//Inside the head of directors!!!
Inside the head of directors!!!

Inside the head of directors!!!

Film directors are in a unique position with their customers. It is one of the few professions whose job it is, is to get into is customers’ private world and through visuals and audio of the film in a dark movie theater, take them into his world, generating feelings and fantasies to entertain them for an hour and a half. Sometimes he endeavors to make a social-economical statement, sometimes it is to create the sadness of a divorce, sometimes it is to fear and elicit horror, sometimes it is to get you thinking about what happens when you die and on and on…
Many different directors approach their craft from many different angles. However, each understands that the audience must be taken into a fantasy world and they must experience an emotional reality that keeps with them for a long time, else the film has failed in its intent.
Independent Art-House Film Directors are usually those that venture far into the metaphysical, into the realms that most of us would never think about going. The directors are normally in touch with their deep inner selves and express it with a range of audio-visual technics that may leave their audiences feeling rather ‘weird’ at the end. These directors can be in touch with psychics of a killer, a nymphomaniac, the paranormal, demons, or addictions. These are the directors that normally win awards at most of the Festivals and Markets.
Quinten Tarantino is a perfect illustration of an Art House director. However, Tarantino is a bit different from most of history’s Art House directors in that his main object is not about eliciting ‘feelings’ form his audience, but to get his point across by the use of audio/visuals that have deeper meanings than the obvious. Each experience that Tarantino puts for is well thought out and has a deep significance in Tarantino’s expressions. An example is in Tarantino’s massively violent 1992 Reservoir Dogs. This quirky Tarantino Film was about six criminals who were organized for a bank heist whose names were made up so they would not know each other: Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Brown The film was massively violent for quirky violence. One of the most famous shots, still spoofed today, is the scene of all six walking the walk saying nothing with expressions on each of their faces telling us “okay, we are done!” The scene speaks volumes in typical Tarantino fashion.
Another well knows contemporary director who uses his deep metaphysical intellect to make his films is Christopher Nolan.
Nolan’s first picture that propelled him to fame was Memento, then he made the large budget film, Insomnia, and this year (2020) his film Tenet, a fantasy spy thriller, was selected to be badged at Cannes. Tenet takes the audience through an illusion of a dreamy story about the star, played by John David Washington, saving the earth from annihilation. Nolan’s style takes his audience into their memories and forces them to explore their physics. He makes movies about obsessive people and he is rather a zealot himself.
For example, in Tenet, the characters wear masks from one end of the movie to the other end. The story itself does not need masks, but this is certainly a way for Nolan to get into the audience’s mine on the deep significance of covering the character’s faces.