Love OR Lust
 
 
Studio: april-wendy
 
Review Count: 13
Average Rating: 4.85 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 9 minutes 42 seconds
 
Posted on: April 10, 2006
 
 
Film Description
The Story of Jeza Bell and her quest for love or is it lust? Can we really believe that a women like Jeza could behave so badly?

This is my first proper attempt at a movie - so be kind. I've really enjoyed the process, working hard with the music and flow of the story. Let me know what you think.

English Subtitles

NB. A huge thank you to all who have taken the time to review my wee movie. I've taken onboard a lot of the comments and feel really encouraged about my next venture!
 
Featured Reviews
- postmodernchuck

An excellent first effort! Your use of cinematography was surprisingly fresh for a beginner, and the script was chock full of goodness.

Ripe with fully realized characters and a narrative that delivers on the romance and the suspense, this is a promising first venture from a studio that, hopefully, will make more and more films in the future. Though the "surprise" ending might sour some, it does add value to the overarching thematics of the picture, leaving us with a film that's willing to twist some nerves to get its point across.

Posted on April 13, 2006
- Iondrive

I thought it was a good story...very real characters. Good use of The Movies music.

Posted on April 11, 2006
- ewno

Great movie. You obviously put a lot of work into this one. Loved the way the story flowed, and the undercurrent of danger that gradually surfaced towards the end. Nice twist too! Look forward to your next one.

Posted on April 10, 2006
 
Reviews
- halobob

Very good job. It had a good story and kept me entertained.

Thanks for rateing my movie(sorry bout the delay in watching yours).
I just on't know what it is with these red heads though.

Posted on April 13, 2006
- Wilda

Well....I must say an interesting film. I was especially happy to see that others are creating longer films. Note* Great conversation...perhaps a little more time for the subtitles I think i may have missed the end of a few pieces. Im gunna give you 5 stars for a valiant effort onm your first movie. I see you have had good reviews so far. MOST IMPRESSED the diversity of your music, I have not not figured out how to lap music yet As I am new for 1 week :) good luck with future films.
Way 2 Go!

Posted on April 13, 2006
- postmodernchuck

An excellent first effort! Your use of cinematography was surprisingly fresh for a beginner, and the script was chock full of goodness.

Ripe with fully realized characters and a narrative that delivers on the romance and the suspense, this is a promising first venture from a studio that, hopefully, will make more and more films in the future. Though the "surprise" ending might sour some, it does add value to the overarching thematics of the picture, leaving us with a film that's willing to twist some nerves to get its point across.

Posted on April 13, 2006
- ShahRukhKhan

Great Movie...A really good twist toward the end ^^....LOOK at this one TMO...you will miss something great!

Posted on April 13, 2006
- kos78

A young lady sets out to find happiness in her life, but will bad decisions take it away before it is even in her grasp?

Concept - 9 - Great concept and well executed. The mix of narration and dialogue worked very well, and script was well written. Watch out for mixed tenses (notably in the first few subs).
Direction - 8 - Good use of music, though some of the transitions were a little jarring. You could consider using a 'silence' track a half-second before starting the new music -- that fades down the old track nicely so the transition is smoother. Also consider using custom music if you can. It may have benefitted from 'establishing shots' to break up the major segments -- an outside shot of the office, a pan over the city, a shot of the outside of the bar, etc. Some more creative camera-work would really set off this piece.
Production - 8 - Good editing and continuity. Personally I'm not a fan of quotation marks in subs, but that's a minor quibble. The sound got out-of-sync in the second half, which meant that the music and sound effects were not in the right place. Good use of the breathing sound effect.
Character - 9 - All three main characters were well portrayed. The female lead is obviously the most developed due to the narration, but the others came across very well also. Reggie's actions near the end were a little on the un-believable side; it may have helped to foreshadow this character trait earlier.
I liked the way that the roles were reversed in the scene at the end.

Overall, I thought the movie was a very good romance movie. I'm torn between 4 and 5 stars, but I'm rounding up because it is your first movie. Great job, and I hope to see more from your studio. All the best for the future.

Posted on April 13, 2006
- meggichan84

Great work! The last phone bit almost ruined it for me, but you made up for it in the very end. I was wondering how you'd get out of dealing with Reggie more *_~ I need to look up more about music and subtitle technique to improve my own movies--I saw a lot of stuff you did that I didn't know how to do, so I've got to work even harder now!

Posted on April 11, 2006
- Iondrive

I thought it was a good story...very real characters. Good use of The Movies music.

Posted on April 11, 2006
- ewno

Great movie. You obviously put a lot of work into this one. Loved the way the story flowed, and the undercurrent of danger that gradually surfaced towards the end. Nice twist too! Look forward to your next one.

Posted on April 10, 2006
- Starmovie

Good job!
its a great movie

rate my movies to please

Posted on April 10, 2006
- bigboominc

this is very good I don't give five star or even four star that often. there was just this small think that buged me you stroytell semd to change half way though. the end were we find out that it was a dream what was the point. where you trying to show the differnase between love and lust.it was fussy for me sorry ;)

Posted on April 10, 2006
- Dave180786

very well made......this was very good....and i don't usualy like romance movies but i liked this 1 and it had me glued to the screen from start to finish....i liked the twist when she wakes up and she was dreaming.....keep it up april-wendy....you are very good at this....oh i forgot the subs were exalent too

Posted on April 10, 2006
- dafoso

The flow of the story was really good. The music fitted it well. i loved the film. Keep up the good work.Well done april-wendy. Can you watch my new movie 'A Childhood Lost' please. I did review your movie.

Posted on April 10, 2006
- PedroDiniz18

Great history! You did a god job with this movie!
See ya!

Posted on April 10, 2006