Do you feel like you nailed the theme of "Twilight" for this festival or did you work an existing idea and bend it to fit? Both methods could still equal greatness, I'm just curious.
I went all in.
Black and white, set back in time a few decades ago and shot with shadows all over the place. Much like some of the old Twilight Zone episodes. The score is also tying everything together to go with the look.
After being in a time machine for so long I'm actually looking forward to seeing some modern twists on the theme. Should make for a great ride!
I'm not implying that you have to go my route to nail the theme, not at all. I'm sure many of you will do it with a modern day flair, and do it well!
Thread: Did you nail the theme?
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10-20-2008 06:33 PM
10-20-2008 06:51 PM
I guess I hit the theme pretty good, but not as much as some of the entries I'll be seeing. Meaning- I'm thinking others hit it harder than me (Like you, Mike).
Without the score, it's not bad, but I think a nice dramatic score will add a lot to the film, especially the theme.
Now I need to add a ball somewhere...
10-20-2008 07:08 PM
I didn't EXACTLY hit the "Twilight Zone"-esque theme, but with the other shows mentioned as examples (Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside, The Outer Limits, etc) I definitely hit the mark. I'd say my project is very heavily "Tales From The Crypt" influenced. A little darker maybe than T.Z., and with the melodramatic almost campy visual style of T.F.T.C., not as American Contemporary as T.Z.
10-20-2008 07:20 PM
I didn't nail the theme, but that's okay. The fest themes give you wide latitude to explore all kinds of variants. Barn Dance certainly has enough Twlight elements to qualify, but wouldn't be something you would expect to see if you turned on an episode of Twilight Zone.
10-21-2008 05:32 AM
I had just acquired the story, and when the theme was announced it was a perfect fit. I too tried to honor the memory of Mr. Serling, and I think my entry would fit right along side many TZ tellings (in my humble opinion, of course).
(added) ... but I am definitely "things aren't what they seem ..."
Last edited by Dick Campbell; 10-21-2008 at 07:37 AM.
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10-21-2008 06:46 AM
I believe I did, though I didn't go to the full extent that others did, ie black and white. But I think I've made a descent film this time around. As for TDRP didn't really fit the theme as much but who doesn't love em some Rogan arse!
10-21-2008 07:28 AM