Film Reviews

Cause and FX

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Sragow: Is there a key misconception about special effects you'd like to clear up?

Morris: People who [think] effects people see effects as ends in themselves are wrong. What people really live for here is the opportunity to contribute to a really good film, to build those little pieces that serve the whole. When things get a little overblown, we're not the ones pushing that, it's the filmmakers; we'll be the ones who are the happiest when it settles into a more mature use of all those tools. People who end up here by and large are people who studied film in school or college and are film people, not just making gizmos to make splashier effects and stuff. They want to help set that stone in the corner of the cathedral at Chartres, not try to blow up that cathedral.

Eve's Bayou
Directed by Kasi Lemmons; with Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan and Jurnee Smollett.


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Michael Sragow