Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Can we just say...


Welcome to The Alternate Take, a blog born out of boredom and frustration in equal parts.

First and foremost, this is a blog about film and television. We will be discussing a variety of subjects about the visual media which we feel have rarely, if ever, been addressed online or elsewhere.

You’ll be seeing articles posted by both myself and my brother, and while we share many ideals about film and writing, disagreements are always present. Although it is not our intention to forcibly cause disagreements, we do think they allow for a varied perspective.

Nothing is posted at the moment, but within the next few days we should have an article from both of us up and fully functioning.

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Yes, we are trying to bring a fresh perspective on film in terms of analysis and subject matter, ranging anywhere from the construction of the three-part trailer, to a dissection of long running television series, to a comparison between the storytelling styles of Hunger Games and Battle Royale. However, we are NOT a review site. If all goes according to plan, you will never read that we give Tinker Tailor Solider Spy a 9/10 or Chronicle two and a half stars out of five. We’re looking at film from a creator’s perspective and not so much a viewer’s.

So, if you like the sound of this, come back, and we’ll get the discussion started.

Brandon and Justin

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