Post-Punk Cinema

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1. Using silence and negative space to create a realistic space and tension between cinema and life.

2. Folding reference points into the fabric of the narrative, scribbling outside the lines drawn by genre and convention. Cinematic and actual history are equally important.

3. The fourth wall is broken whenever the filmmaker sees fit, drawing attention to the filmmaking process through extra-narrative means. No technique is too outlandish to try once.

4. Technical largesse wrapped in a reserved tone. Big emotions hidden in cold grey atmosphere and vice versa.

5. Irreverence a must. Radical politics communicated without strain.

6. In general, there should be an analog to a post-punk band or album. Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division, The…

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