by Ayrton Breckenridge

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Hello, I am sophomore Ayrton Breckenridge. I just joined journalism this semester and decided to do a column. When I was told it could be anything, I wasn’t sure what to write about. Then it hit me, I can talk about something I am interested in: cinematography. I plan to study a form of this in the near future, and I’ve always wondered what I would do if I made it big and racked in the dough. As the future owner of Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, and/or Warner Bros, I would be able to make the perfect movie by assembling a fantasy team.

First, I would need a director and producer. The director I would choose would be Christopher Nolan. Nolan has five Oscar nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. He is famous for directing “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” “Inception” and “Dunkirk.” My producer would be Steven Spielberg, who won three Oscars and two Golden Globes. He is famous for producing the “Back to the Future” series, “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Bridge of Spies.”

Second, I would need a writer to come up with the story and a screenwriter to come up with dialogue. My writer would be George Lucas with four Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. He is known for writing the “Star Wars” series, “American Graffiti” and the “Indiana Jones” films. My screenwriter, by the recommendation of senior Rory Van Gorp, would be Quentin Tarantino. He has two Oscar wins and two Golden Globe wins. Tarantino has written “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill” and “Django Unchained.”

In today’s world, every great movie comes with visual effects. Most people don’t know Stephane Ceretti and Paul Franklin by name because they don’t get acknowledged. They happen to be terrific visual effect artists. Ceretti has two Oscar nominations and is famous for “Doctor Strange,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Franklin has two Oscar wins and is famous for “Inception,” “Interstellar” and “The Dark Knight Trilogy.”

Every great movie also has well composed music, and that is where John Williams and Hans Zimmer, recommended by senior Caleb Peter, come into play. Together they would co-compose brilliant works of music, just that alone would make a movie great. Williams has five Oscar wins and four Golden Globe nominations. Williams is known for the “Jaws” films, the “Star Wars” series, “Jurassic Park” and much more. Zimmer has one Oscar win and two Golden Globe wins. Zimmer is known for “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” “Dunkirk” and “Man of Steel.”

As for the plot, that is yet unknown. The first two things that come to mind are a possible remake of “M*A*S*H,” but have it set in the twenty-first century or making a Walter Cronkite movie. I’ll have plenty of time to think about that, but for now that’s a wrap.