Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Filming text messages.
The revolution in communicating via text, often on tiny phone screens, is presenting filmmakers with a huge challenge: How do you show it on the big screen? From Gordon Gekko and his brick phone to “You’ve Got Mail,” the first Hollywood movie to tackle internet romance, filmmakers have tried to show people communicating in modern ways without boring the audience.
As technology changes the way we all communicate, movie and TV producers are having to figure out how to make watching people text look exciting. The Wall Street Journal looks at how Hollywood is wrestling with the switch from "talkies to texties." I suggest looking at the scene in "All the President's Men" where Woodward and Bernstein are typing notes to each other because they fear they are being bugged.
By Joe Flint
Los Angeles Times