David Bordwells goldmine of links on the open secrets of classical storytelling. (Link)
This website is immense. So much gold 😉
An analyses of ways to ues ensemble staging to avoid too much coverage and focus on genuinne performance and mise en scene.
The Cannes Film festival Q&A following the screening of SICARIO Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin. Cinematography by Roger Deakins.
Marc Maron has a regular podcast online that he broadcasts out of his garage. He usually rants about whatever the f@#k he wants with a famous guest each episode. This one features Paul Thomas Anderson dissecting his films in a fairly relaxed free flowing conversation. Next episode he’s promised Linklater.
The takes are around ten minutes long, however with some masterful editing it seems like a feature film shot with one continuous take.
Lit with mostly practical and existing light sources according the the cinematograper (Emmanuel Lubezki )
“we had to time all of the lighting changes, making sure you don’t see shadows. We were moving lights; we were moving diffusions. There were grips moving with me. Every time you see a shot, there were eight people moving with me. It was like a ballet — that’s what made it truly exciting.”
For fans of Tarantino and Pulp Fiction. This is a fantastic article from Vanity Fair, well worth a read. Written in 2013 it gives us a complete retrospective on how the film was written, filmed and sold to the masses, circa early 1990″s.