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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:53 AM   #16
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Your entries always have a nice professional touch to them visually speaking and story wise I enjoyed this one very much :)
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 11:31 AM   #17
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Daniel and Mugurel, your comments made my morning brighter. Thank you.

The border collie was not written into the movie, itís just that Sally is queen at my house and gets to do whatever she wants. My other dogs can still hear so they were all [not quite] cowering in the house because of the fire. I just didnít have the heart to shoo her out of the frame. :)

Glad you donít want an explanation about the traffic, because itís a real source of frustration with me. Iíve tried taping stuff at 3-4 am before and not been able to get a clean take.

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I actually found this film "scary", believe it or not. This challenge reminded me of something I knew and forgot; that film can work (like any good story telling) with what is not directly shown, but rather through things that are indicated or suggested. I think that it would have been impossible for you (or any major effects house for that matter) to depict the sinister, creepy, bad-mooded, specter I imagined hovering around your father. Iaaaah! I get the creeps just mentioning it.

All the elements you added to the basic ghost story told by your dad supported that, slow tracking (and crane?) shots, slow zooms, details. Nice. The abrupt ending worked well for me, and set up the punch-line perfectly.
Ah, Daniel, I canít tell you how much I appreciate your encouraging words. And thanks for reminding me to take care with details next time, too. I just hope itís a long time before I have to do another serious movie. Theyíre too hard!
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:46 AM   #18
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Lorinda- Haven't had a lot of time to comment or review films.. Just want to let you know I liked the feel of this ghost story. Would like to have seen a bit more lead up with spookiness of some kind to the appearance of the apparition, but still love the over all feel of you film.
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