Create a five second video of one archetype from five different movies cutting together one second of each. Examples could include: Prisoners, Thieves, Beauty Queens, Kings, Robin Hoods, James Bonds, Bank Robbers, Assassins, Bad Boys, Kung Fu Masters, Femme Fatales, Sports Heroes, High School Bullies, Rogue Police Officers, Brainiacs, Pregnancies, Principals, Mean Teachers, InspirationalTeachers, Gunslingers, Gangsters, Monsters, Bartenders, Warrior Princesses, Swordsman, Knights, Mad Scientists, Nerd Girls, Obstructive Bureaucrats, Sidekicks, Wise Old Men, Hardboiled Detectives, Tough Coaches, Swooning Ladies.
I went for my familiar territory, cops from the 1960s-1970s who just don’t fit in. They clash with the bosses and the bad guys. They are heroic badness.
- Al Pacino (Serpico, 1973)
- Steve McQueen (Bullit, 1968)
- Robert Blake (Electra Glide in Blue, 1973)
- Clint Eastwood (Magnum Force, 1973)
- Richard Roundtree (Shaft 1971 the original)
Electra Glide in Blue is the only one I have not seen, and given what I read of its location shot in Arizona, I’m gonna put it on my list.
I downloaded clips for all movies exvept Bullit from YouTube (I have Bulitt ripped for doing another assignment). For all of these I trimmed 5 second sections in MPEG StreamClip, an dimported into iMovie- from there I narrowed each down to a second, which is damned hard to pick.
I went over by one second. What are you gonna do?
Another great assignment in less being harder to do.