Why do not the directors turn out better pictures? Is it
because they don't care? One person closely connected with
the industry says that they do care: "There is not a director in the business who does not hope to have his name go
down in motion-picture history as the creator of some great
motion picture, but most of them are given a script two
weeks before production starts, and are expected to make a
box-office picture in 18 or 21 days. It is the producer, and
not the director, who is to blame for this."
QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
Here are some questions that members of the class may
wish to ask themselves after they have seen a photoplay.
Perhaps those in your group can find other questions which
they wish to add, or they may wish to change this list.
|1. ||Did the actors and actresses seem to understand what the
play was about?|
|2. ||Do you believe the director was able to handle all types of
scenes well--comedy, tragedy, farce?|
|3. ||Did the picture give evidence of being well edited? If not,
what scenes would you have eliminated?|
|4. ||Where were scenes needed that were not included?|
|5. ||Give some examples of "directorial touches" that were used.|
|6. ||What especially noteworthy examples did you see of the use
of moving shots? Close-ups? Angle shots?|