Hey everyone, remember this?
What, you can’t tell what that is? Why not? Could it be BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SEE IT?
That is a screenshot from “The Hunger Games,” which was one of the most egregious queasy cam offenders in recent years. I’d told my wife that if the sequel was filmed as atrociously as the first one, she wouldn’t catch me within 10 kilometers of the theater. I don’t need to pay good money for a painfully induced headache, thanks.
But the sequel was not directed by the same noodle-head who thought that queasy cam = cinéma vérité.
Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence says in a new interview conducted at San Diego Comic-Con that there won’t be shaky camera effects whatsoever in his sequel which hits theaters on November 22.
“I did something different,” he said when asked if he shot in a way similar to [Hunger Games director] Ross. “That style of camera work is not my thing. I like to be intimate with people, but I also like to have a sense of place, so I shoot with different kinds of lenses and different lighting.”
Good heavens, is he saying that he actually directs instead of introducing crappy effects in the editing room to cover up a lack of directing skill?
Please, please let “Catching Fire” make loads and wads and mountains of money, so that the big studios think this bizarre concept should be a new fad. I am in wholehearted support. Can I buy my ticket now?