Cinephile and an aspiring Storyteller. Sharing my views and experiences (before and after watching a Movie) in this Space. Believes in Alfred Hitchcoc's principle of three things that can make a Great Movie - The Script ,The Script and The Script.
Articles by ravi mondeti:
Self, Society and Universe: Broad Classification of Christopher Nolan Films
Published On: 30 July 2019
Christopher Nolan, Filmmaker, who can meld thought-provoking philosophy with big-budget spectacles and can still make it look simple. Today on his birthday let's retrospect his filmography and identify certain themes that keep repeating! Self, Society, and Universe... Read more
Screenplay : what seperates it from a Novel ? What is an Adapted and Original screenplay ? What gives 'Screenplay by' and 'written by' Credit ?
Published On: 24 July 2019
Movies are a combination of Art and technology; A screenplay is a story told with pictures, in dialogue and description, and placed within the context of dramatic structure. That's what it is; that is its nature. it is the art of visual storytelling.... Read more
Literature : what is it for ? Do Movies belong to literature ?
Published On: 23 July 2019
Literature represents the culture and tradition of a language or people. The concept is difficult to precisely define; the accepted definition of literature is constantly changing and evolving. For many, the word literature suggests a higher art form; merely putting words on a page doesn't necessarily equate to creating literature.... Read more
Storytelling Advertisements, Humanising Brands : Raw Authentic Human Emotions, A New Yardstick of Marketing ?
Published On: 12 July 2019
Have you seen a Tv advertisement that moved you by its emotional story? Are you following any brand handle on twitter, that tweets in first person ? Then you are acquainted with this style of Marketing. Does it empowers consumers or exploits them ? ... Read more
Spider Man: Far From Home's Mysterio, A Social Commentary Underlying Speculative Fiction ? Minor Spoilers Ahead
Published On: 11 July 2019
The fundamental theme of the movie at the core of its conflict - In the digital age, where Perception has Supplanted Reality, Can truth be hidden by creating a deluded public perception? Mysterio does it through His Illusion and Hologram tech and in real-world aren't sold-out News Media houses and Marketing geniuses doing the same?... Read more
What makes us love Movies ? why ?
Published On: 10 July 2019
Ever wondered What makes us re-imagine or re-think about that one scene from a movie days after watching it? why we can't get over the movie w liked easily? Why did it strike a chord with you in the first place? Maybe there’s something so relatable in that scene. indeed! Cinema ain't just Escapism... Read more
Box Office: What If Movies success was measured in number of tickets sold rather than the gross earnings ?
Published On: 28 June 2019
Even if you're in denial, but you can't change the fact that the ultimate parameter to judge a movie's success is still the Box office numbers it rakes in, no matter the rating, reviews, awards or appreciation all are secondary! But what difference will it make if the numbers are the ticket sold rather than the Crores of Rupees ?... Read more
Tragic Heros : Why do we root for flawed characters ?
Published On: 26 June 2019
The trend which has prevailed in the western content for long, with Breaking Bad, House of cards, etc., has forged its way strong into the Indian celluloid as well with the recent success of Sacred Games, Mirzapur, Sanju, Kabir Singh, etc. what is it that attracts us towards them and makes us even root for them? despite them being Badass Assholes ... Read more
Censor / Central Board of Film Certification : How it works ?
Published On: 25 June 2019
Every once in a while, the censor board does something that results in outrage amongst the twitterati and movie critics alike. The censor board, its critics argue, should only certify movies and not ask for any cuts. After all, its formal name is the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Curious to know how it works?... Read more
'Kabir Singh' vs Feminazis : Did Happy Ending made the movie morally incorrect?
Published On: 24 June 2019
In today's times can cinema 'really' influence our thoughts and provoke a behaviour ? or it mere mirrors the Society and gangs people as those who align or contradict?... Read more