“It is rare to be able to have an uncluttered, artistic environment when you make a film, and being able to accept this is essential. The point to stress is that anyone seriously interested in making a film should find as much money as he can as quickly as he can and go out and do it.”
I wholeheartedly concur. I’m about to make my first feature film, Namour, and I need your help. Here’s how you can.
Still of Stanley Kubrick‘s daughter, Vivian, watching her dad edit 2001: A Space Odysseyvia the film stage
You know when I watch films…
The plot is easily lost on me.
I like the look and the mood of film. But I don’t see the logic behind it.
I am not the person complaining about plot holes. Neither am I the person complaining about a technical mistake. Because I see neither. Hardly.
The funny thing is… the people who care about these things also care a lot about… conventions.
I like a more unconventional approach because our culture is full of these artificial and wrong attitudes to life…
Stanley Kubrick (via loudamusementpark)
Unless fiction is music as well. I read books like I watch films like I listen to music. I read fiction for the same reason why I watch films or listen to music.
Thus I agree with what he says… He talks about a particular kind of fiction. Watching films has changed the way I read books. Of course, films are not linear in the same way as a book. In a film you can show things more easily. But some things can only be expressed by fiction or… words.
This is out! It’s been out since last Thursday, apparently…
An interview with Spike Lee, with Jennifer Lawrence.
55 best spy movies - of which I have seen 11:
- From Russia With Love
- The Man With The Golden Gun
- Body Of Lies
- Das Leben der Anderen
- Mission Impossible
- Live And Let Die
I forgot the other two.
Also, North By Northwest was number 2 and I still have to watch it.
List of films to watch… (personal)
Oh, wait, I nearly forgot…
I also wanted to watch “Side Effects” in the cinema.
And Monster’s University…
“In all my experience — and it goes back rather a long way — I’ve never known a time when there was so much crap around. It makes me very angry because those responsible are mostly idiots and charlatans. They know nothing about the cinema and they care very little, too. They just think in terms of ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ and ‘where’s the rooting interest?’ I thought that the swing to melodrama, frankly, would be over four or five years ago already. But it seems like the movies are becoming more formally the circus. It’s the bigger explosion and the wilder escape from the more pyrotechnical situation, and it’s not very rewarding for the actor when everything is either soap opera or pure melodrama or special effects. And by now it’s been going on for so long that the audience is unused to anything else.” —Jack Nicholson
Oh, I know…
I keep all sorts of things…
Including my top 5 directors list:
- Sam Mendes
- Sofia Coppola
- Stanley Kubrick
- Peter Jackson
- Roman Polanski
I am not sure about the last two…