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How we watch films

As much as I try to watch good films, I try to be a good watcher of films.  That takes practice.  It also takes understanding.  You must understand something of how films work, and how they are constructed.  I wrote before on visual storytelling.  I am quite the novice in this area.  David Bordwell is not.  He is an eminent scholar and professor of film studies.  His blog at Observations on Film Art is wonderful reading if you want to learn to be a better film watcher.  He recently invited a guest blogger who studies what our eyes do when we watch a film.  The article is very fascinating.  I recommend reading it, as well as the articles it links to.

The article speaks about the film There Will Be Blood.  I really enjoyed this movie.  It is one of the better films of the present century.