Yes, you read the title correctly. And disturbing it is. In 1964, at a time when filmmaking was still an art limited to few lucky men and when shooting a movie could only mean using good old film and the Studio System, Alfred Hitchcock, already the master and reference he still is today, explained why […]
In 1960, still relatively unknown director Stanley Kubrick wrote a fan letter to Ingmar Bergman, expressing his gratitude for the Swedish director’s work that ‘have moved [him] deeply, much more deeply than [he has] ever been moved by any films‘. Reading this typed letter, where one major director shares his admiration to another with its typos […]
Is Mad Men killing The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, as Kurt Sutter affirms in his tweets? Less than a month after the made-famous tweets he fired after the Emmy Nominations, the creator and writer of Sons of Anarchy proves once more that he is not a man who compromises when it comes to sharing […]
This is a long overdue share. Last June, Damon Lindelof who, until recently was known for being the co-creator of Lost, and is now known for being attached one way or another to any hip/cool sci-fi projects (producer and one of the nine screenwriters credited for Cowboys & Aliens, one of the two screenwriters for […]
After I attended the 13 Principles of Dialogue lecture at the GAPF, I decided to have a look at ‘About Schmidt‘ opening sequence, that Richard Walter cited as an example of how silence can be a strong ally and help reveal elements about your characters. Because I found the exercise of comparing what was on […]
Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter of Human Nature, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation and Synecdoche New York, that he also directed, talks about his creative process at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Mentioning an anecdote that happened to him the same morning in Vancouver, Kaufman made a nice analogy with his creative […]
Last night, Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones shared a genuine thought on his Twitter and expended on it. As he did so, he asked his friend and Source Code screenwriter William Gibson‘s opinion, and the two men started ‘tweet-talking.’ It’s the first time that I witnessed a reflection via Twitter. I’m used to […]
It was a full house at the Sabban Theater on Tuesday night that listened to prolific and inspired author Neil Gaiman, on tour across America to promote and celebrate the 10 years New Edition of American Gods, and who was generous in witty anecdotes and wise tales. After an unforgettable reading with Zelda Williams and Patton Oswalt of […]
As promised, here are the tips I gathered during the best lecture I attended at the Great American Pitch Fest 2011. UCLA Screenwriting chairman Richard Walter offered an entertaining lecture about the art of Dialogue. The man has an impressive resume and not only masters his subject but also knows how to share his knowledge. […]
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