Det pågår just nu en livsviktig debatt om kulturkonservatism i Sverige.
Lite otippat gör den amerikanska målaren och regissören Thomas Kinkade – ”a postmodern Norman Rockwell for the evangelist set” – ett inlägg i debatten, genom att sprida ett dogmatiskt manifest med riktlinjerna för sin kommande film ” Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage”.
1) Dodge corners or create darkening towards edge of image for ”cozy” look. This may only apply to still imagery, but is useful where applicable.
6) Hidden details whenever possible, References to my children (from youngest to oldest as follows): Evie, Winsor, Chandler and Merritt. References to my anniversary date, the number 52, the number 82, and the number 5282 (for fun, notice how many times this appears in my major published works). Hidden N’s throughout — preferably thirty N’s, commemorating one N for each year since the events happened….
12) Surprise details. Suggest a few ”inside references” that are unique to this production. Small details that I can mention in interviews that stimulate second or third viewings — for example, a ”teddy bear mascot” for the movie that appears occasionally in shots. This is a fun process to pursue, and most movies I’m aware of normally have hidden ”inside references”. In the realm of fine art we refer to this as ”second reading, third reading, etc.” A still image attracts the viewer with an overall impact, then reveals smaller details upon further study. …
16) Most important concept of all — THE CONCEPT OF LOVE. Perhaps we could make large posters that simply say ”Love this movie” and post them about. I pour a lot of love into each painting, and sense that our crew has a genuine affection for this project. This starts with Michael Campus as a Director who feels great love towards this project, and should filter down through the ranks. Remember: ”Every scene is the best scene.”
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