Exploring The Film City: Mumbai

Kenton Bartlett is a 22 year old film maker from the Birmingham area who has been making his own films since 2006. I had a chance to ask Kenneth a few questions about his intrest in filmmaking and his new film, Missing Pieces.

So what’s the future? Another Star Trek? I hope so. I did like Bionic Woman and I thought it could be the future, but sadly it never found it’s footing and was cancelled early on. As excited as I am about the new movie, Star Trek excels at being a serial. It deserves a weekly romp amongst the stars as we get to know and love absorbing characters. Again, look at where Abram’s went for his story – back to the beginning – back to the most loved characters. Television is great at getting us to fall in love with characters. Comic books do that well too. For decades comic books hooked loyal readers on intense story lines with awesome characters. Now the Final Cut Pro X Effects are reaping those rewards from those tales. So, I’d love to see another Star Trek television series after the feature film.

$114 million gross, then another $140 million worldwide. Good enough for Shyamalan to keep making movies, including the abysmal Lady In The Water, a movie bad enough to make this list but disqualified because it actually might have ended Shyamalan’s career.

The first segment is by far the best. It has a morbid PSYCHO feel and centers on an exceptionally dysfunctional family seeking refuge in the basement from a storm. Director of Photography Tai Lazar and Editor Sean Cain are able to work magic for this segment, utilizing a flickering light and the storm’s lightening to proffer a plate of Anthony Perkins slice and dice.

We were then told that we could shoot in that much area only (right, we didn’t get permission to shoot on the sets, sigh!). We were disappointed, but that was completely justifiable, a T.V. channel could not take risks, it’s a reality show! And they would want to maintain the secrecy. Anyway even if it was any other kind of shoot we would film studios online not have got permission.

Columbia Pictures. Comprising 12.9 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Columbia Pictures remains a big player in the business. Some of this company’s recent successes include Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, the Spider-Man series and Step Brothers.

Is this the best Harry Potter film to date? No. The most unique? Without a doubt. The escapism visuals are present for the audience to take in, if they do in fact get bored with the teenage hormone story. The final act should be what’s remembered in the end. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is more of a filler than a revealer as far as the story goes. Nothing really happens until the end, but the end will leave one wanting more.