Watch These Unconventional Flicks For A Masterclass in Film!
Film-making is an organic process and like other branches of the humanities, it is often difficult for one to match the fluidity of the craft. This becomes even more pronounced when one has to explain this practice to someone, who may be able to understand the technicalities in the right way but may not have that zest or the eye needed for the craft.
That’s the case with film schools today, for many get in to get a taste of cinema, to revel in it, and experience it in all authenticity. But translating that into a set formula so that it becomes legible for the average learner is challenging. That’s why we have listed some unconventional flicks that can prove to be quite useful for a learner of any level and help to understand the intricacy of the lens to an average on-looker.
Together is a British comedy about a couple, who are stuck at home during the recent pandemic that shook the world. But it’s not about how the couple tackles the pandemic with their special child. Nope, it’s about what happens to a couple who have kept their relationship on hold while they pay attention to their child, their careers, and even themselves. But not their spouse or the family structure in general. And what do they do when they are stuck in close proximity during a massive city lockdown as the pandemic brings their world to a standstill? Now that’s nothing short of a gimmick. And the couple has no option but to confront their demons together. Interestingly, audiences never get to know the name of either of the characters. Both are referred to as ‘He’ and ‘She’.
The pandemic confines the two in a small space (their house), providing both an opportunity to air their frustrations and their grievances with each other as they bicker and banter all day long, venting out to invisible audiences, who can lend an ear but not respond. Considered a conventional mumblecore, the movie pragmatically yet empathetically portrays a situation that many people faced when they had no option but to resort to government-issued isolation. This movie is powerful in terms of writing and direction. Reminiscent of British classics, this one is not to be missed and can easily be found in any TV subscription. Why not make your TV set come alive with a terrific TV service like the DIRECTV Satellite that has a vast range of entertainment options, which are available with just a tap!
The Karate Kid (1984 version)
A fantastic fusion of sports, teen drama, mild action, and adventure, this movie, The Karate Kid (1984) is a must-watch for young boys and girls! Daniel Larusso is a good-natured teenager, who relocates to L.A. because his mom has gotten a new job in the city. However, L.A. is a letdown because instead of a luxurious villa, he’s moved to a substandard old apartment. Unfortunately, school is another letdown, where Daniel has problems, making new friends. And instead becomes a fresh new target for the clique of Cobra Kai Karate School.
Even though he strikes a sweet friendship with Ali, he’s constantly targeted, bullied, picked and ganged up on. When things turn ugly and Daniel has no choice but to enroll himself in the upcoming Karate Competition to prove a point, he finds help from a surprising aide, the apartment janitor Mr. Miyagi, who ironically turns out to be a Master of Karate!
Although he is reluctant in mentoring Daniel for the competition but agrees to help nonetheless. And thus begins a journey where Daniel is taught the discipline of Karate in its truest essence! A heart-warming flick that continues to remain a favorite and inspires stories in similar tracks. However, the real question is: does Daniel win the competition or not? Download the movie and find out for yourself.
The Silence of the Lambs
Based on the hit novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, this 1980s psychological thriller release shocked audiences globally. Magnificently intelligent and full of horror, it brings chills even today. With a deranged serial killer on the loose, the FBI sends one of their top trainees, Clarice Starling to interview the lethal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a vicious psychopath, who is imprisoned for various inhuman acts of cold slaughter. Starling’s boss, Crawford believes that Lecter would be able to present some material on this elusive serial killer, which would help the FBI profile him in a better way so that it’s easier to catch before more people are harmed. Hence, for this matter, they send the young and pretty Starling, hoping that she might be able to unearth some info that might be valuable for the FBI.
Does Lector facilitate Starling with useful clues that would lead her to the killer? Or do the tables turn on the FBI? To find out what happens, watch this mind twister of a film, for it keeps one on the edge.
Although the entertainment industry has changed, the way audiences watch TV and movies hasn’t changed much. The above-listed flicks are some of those that challenged mainstream thought processes while also allowing artists to mingle perspectives and creativity with much freedom. And that’s pretty apparent when one sees these movies. However, if the occasional service glitch is spoiling your movie, then contact DIRECTV customer service right away for they will instantly sort out all service-related issues within no time!