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27

Nov

keithcalder:

Why can’t Hollywood make great original films like they used to in the 1970s?

16

Aug

Any ideology, to me, that sort of says we are at the end of discovery about THIS thing. I just go well there’s absolutely no evidence to suggest that is true. We are always, in —essence — at the beginning of infinity…

(Source: sidebysidethemovie.com)

09

May

thegirlwiththefinchertattoo:

I’m out for a while.  Back when I feel more charitable towards people.

03

May

Director to Director

David Fincher:
"I don't want to be a Winchell's Donut. Even if my last name is 'Winchell'. I want to be able to make something like Zodiac. I mean, shouldn't your movies, if they are truly personal, change the way you change? Every seven years all of the cells in our bodies change, everything is in this process of evolution; so the notion that the director is a brand–?"
Steven Soderbergh:
Yeah, I try and disappear and rebuild myself as the right filmmaker for this piece. Just based on what I like to see. I think it's dangerous to be a brand, people get tired of brands, they switch brands. Brand loyalty is you know hard to come by. And frankly there's only two, maybe three directors that the public really knows by now, and will, if not show up, at least express a real interest in going to see their stuff. And so I think this whole idea of promoting yourself as a separate entity apart from the picture, I just don't get it.

02

May

Sci-Fi. Boldly going where no one has gone before…sometimes.

(Source: youtube.com)

Director to Director

Sam Mendes:
I mean, I’ve directed bits of action and so I knew enough to know that it’s long and it’s very detailed. I’ll put it this way, editing action is a good deal more exciting than shooting action. Shooting action is very, very meticulous, it’s increments, tiny little pieces. To me, the challenge is to create parallel action so you’re never locked into a linear chase, which I think is something that Chris Nolan, for example, does very, very well. It’s never just A following B, there’s something else going on simultaneously and you’re following these things and often they overlap.
Christopher Nolan:
Well, generally with the projects I'm working on, the script is based on some form of parallel action or shifting points of view, even when the story is linear. If you look at the last couple of reels on the Batman films, for example, they're all crosscut parallel action. What that means is, even though you shoot very specifically and efficiently, you have unlimited choices in the editing suite because you don't have to shoot complete continuity for a particular action scene. You can jump timelines or locations, so you have an enormous number of variables anyway. I'm not looking to make that process even more complicated.

25

Apr

You take something like the Black Swan. Its clearly a racist movie. Natalie has no problems when she’s a white swan but when she tries to become a black swan!…..
David Seidler on how to improve the 2011 Oscar nominated scripts at the Creative Screenwriting Nominees Q&A.

(Source: creativescreenwritingmagazine.blogspot.com)

You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.

20

Apr

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings – stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. It’s the everyday stuff of every man’s life, and we love it. It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud. Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good. The possibility of redemption is right around the corner, but we have to earn it.
Tom Hiddleston in his op-ed piece for the Guardian UK, Superhero movies like Avengers Assemble should not be scorned

(Source: Guardian)

2 is my favorite along with 4 and 7. I can’t decide. Which one is yours?

2 is my favorite along with 4 and 7. I can’t decide. Which one is yours?