Observations on film art

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David Bordwells goldmine of links on the open secrets of classical storytelling. (Link)

This website is immense. So much gold 😉

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Cinematic Style of Emmanuel Lubezki

Telling Stories Within The Frame

An analyses of ways to ues ensemble staging to avoid too much coverage and focus on genuinne performance and mise en scene.

Ensemble Staging (link)

Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth Cannes Q&A

SICARIO Cannes Q&A 2015

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.

Richard Linklater – WTF Podcast

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WTF Podcast Episode 565 – Richard Linklater

Another great ranting and raving session with Marc Maron featuring Richard Linklater. The director famous for films such as Dazed and Confused. Slackers, Waking Life, the Before Sunset series, and his recent film Boyhood.

Paul Thomas Anderson – WTF Podcast

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WTF Podcast Episode 565 – Paul Thomas Anderson

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.

Birdman : a Seamless Continous Take

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.”

The Wisdom of Akira Kurasawa

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There is no doubt that Akira Kurasawa was an incredible filmaker. Flavourwire has collected a series of his quotes.  Soak up some of his wisdom.

(Link – 25 incredible quotes)

PULP FICTION: Making of a Modern Classic

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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.

(Link to VANITY FAIR article)

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