Journal 5 - Journal 5: ,We Three Kings of High Concept Film...

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Journal 5: ‘We Three Kings of High Concept Film’ Film – Three Kings (1999, dir. David O. Russell) To start, I would like to state that the introductory message by the film’s producers was a nice heads up for the viewing. Indeed, this film had highly stylized lighting and color scheme; a dry, bright golden brown which dominated most of the film’s Persian-Gulf setting. At first, I had no idea what this film was about; I had never heard of Three Kings or David O. Russell for that matter. I was a little familiar, however, with some of his other works, such as the film I Heart Huckabees. The film screened, Three Kings, was a pretty interesting view. Not only because of its star-studded role picks of George “Dr. Doug Ross” Clooney, Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, and Ice Cube (his alias is his name), but this film also offered a good example of post-classical cinema and high concept film production. Russell’s 1999 film deals a lot with the “moral
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course RTF 317 taught by Professor Brannon during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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