Defocused 11: 'I do This for a Living' with Casey Liss ►

Welcome, once again, to my Casey Liss and Myke Hurley fan club. While Casey and I were scheduled to be on John Chidgey’s podcast, we made arrangements for him to appear on Defocused. Since we try to anchor the podcast with a movie to discuss, we asked Casey to pick one. He selected Collateral, which I had never seen before (I typically avoid Tom Cruise movies). It’s a great movie, and everyone should go check it out if they haven’t already. I really appreciate Casey’s selection for the show, and I hope others do as well.

You’re not going to miss anything if you’re not completely caught up on Defocused. Dan and I are terrible people. I tease Casey about Firefly on Twitter, and then I watched all the episodes. There, all caught up.

After listening back, there were a few nits I neglected to pick on the show:

  • The helicopter shots. So many aerial helicopter shots. They don’t really serve as good establishing shots, because they don’t have much to do with where characters are, or are going. They’re kind of night-shot filler.
  • If you’re watching the very end of the movie, there is some distracting greenscreen work that detracts from the acting. It’s a real shame.
  • The way the police are dressed, and their hair, is … uh … something.

2014-08-27 11:30:21

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