editorlisa

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What they said to us when we started this project was ‘what we want is your voice… be as outrageous as you want to… don’t hold back.’ I was like, ‘what’?? It was a very different and provocative education. I think quite clearly independent cinema is struggling. It’s difficult to get people out to the cinemas. And there’s not a lot of art house cinemas around, at least compared to when I started making films. They used to be about where you went to find out about life and have different voices talking to you in an intimate and interesting way. I don’t think that’s really happening now. People are trying to second guess what an audience wants. Occasionally maybe two or three films a year will be truly innovative. But most of them try and second guess the audience.

Writer Director Jane Campion on TOP OF THE LAKE and the Great Movie-to-TV Migration

/Film Interviews Cinematographer Roger Deakins

  • SlashFilm: Do you miss film at times?
  • Roger Deakins: Am I nostalgic for film?
  • SlashFilm: Yeah, exactly. That’s what I–
  • Roger Deakins: I mean, it’s had a good run, hasn’t it?
  • SlashFilm: [Laughs] Wow.
  • Roger Deakins: You know, I’m not nostalgic for a technology. I’m nostalgic for the kind of films that used to be made that aren’t being made now.

Science show that fertility and movie offers drop off steeply for women after forty. The baby-versus-work life questions keep the writer up at night. She has observed that women, at least in comedy, are labeled ‘crazy’ after a certain age. The writer has the suspicion that the definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore. The fastest remedy for this ‘women are crazy’ situation is for more women to become producers and hire diverse women of various ages.

Tina Fey speaks my language

Look back over the past decade. How many films have approached the moral complexity and sociological density of THE SOPRANOS or THE WIRE? Engaged recent American history with the verve and insight of MAD MEN? Turned indeterminacy and ambiguity into high entertainment with the conviction of LOST? Addressed modern families with the sharp humor and sly warmth of MODERN FAMILY? Look at GLEE, and then try to think of any big-screen teen comedy or musical — or, for that matter, movie set in Ohio — that manages to be so madly satirical with so little mean-spiritedness.

A.O. Scott, "Are Films Bad, or Is TV Just Better?"
Brand New Doc Fest Coming to NYC
Filling an extended gaping hole for non-fiction filmmakers and fans  that has existed in New York City, a new documentary festival is being  launched in downtown Manhattan this fall.
Toronto International Film Festival doc programmer Thom Powers, IFC  Center’s John Vanco and Raphaela Neihausen, the new event’s executive  director, have unveiled DOC NYC, the first documentary film festival of  it’s kind in the city since filmmaker Gary Pollard’s Docfest effectively  closed its doors nearly a decade ago. The trio already work together on  New York City’s ongoing “Stranger Than Fiction” film series for new  docs.

Brand New Doc Fest Coming to NYC

Filling an extended gaping hole for non-fiction filmmakers and fans that has existed in New York City, a new documentary festival is being launched in downtown Manhattan this fall.
Toronto International Film Festival doc programmer Thom Powers, IFC Center’s John Vanco and Raphaela Neihausen, the new event’s executive director, have unveiled DOC NYC, the first documentary film festival of it’s kind in the city since filmmaker Gary Pollard’s Docfest effectively closed its doors nearly a decade ago. The trio already work together on New York City’s ongoing “Stranger Than Fiction” film series for new docs.

15 Film Production Credits Explained:

“Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground — yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party…”

So cool to find an article written by an old friend, David Israel, in my dashboard.  Aside from being an interesting topic, I learned he’s now a dad!
[via supersecretdownlowhollywoodradar: walpaper]

15 Film Production Credits Explained:

“Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground — yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party…”

So cool to find an article written by an old friend, David Israel, in my dashboard.  Aside from being an interesting topic, I learned he’s now a dad!

[via supersecretdownlowhollywoodradar: walpaper]

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