Jeff Bridges’ AMA: Being the Dude, Improvising on Iron Man, Playing a Role Written for his Father, Conquering Love…

Jeff Bridges is a man who beats the Hollywood odds in more than one way. A child of the business, he's managed to build his own career that spans five decades and counting, mixing genres and scales, never to repeat himself. On top of that, Bridges has also been a happily married man for alm ...

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How Did Hollywood Come to Be? A Crash Course Video Retraces its History

"Welcome to Film School'd", here is how starts the latest epic 9 min of video from Cineflix -the team behind the Top 12 Long Takes Ever Filmed- that goes way back until 65 A.D.* until today, from a mind blown in ancient Greece -in lieu, Ptolemy, realizing you can create the illusion of move ...

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Follow a Young PTA During the Making of Magnolia in Documentary ‘That Moment’

one of the most touching moment: PTA impersonating PSH on set circa minute 21Who hasn't want to brain pick Paul Thomas Anderson after watching his films, and especially Magnolia, his third film and, to this date, one of the most creative screenplay and feature narrative I've seen in the las ...

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Cinema in Cinema: a Mash-Up of 93 Films That Went Meta

Cinema lovers, this homage to meta  sequences about films within films will make you happy. Beautifully edited by Bretzel Pretzel for Slacktory back in 2013, the video is composed of 139 clips from 93 films.Have a look and see how many you can recognize first, and scroll below the vide ...

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10 Things I Learned From Weeds and OITNB Showrunner Jenji Kohan

If you are into "TV Shows", you know who Jenji Kohan is, you know she became a professional writer at 22, was the only female writer in writers rooms for many years, that she was Weeds' Showrunner for seven seasons (the show that put Showtime on the map), and that she is behind the current ...

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HDTWI Extension #2: Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola

Good day screenwriters, here is the second Extension of the free eBook "How Did They Write It", solely dedicated to Sofia Coppola's second feature film, Lost in Translation. I chose Lost in Translation because I remembered it being a silent film, with very little dialogs, and I was wondering ...

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HDTWI Extension #1: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints by David Lowery

Following 'How Did They Write It' (HDTWI), the free eBook for screenwriters compiling over 400 examples from 25 screenplays, here is  HDTWI: Extension #1, dedicated to Ain't Them Bodies Saints, by David Lowery.Ain't Them Bodies Saints was Lowery's second feature film, and one of my favor ...

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Midnight Express Making-Of: a Lesson in Filmmaking History

Brace yourself, the full making-of of controversial classic Midnight Express is available to watch, courtesy of the excellent Cinematographos. Whether you've seen the movie or not doesn't actually matter, as long as you love filmmaking and the History that's tide to the seventh art, you're ...

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Three Cinema Lessons by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Whether you're familiar or not with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski and his wonderful Three Colors Trilogy, the short video below should interest you. (And then I hope it will make you want to discover Kieslowski's work!)Below are three videos, extracts from Dominique Rabourdin's ...

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Watch “Metamorphosis”, Black Swan’s Full Making-Of by Niko Tavernise

Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded "Metamorphosis", Black-Swan's full making of that consists of three videos. And that's not it, Tavernise also made available complementary in a fourth video interviews ...

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