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One of the worst shot films that I've ever seen


It might be THE WORST if I hadn't seen so many student films.
Before I saw it I heard a podcast guy say, (referring to the camerawork) "it looks like no one is behind the wheel on this one. It looks like the government made a film about Hemingway."
I thought, "Meh. He is probably being picky with, 'an insert shot would have worked well there,' 'I would have preferred a closeup there,' etc. because, like me, he went to film school."
Then I saw the thing. Woooooooooow.
It's like no one on the set had even heard of a shot list.
Also, the 180 degree rule was broken a few times, there were a lot of shots that just looked like they closed in on an object without varying the angle of the camera even slightly, and the editing was beyond piss poor. The whole thing made for a dizzying, nauseating effect on the viewer.




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I love "worst film ever" posts. I'm like over-react much. This movie isn't the worst movie you'll see in 2016. Hemi lived the kinda life that made rock stars envious.

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