Greetings programs and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast!
Grief is powerful and can mess with your mind and body in ways you wouldn’t expect. This makes it a perfect feeling to fill with horror, an emotion that also messes with your mind and body in ways you don’t expect. As a genre of filmmaking, horror has benefited from this union in many creative ways over the history of film, and it does so again in The Night House.
Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wall Pfister, a great cinematographer who has worked with many great directors but who is probably best known for working with Christopher Nolan on every one of his films. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards four times: 2005, 2006, 2008, and a win in 2010 for Inception. I’m telling you all this because I think Wally Pfister is a great cinematographer who has done great work on great movies. The problem is that these facts don’t seem have translated into him being a great director.
Christopher Nolan’s long time cinematographer Willy Pfister is making his directorial debut about a man played by Johnny Depp whose mind is transferred into a computer by Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany.
Yup, sure, where do I sign?