Her short film was inspired by Taylor Swift
Despite the fact that there are some movies more than half a century old, Taylor Swift’s songwriting and video direction are influenced by them, the star revealed on Friday.
During an interview with Variety about the inspirations behind her short film “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor, who was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, had a lot to say about early 1970s Hollywood, among other things.
It was Barbra Streisand’s character, Katie, in Streisand’s 1973 classic, “The Way We Were” that inspired Swift’s 10-minute film, according to her, as the apartment of Streisand’s character inspired how she shared the personality traits of the characters in the story. A tearjerker romance made in 1970 called “Love Story” served as the inspiration for the lighting design.
It was my intention, in an early part of the film, to establish that idea of autumn that I thought that was going to be the theme of that film,” Swift told the festival’s CEO Cameron Bailey during a conversation.
It was Swift’s intention to make the romantic scene between Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien feel warmer and use the lighting to help express the emotions they were meant to feel as an audience when the protagonists fall in love.
She wanted the apartment to feel cooler when they were fighting in the living room. At the end of the day, Swift said that both factors played a part in the outcome.
Swift says the lighting reflects how she has changed despite the fact that she is still herself.
Taking inspiration from “The Wolf of Wall Street,” her video for “The Man” homages this character, while her track “Bad Blood” identifies with the spy thriller genre.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, “All Too Well: A Short Film” premiered in 35mm film.
Swift said she felt the film had depth and contrast when viewed in 35mm. I’ve never experienced anything like it before.”
One of the festival’s most coveted events proved difficult to get tickets to across social media.
After trying so hard to get tickets but being unable to, Emily Zeppieri, 24, left her house at 3:45 a.m. to drive to Toronto from Whitby, Ontario.
On Friday, Emily and Jess met on the sidewalk and Emily sat beside him beside Jess as they talked. The two of them bonded over Swift’s love regardless of how desperate they were to get tickets.
There was a collegial spirit right down the block, as multiple groups shared their stories of how they had made lifelong friendships, regardless of whether they did end up seeing Swift in person.
According to Zeppieri, they took turns going to the washrooms and grabbing food, and he said that they went in turns. “Everyone in line was watching everyone’s back as they waited.”