The advisor pointed out, that if one starts a story with "I had a good experience with the police last week..." it is already clear, that the police didn't really make anything bad. If one instead of "good" uses the word "funny" or "interesting", the listener could not yet determine, where the narrator is going with the story. This conversation made me think about what a movie needs to be great and enjoyable.
Movies are stories: Using actors, motion pictures and sound, they are, nothing else than a story told by a director. As with friends talking over a beer, there are good story tellers and not so good ones. This article aims to come up with a list of ingredients that are necessary to make a great movie. Just like a chef, cooking a dinner, the quality of the meal depends on it's ingredients, but also on the way it is prepared and processed.
After reading this article it came to my mind that the single most important ingredient for a great movie is independence and artistic freedom.In addition, we assume that other essential ingredients could be:
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While the commercial success of the movies is tremendous, the concept of The Hunger Games is not new: The idea of having human beings in a fight for life and death and presenting the fight as entertainment for an audience is at least as old as the gladiator fights in ancient rome. We put together a selection of movies that reminds us of the gladiators of our time. Viewer discretion is advised!