Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jim Emerson's In the Cut

Jim Emerson, of the excellent blog movie Scanners, has been producing video essays about cutting together action sequences. He starts with the chase scene from The Dark Knight, a film he has largely negative opinions of, to help explain to himself and his readers why he doesn't like Nolan's direction.

Here are the three parts he's release so far:

In the Cut, Part I: Shots in the Dark (Knight) from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

In the Cut, Part II: A Dash of Salt from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

In the Cut Part III: I Left My Heart in My Throat in San Francisco from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

I've mentioned his blog here before and I'd like to recommend it again. It's probably my favorite blog about movies, that I know of at least.