Filmmaking

RIP Tony Scott

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Sad news on the death of film director Tony Scott. He was, in many ways, a very underrated director. As successful as he was I remember being a lonely voice when I was in film school of defending him as being a true director when others brandished him with being “too Hollywood”. The pseudo artist elitist attitude of film school always angered me. I proudly defended Tony Scott with so many great films under his belt. There are other places you can go to read the details of his death. I just want to take this moment to throw out some respect and admiration for all of the films he made and the TV shows he produced. He was a real Hollywood director and I mean that in the best possible sense. He was not second to his brother Ridley Scott. He had his own style. His own approach. One […]

Misc

It’s My Birthday

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I’ve been acknowledging other people’s birthdays lately I mind as well give a shout out to my own. Happy Birthday to meeeee!!! I’m such a ham. heh

Misc

Happy Birthday Jim

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Happy Birthday James Cameron!   Here’s a nice clip from an interview about him being inspired by the movies as a kid. The trailer to the film that started it all for him. Plus it’s one of my favorite films.  

Misc

Happy Birthday Hitch

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Today is Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday. One of my favorite directors I want to celebrate and wish him, his memory, and his films a very Happy Birthday! Here’s an interview with him from 1972.  

Filmmaking

Side By Side Trailer

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A new documentary I really want to see is ‘Side By Side‘ about the filmmaking process between shooting on film and shooting in digital. I find the ongoing debate fascinating. I’ve never understood the animosity between the two as it’s a tool and how it’s utilized is what matters. However, I do love seeing directors talk about it and their opinions on the matter and the lineup of directors in this is just amazing ranging from Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, to name but a few. I wish this was showing in Chicago but luckily it will be on Video On Demand as of August 22nd. I can’t wait! Official Website: http://sidebysidethemovie.com/ *Images in this post from the film ‘Side By Side’ are Copyright 2012 Company Films LLC all rights reserved.