Beau Willimon has followed an unconventional path, a painter turned playwright and then screenwriter, he currently is the Showrunner of House of Cards, one of the first shows created within the disruptive model that made it mainstream big and gets better one season after the next. During an hour-long conversation with Brian Koppelman‘s podcast show The Moment, Beau Willimon talks about […]
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House of Cards keep surprising me, each season is better than the one before, and goes one layer deeper into political corners I had yet to see. One of the strength of this season lies in Willimon and his writers staff’s choice to focus on the delicate balance of power between Francis and Claire […]
If you have watched House of Cards you’ve probably noticed its (Emmy nominated) main title sequence that sets the mood and runs into different sub-themes during the whole Show. In a podcast with Song Exploder, composer Jeff Beal talks about how he got the job and worked with David Fincher not only to create the […]
I liked House of Cards Season 1, but I loved Season 2. Season 1 was very ‘in your face’, especially when you like political shows and thus cannot help but compare it to Borgen. Season 2 is much more subtle and shows a lesser seen side of American politics, which is almost a miracle in itself. New characters are […]
The Hollywood Reporter has released its Drama Showrunners Roundtable for the Emmys. This year is a mix of old blood and new blood (but mostly old blood) with newcomer: Beau Willimon (House of Cards) D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones) Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) Alex Gansa, (Homeland), Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom) Kevin Williamson (The Following) Here is a breakdown of the themes […]
How Dunkirk Is Becoming a Guide to Understanding Film Format If watching films is just one of the many ways to spend your time, the whole debate about film formats and resolutions might seem ridiculous. But we’ve arrived at an inteteresting time where depending on the screen you select to watch your film, you might […]
How and Why David Fincher Uses so Much CGI When we mention CGI and VFX, we think in-your-face effects from Fantasy films. And yet, we know that even in Game of Thrones these techniques are used beyond the obvious dragon-making and army-multiplying necessity. Through his excellent video essay about how David Fincher’s heavy and yet discrete use of […]
How David Fincher Not Giving a Fuck Can Help You David Fincher is one of the filmmakers I’ve shared the most about since the beginning of mentorless.com because of his personality and attitude toward the business. There are no two ways to put it: he doesn’t give a fuck. So much so that a tumblr […]
The collaboration between a director and a composer is a fascinating one rarely talked about. When successful, it can lead to creations that elevate the visual work and helps it become iconic. That’s exactly what happened with Twin Peaks, the back-then-and-still-now odd Show that none other than David Lynch, created and directed, and changed the […]
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