i think that the two need to come hand in hand to be amazing but is everyone equal in all settings? no i think that some people have a tendency to excel in certain areas
mentally logical intelligence could be one---friends, professors working extremely hard at physics but not on the level of feynman or einstein
and the age thing, there is an article awhile my old teacher mentioned that men (could be women also) are in their prime intellectually and sexually at the mid 20s and it drapes off then so i theres that point
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07-22-2012 08:59 PMhttp://heatware.com/eval.php?id=48414
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07-23-2012 01:38 PM
"Also, is everyone just accepting that Kurasowa is the greatest or something? Good thing no one told, oh, every great director that came around post Seven Samurai not to bother, never be as good as old Akira. In conversation I refer to this as the masterpiece problem. People see them as end points instead of parts of a continuum (high water marks, sure, but not an arrival point. "
Not an "end point" but extremely influential. a paradigm shift. Where nothing after is the same. Same for Hitchcock, Same for John Ford, etc... They set the standard of what CAN be done.
07-23-2012 03:34 PM
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Again, I'm still new but at this point in time this is where I sit. Maybe it'll change later on.
07-24-2012 10:06 AM
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Getting a bang out of problem solving definitely seems like a key thing, for sure. And as ever, allowing different courses for different horses, or whatever the hell that saying is. A lot of people have this idea Kubrick didn't understand, like, or feel much empathy for people. I think this is nonsense, but his directing approach to actors was just to keep doing it and wait til it was right, whatever that was. Not much direction he could give at a certain point. He had the true luxury of time, he could wait. He could re-do scenes weeks later if the exposure wasn't right, anything. It's the ultimate working model. The rest of us, vainly fighting against time all the time, not having been granted genius status just yet, need some tricks!
I hear ya Gonzo. I don't find "influence" the hateful word some people do, but there's a lot of professed film "lovers" with a dead history view of art that is creepy. Nostalgic types. You know what I mean.
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07-25-2012 01:29 PM
so yeah anyone can learn to be a hack but we all aint gonna be geniuses (at least not without a bunch of hard work). I wanna make horror movies. Can I pull off something as manically energetic and fiendishly clever as Evil Dead? As human and touching and exciting as The Host?
Hmm... Ill try....
07-26-2012 10:37 AM
I think you need both talent and skill to excel. You can have an innate disposition for the craft, or you may have a keenly developed instinct brought by experience and education.
Either will likely be advantageous in the career path...But the two together with a driving work ethic is the recipe for excellence, in my opinion.
My personal take on directing is the ability to direct people to make your movie. Therefore, I think you need a balance of talent and skill in people. Introverts, such as I, need to develop skills with people in order to succeed, but having talents for quick-wittedness and analysis help in becoming a "people's" director. The argument about talent for the creative is outside this point because this is my view of what a director is. You need to be a craftsman, but a leader first, in my opinion.
08-01-2012 05:08 PM
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I agree with some opinions that it is something that can be learned in the sense that certain skills can be obtained to get the job done. The greatness of the final product though will largely depend on that director's creativity. I don't think creativity can be taught, it can only be cultivated. Some people have an innate vision, grand ideas with a great handle of the technical side, but they can't effectively communicate it. A great director needs some killer interpersonal communication skills to go along with a great vision, and not everyone can develop those skills. Technique is something that can be learned all day long, but you can't teach vision or a deep understanding of human nature combined with an ability to connect with it.
So, in short, I think directing skills can be acquired enough to get a job "done", but what separates a director who simply gets a job done from the one who can get it done with greatness, is a unique innate vision (which can't be taught) combined with the ability to communicate effectively and understanding the human condition.
08-02-2012 01:33 AM
Look at it this way: All of what has been stated in this discussion can only be - in the better case experience based - speculation. If we'd be able to answer the OP's question, we'd be for sure on the short list for a Nobel price for neuro-science. What we can do though is to juggle our experiences and interpretations. In the end any position we take will probably be a telling truth more about ourselves and our way we see life than the truth of the matter. But that's okay, me thinks.
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