Screened presents a broad look at four movies, two from the early 2000's ( A Tale of Two Sisters and The Host) and two recently released movies (The Wailing, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum) to see what we can learn from them to make better horror movies.
interesting video essay on restructuring the sci-fi clunker in a much more interesting configuration (by Nerdwriter on YouTube.)
Seen The Endless? Go behind the scenes in Making The Endless and discover the ins and outs of this very interesting low budget indie film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring).
A montage of interviews from over the years with director John Cassavetes illustrating his philosophy about art, film, and working in Hollywood. This is good stuff.
From SXSW 20-18 - 12 mins in…
Tell a story only you can tell.
Persistence is 9/10 of the game.
Work with family.
Do your homework.
Adapt to reality by turning your limitations into advantages.
Don’t be afraid of your actors.
Where is my audience?
Commit to the vision
Let your child go
Give a shit.
Creativity that satisfies and reaffirms your world view is entertainment.
Creativity that challenges and disrupts your world view is art.
Go be artists.
17 minutes of pure genius from the man. With jokes. Funny ones.
Almost 400 US TV shows were/are linked as part of the ending of St Elsewhere and it’s various cross-over characters, all through the mind of one Tommy Westphall. Nerd out!
A comparison between the filmmaking techniques used in the Swedish and American versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Scenecraft.
After The Events in “Alien”, James Cameron Made It Clear That Ellen Ripley Refused to Be Part of Another Mission
Great article reposted from Medium.com, looking Into Why It Is So Important For The Story of “Aliens” That Ripley Refuses To Go On Another Adventure To Hunt For Aliens.
Click the pic: or here: ARTICLE LINK
This is how you do a festival trip 'making of' film...by Jim Cummings & the Thunder Road team, who won Sundance Best Short in 2016 - it gets weird. Enjoy...
The man..."One of modern cinema’s most celebrated writers, Kaufman’s work includes surreal fantasy Being John Malkovich, cerebral sci-fi Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and comedy drama Adaptation. In this lecture held at BAFTA on 30 September 2011, he discusses the techniques of writing for the big screen."
Feeling a bit down in the dumps about your 'many projects in various stages of development'? Well don't, just spend 15 minutes with Kevin as he outlines the way to circumnavigate the front door, and how the fake listings ad that inspired Tusk got him back into filmmaking...you may not be a fan of his output, but his thought process is something we all could use a little more of...(you can skip his early life and start 4mins in if you like)
Phill Tippett worked on Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, Robocop, Starshop Troopers & Jurassic Park. And he took acid on Jedi...boomshanka.
Screenwriter Eric Heisserer shares notes and extracts from early drafts as he breaks down how he adapted Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life." Click on the pic below:
Interview credit: www.talkhouse.com
David Lynch on Mulholland Drive (2001)Terrible interview which inadvertently creates a brilliant masterclass in Lynch's method by asking him questions like "What is the theme of this film?", pushing Lynch into explaining why he doesn't verbalise the theme of a film after completing it, and why no one should do so etc. It goes on..."What is the most important statement you wanted to make with this movie?" Genius... (from the 2001 Japanese DVD release extras)
"Warner Bros has won an auction for the right to create a feature out of Sundays, a dazzling 14-minute short film by first-time feature director Mischa Rozema that had at least three studios vying for it after it went viral on Monday. Sony Pictures and Fox also chased it. Sundays becomes the latest in a growing trend where emerging filmmakers are dazzling the studios with short films that offer proof of concept and demonstrate an ability to create worlds and tone. Rozema and his cohorts from Amsterdam-based PostPanic used Kickstarter to raise the $50,000 it cost to create the short that evokes films like Inception and The Matrix for its dreamy tone and mind bending visual displays." Deadline
At NDH we are massive Every Frame a Painting fans, but here's a pretty nice breakdown of information reveals (stages, page numbers, POV's) from a newish channel Lessons From The Screenplay (LFTS). They've done maybe 12 videos on aspects of films like what makes a strong antagonist via The Dark Knight. Check them out on YT here.