Jason Zim asks: “What would we like to see from found footage in the future? Where will it go? Would we like something other than a horror film?”
Jason Zim is a film studies major at University of North Carolina Wilmington. He aspires to work in film and constantly works on his own films. He graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
Christian Podgaysky asks: “In lieu of Mother’s Day, what film or films stand out to you as having particularly strong mother figures or interesting mother/child relationships?”
Christian Podgaysky is an aspiring screenwriter majoring in film studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is also working towards minors in psychology and creative writing.
Laura Casteel asks: “What is the first movie you remember seeing as a child, and what impressions did it leave on you?”
Laura Casteel is a freelance writer and filmmaker, as well as a poetry editor for Treehouse, an online literary magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @LauraCasteel, or check out her blog at considerablesetbacks.blogspot.com.
Stephen Glawson asks: “Has post-apocalyptic cinema become little more than popcorn fare? Are thought provoking films like The Road (2009) and Wall-E (2008) the exception, not the rule for the genre?”
Stephen Glawson is an aspiring filmmaker currently working on his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His areas of interest include directing, editing and acting.
Kevin Bahr asks: “In your opinion, what makes a film a ‘classic’? Does it have to be a certain age, and does it have to appeal to a particular group of people? Or is it something that can change depending entirely on the individual? Based on your answer, what are some of your favorite classics?”
Kevin Bahr is a student of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has been a fan of all sorts of movies ever since a young age, when the first book he read was the TV Guide. Since then, he has worked as a screenwriter and director, with several projects in the pipeline. He believes in the power of movies, and that people should be open to all kinds of cinema.
Steven Gamble asks: “Popular American cinema has recently been going through a common phase of ‘the remake,’ and with the advancement in digital technology, the remake allows audiences to experience their favorite stories with very different aesthetics. In your opinion, what film would you like to be re-made, and what film remakes have you enjoyed/disliked?”
Steven Gamble is a Film Studies student working towards his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Gamble owes his passion for film to his family, friends, and classmates.
Rebecca L. Rathier asks: Do you rely on film reviews before going to see a movie? Why or why not? If a reviewer gives a bad review or a friend says a movie you wanted to see was bad, will you still see it?
Rebecca L. Rathier is a quirky filmmaker and soul-searching philosopher. She is currently attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has plans to graduate in 2015 with Honors as a Film Studies major and Theatre minor . Rathier’s specific concentrations are in cinematography and editing. Her interests on the side include meditating and going on long walks with her Labrador Retriever, Trigger.
Starting today, Film Matters will feature a new, regular online column, designed to foster interesting conversations about various film topics: Reel Talk. We have spring editorial board member Laura Casteel to thank for this great idea (and the column name)!
Each edition of Reel Talk will feature a question, posed by our “curator.” Anyone is welcome to join in the conversation that develops, by posting a comment on our site or via our Facebook page.
We look forward to you participating in this venture! And if you would be interested in curating your own question for Film Matters, please just email Liza Palmer (palmerl AT uncw.edu) to get on the schedule!
Without further ado, our inaugural Reel Talk question…
Reel Talk 4.1.13
Kyle Randolph asks: “What is your favorite Guilty Pleasure Film – a film that everyone hates but you can’t help but to love?”
Kyle Randolph is a film student at UNCW, with a double minor in digital arts and studio art. He is striving to create a film production company based upon content created specifically for the Internet and YouTube.
For our next Film Bytes column in issue 4.3 (2013), our editorial board has selected Leos Carax’s Holy Motors (2012).
Film Bytes is a perfect opportunity to contribute to Film Matters in a meaningful yet casual way — particularly if you have been wanting to get published but don’t have the time to write reviews or submit your longer essays.
So the first step is to see the film, if you haven’t already. It’s widely available on DVD and Blu-ray. And it is also available through Amazon instant video for $3.99:
Then craft a comment for consideration in issue 4.3 — anywhere from 1 sentence to a longer piece (500 words maximum). Comments can be posted here on our website or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/filmmattersmagazine), or — if you want to keep it a surprise for 4.3 readers! – you can email them to us at: futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2013.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on what some people have called the best film of 2012!