One good thing about not being Mr. De Palma: no lawyer to send you mean notes! Unlike filmmaking, scanning for clips on the Internet — and mashing them together with editing tricks to tell a slanted story — is not just for people with Hollywood budgets and editing suites the
size of ranch houses.
But, as anyone who mixes it up on YouTube knows, you steal from the Internet and the Internet steals back. It’s been only a few vacation days since the festival premiere of “Redacted,” and already the site is flickering. First, the good news:
+ That standing ovation in Venice.
+ The attention paid by German television … and Italian.
Now, the less-good news. American patriots don’t take this stuff lying down. Here’s a guy who still remembers “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July,” and is tired of filmmakers hating on the armed forces
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Brian DePalma's Redacted: part movie, part Internet mash-up. At the NY Times blog Screens, Virginia Heffernan notes DePalma is doing what anyone with a computer could do. The only difference is scale: