Filminutiae. Creative elements related to film. They could be a prop, a title sequence, an editing technique, a storyboard, some sound, a piece of concept art, marketing material, a bit of tie-in merchandise, fan art inspired by cinema and, indeed, everything in between.
Filminutiae.com is a blog about the above. There are many such sites but this one will differ in that it boasts the same kind of ham-fisted personal theorising but with the much more wholesome addition of exclusive interviews with the talent responsible for creating the work.
There is no real rationale as to what will be featured other than if it relates in some way to moving image and if I like it. As such the work that will be covered will be coming from any point in cinema history, if it’s good it’s good, whether it’s Edison, Bergman or the latest Tom Cruise extravaganza. Observant readers will notice that there will be a slight bent towards the science-fiction genre.
As this is a personal side project (I am also a working design director) the content on the site will be updated in a sporadic and relaxed fashion but, nonetheless, when things appear they will hopefully provoke a satisfied feeling in those of you who, like me, love nothing more than discussing the finest filmic details at a borderline obsessive length simply because, if nothing else, you believe cinema to be the point where the Arts converge and, in so doing, elevate themselves to somewhere near sublimity.
Thanks for reading.
Curation, curiosity, interviews & enthusiasm
A work of art, irrespective of métiers, has an aesthetic quality which resonates to those open to its voice. The fact that a work is utilitarian does not exclude it from being ‘art’. In fact one of the qualities that contributes to this timeless aesthetic experience is the perception of it being appropriate to the task it was designed to perform.