Taylor Swift, a filmmaker, has been in the tidbit for some time now before starting out as a director of a number of music videos, and then to her first short, All Too Well: The Short Film. Although she’s certainly not new to the genre of filming so far as to win coveted position on Variety 2022 Directors on Directors seriesSwift dropped a bombshell earlier this week, which shocked both Swfities and film buffs alike, she’s directed her first feature-length movie.
In spite of the surprising appearance of this announcement, it is only the first time we have heard of Swifts interest in feature-length lines: at a special screening of All Too Well: The Short Film, held in Toronto earlier this year, Swift announced, in a Q&A, that her next ambition would set her sights on a feature, as soon as she did.
Taylor Swift Making Feature Directing Debut for Searchlight Pictures https://t.co/FwDw5ITObL.
Variety (@Variety) December 9, 2022
A butcher will say that most people have expected a announcement so soonand considering that Swift is scheduled to embark on a 52-show world tour next year and will soon re-record her remains albums Speak Now, Reputation, 1989, and Taylor Swift. Even though it does not matter to those who live in the film industry, it’s understandable why Swift may decide to give it a twist this week: she faced the backlash from film circles for her inclusion in the aforementioned Variety Directors on Directors.
Regardless of the idea behind the announcement, fans have still an entirely new medium of Taylor Swift content to look forward to. All eyes turn to what we have learnt about the movie so far that it is not very powerful. A little more details he’d consider that Taylors film will be produced by Searchlight Pictures, which the prestige studio has seen several best picture winners, including Nomadland and The Shape of Water.
Given its safe, virtually any studio on the planet would have jumped at the chance to produce a Taylor-directed film, it would’ve been interesting that Swift would have chosen a studio who has a reputation of producing offbeat auteur films, but a studio that could have broader appeal like Warner Bros., Universal, or Columbia. Since she started a long industry campaign for the whole of all Too Well, she knows how to pursue the respect and acclaim of a serious director who has hoped for a star for the film, but unable to take the directorial debut of Searchlight, this is another significant step toward Taylor to be able to pursue the respect of the film industry.
Out of the inference that she wants to direct a prestige film because she chose to choose Searchlight, the plot and other details of the film are completely unknown. Although Taylor has been familiar with his songwriting style and considering her directorial choices in All Too Well, it’s safe to say that whatever she delivers will be a deeply emotional and personal film.
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