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The Art of Making a Film

If there is a more perfect film, I have yet to see it. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a cinematic masterpiece! Directed by Simon Curtis and created by a cast and crew of extremely talented people, The Art of Racing in the Rain cannot and should not be forced into any single genre classification.

When I first created this website, the first film on my mind at the time was the Tim Burton Dumbo. A few months later, Unbroken. As of tonight and hopefully for a long time to come, The Art of Racing in the Rain is almost too fantastic for words.

For those who have yet to watch it because they think it is too much like Marley & Me, it blows that film out of the water. For those who think it is a simple car film, also wrong. It is perfection and then some.

Inspired by Garth Stein's book of the same title, which in turn was based off of an actual racing pamphlet of the same name, The Art of Racing in the Rain is, at its core, about a dog and the world around it. But it truly is so much more than that. There is not really one single shot or even a scene that stands out as being the best, it is the bigger picture (yes, pun heavily intended) of the whole film that grabbed my attention and never let go. It certainly is a bit of an emotional film at times, but it is only once the credits started to roll that everything truly began to sink in and made me realize what a truly incredible experience I just had.

There are not enough words in any language to express my enjoyment of The Art of Racing in the Rain, so I won't try to fill space by making them up. Instead, I encourage anyone and everyone to go out and find this absolute beautiful work of art and hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.

And for any film students out there, be sure to check out the extras! After all, it was years of watching behind the scenes clips that I think truly inspired me to pursue this craft.

Stuart "StuFluff" Jenkins

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