London Film Festival, welcome back.
Movies grab us for a number of different reasons, but one shared reason why we love films so much, comes down to the fact that they allow us to escape, and there is definitely some worth to that.
When we watch a movie, a short film or a feature, we’re taken to a different place, a world where we can make use of our imagination through a different perspective, learning about a series of characters as they go through the motions on screen.
But for twelve days in October, film goers can come together and explore a variety of films at the BFI London Film Festival.
Big Screen vs Small Screen
You probably wonder where the A-List actors are when they’re not on the ‘big screen’ and if you’ve guessed right, they are indeed committing to their short film portfolios. Short films are not the common choice for most movie fanatics, but it’s good to learn that they are becoming the people’s choice for entertainment.
As the digital revolution continues to unfold upon our very eyes, we are also witnessing millions of short films being developed across the world. Short films are created to have an instant message, impact and story told in a smaller time frame than your standard 130-minute features. They are usually short and sweet, whereas feature films have a bigger opportunity to go into huge detail as the script tells its story. They are developed to entertain those with not just a short attention span, but for people who want to learn about short films in culture and politics or perhaps even business.
Short films are developed by businesses who want to advertise their product as well as tell a story and this is how the world started to notice a change in the way movies are created.
From the earlier days of television ‘spot’ advertisements, which used to be longer in seconds but are now shorter and more of them (unless you’re John Lewis or Sainsbury’s!), short films progressed this idea into 2-3-minute movies that give a message to their audiences.
We have given some thought and time in sharing our favourite films and our reasons why in support of London Film Festival which is taking place right now.
So, What’s on The Cards?
David Russell – Technical SEO Executive
Favourite Film: Gangs Of New York
…Because Leonardo DiCaprio is just a dreamboat.
Zak Haase – Digital Marketing Executive
Favourite Film: The Dark Knight
…purely for The Joker
Rachel Baines – Digital Marketing Executive
Favourite Film: Memento
…It’s a really clever film that keeps you guessing throughout
Alexa Cobbold – Digital and Creative Strategist
Favourite Film: Harvey
…This film is just the absolute best. It has a giant invisible rabbit, James Stewart and some pretty great accents – what more could you want in a film?!
If you’re ever feeling sad, this film is the one. You cannot watch this and feel sad afterwards – especially with James Stewart’s pretty dreamy voice (and face…)
Amardev Gahir – Sales Account Manager
Favourite Film: Godfather Part 2
…It’s a cinematic masterpiece with the past and present time frame. Plus, the rise of Don Vito being mirrored by the completely different circumstances for Michael. That… and it’s just bloody cool!
Taryn Clegg – Marketing Services Manager
Favourite Film: Amélie
…I love the music and the way it’s shot
Mark Hodgson – Account Director
Favourite Film: Snatch
…Brad Pit as a travelling bare-knuckle boxer is brilliant. It’s a great example of a brilliant British film!
Andre Gwilliam – Digital Marketing Executive
Favourite Film: Saving Private Ryan
…Tells a heroic story and it’s a fantastic and epic American war film. Tom Hanks is my favourite actor and most of his movies are my favourite films!
James Betts – Technical Account Manager
Favourite Film: Rush
…It tells the famous story in Formula 1 between the drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One Championship. It’s fiery and gritty – love it.
Mark Rushworth – SEO Technical Account Manager
Favourite Film: Stranger Than Fiction
…Awesome quirky story!
There we have it! These are just some of our favourite films, amongst the many movies we all love, it was certainly hard to choose.
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