S2 Ep 46: Film Review – Facing the Wolf
In this episode, we focus our discussion on Facing the Wolf, a series of films by Iain Douglas and Mark Coverdale, submitted to the Milan Machinima Film Festival 2022. The film presents a series of provocative ideas which provoke Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien to have a deep discussion on the role of information, ambiguity and audience investment. What are your thoughts on the film series?
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Show Notes and Links
Facing the Wolf, by Iain Douglas and Mark Coverdale, released 2021
Poem, Coverdale – https://www.artschoolmodpoet.com/facing-the-wolf-poems
A trilogy of poetic machinima –
Facing the Wolf: i, Douglas and Coverdale, released 16 July 2021
Facing the Wolf: ii, Douglas and Coverdale, released 16 July 2021
Facing the Wolf: iii, Douglas and Coverdale, released 16 July 2021
1:35 Interview with Matteo Bittanti, Milan Machinima Film Festival
5:00 Ricky poses an interesting question: is machinima an animation style or a form of art that ideas can dominate, as opposed to feelings?
27:56 Discussion: for idea films, do you have to have more information than the film provides to appreciate the work? What is the role of ambiguity in filmmaking? How much time should audience invest in understanding a film?
Luis Bunuel’s An Andalusian Dog (1929)
Bertolt Brecht’s alienation effect