Missed Opportunities

Why Watch? Because this short is built as a motivator for you to get out and make that movie you keep talking about. All planning for Jupiter Le Batard‘s film took place over a weekend and was shot in 2 hours. If they can make it happen, you can make it happen. The result is a short with a lot of life to it, even if it’s about not taking the chances you wish you could take (tying in perfectly with the message of making your movie instead of talking about making your movie). A young woman sits at in a cafe. A young man sits close by. Will he do what he longs to do? Will he reach out and make that human connection? What Will It Cost? Just 4 minutes of your time. Check out Un Certain Regard for yourself:

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You’ve stumbled upon Circle of Jerks, our sporadically published, weekly feature in which we ask the questions that really matter to our writers and readers. It’s a time to take a break from our busy lives and revel in the one thing that we all share: a deep, passionate love of movies. If you have a question you’d like answered by the FSR readers and staff, send us an email at editors@filmschoolrejects.com. What’s something you wish had been included in a movie that wasn’t? This is broad, and falls under a large ‘missed-opportunities’ umbrella, but I’m studying Citizen Kane in my film class, and my professor pondered aloud at one point, “Why doesn’t Thompson visit Kane’s first wife? Well,” he continued, answering himself, “it would tell us nothing different from Leland’s flashback.” It’s a big class, and I lacked the courage to speak up, “Um, respected doctor of film? His first wife died in a car accident with his son.” This made me wonder. That little fact is barely noticeable; it’s slipped in in the “News on the March” section and never spoken of again. We never see Kane’s reaction to the disaster. – Reed A

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