrudging" positivity was my way of telling people that in special cases like these, production value doesn't matter. In the case of other indie movies I've seen--which will go unnamed here but use your imagination--horrendous production values mixed with pointless, inane content is just as bad as expensive production values mixed with pointless, inane content. Love, Tully

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The Sujewa said...

Your clarifications are noted Mike.

However, there being only 1 standard of filmmaking (craft - cinematography, editing, sound, etc.) excellence for most reviewers (& maybe even the general public) and that being the one that is popular with Hollywood is an unfortunate situation. Because, in other art forms - music, sculpture, etc - there are more than one way in which a work can be good/well made. Distorted sounds being as appropriate & good for some works as clean pieces of music are to other musical works. So, if a movie has unsual (compared to what most people are used to seeing in Hollywood movies) camera work, sound, editing, I think that should be accepted as an organic & essential part of that work - perhaps arising out of limitations, & perhaps very appropriate for the subject matter of the movie. Maybe Godard's Breathless is one example of a movie that did not look or sound like a Hollywood movie but was nevertheless good in its own unusual way. When I read many of your reveiws I am sometimes left with the conclusion that in order for a movie to be good it should be shot on 35MM film or something similar, & should look, sound, & flow (editing) like a well respected Hollywood or indiewood movie.

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MichaelTully said...

I deleted that second post as it said the same thing as the first one. Sorry about that.

You're funny.

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