Filmmaking is All About Making a Connection

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

I stumbled upon The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge this week. It’s about connection and apparently the goal is all about reflecting on how you’ve managed to make one or multiple connections with other people through blogging.

Since I’ve decided to actually try to build up a blog I’ve met one or two awesome individuals that offered their own platforms for more of my mumbling about movies. I’ve managed to come across a couple dozen as stoked about all of this mumbo jumbo as I am. And, gasp!, some of them I knew already, apparently just not well enough. I taught some stuff and learned a all lot more.

As we go on about our lives, we spend most of our days focused on our own selves through other people’s eyes. Truthfully, isn’t all we do about making a connection? With movies it isn’t, it can’t actually be, any different.

Connecting with the audience is the cornerstone of the filmmaking process. This connection comes in many shapes and sizes. In some movies it’s about falling in love for some characters or even hating the hell out of them, or it might simply be about shitting your pants at some jump scare.
Inside the movie itself, it’s still all about the connection. How this script connects with this location, how will this actor fit with this set design, how can we make this director actually pay attention to the budget that producer over there just yelled.

There are some connections I just cannot live without. Marty and Doc Brown. Frodo and Sam. Batman and the Joker. Harry, Ron and Hermione. Marvel and DC. Pixar and Disney. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks and a box of chocolates. Tom Hanks and a volley ball. Tom Hanks and spying. James Bond and Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt. Tom Cruise and impossible missions. Mission Impossible and crazy stunts. Crazy stunts and Emily Blunt. Emily Blunt and Into the Woods. Into the Woods and singing. Signing and the rain. Singing In The Rain and Cosmo Brown. Cosmo Brown and Donald O’Connor.

Damn. I miss Donald O’Connor.

What’s your favorite movie connection? 

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