A little About Me – Rob Bernard

Hi, my name’s Rob, and I’m Cinedraft’s founder and tech guy. (The latter kind of leads to the former.) Me and my friends love movies and are eager to tell you what to think about them.

Top 5 Favorite movies:

1. Casablanca (1942)
4. Amelie (2001)
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
4. Once (2006)
5. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Favorite Childhood Movie:

Aladdin (1992)

Guilty Pleasure Movie:

Starship Troopers (1997)

Favorite Movie Scene:

I’ve thought about this question for quite a while, and I just can’t narrow it down to one scene. Casablanca is just one great scene after another. The entire freaking movie is quotable.

Types Of Movies I Just Can’t Get Into:

Movies that aren’t internally consistent.
Torture Porn.
Crude humor.

My Film Background:

I’m self-educated in the movies.  I first started getting into films my freshman year of college when I got a DVD drive to avoid having to interact with other people and I started to go to the on-campus movie screenings. I went through and watched every single film on AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list, and I’ve tried to see as many Oscar-nominated movies as I can before the Oscar ceremony. For the 2013 Oscars I saw every nominated film except for The Gatekeepers, and Chasing Ice.

What I Watch For In Movies:

I tend to take a rather holistic approach. Yes, you have your auteurs out there, but for the most part a lot of things need to come together correctly to make a film work. Snappy dialog and nice cinematography are good, but what’s great is something that really draws you into another world, something that grabs you and really gives you an experience.

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Rob is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Techie of Cinedraft. He hated Million Dollar Baby. And is really excited about the Ender’s Game movie. More About Me