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David Fincher Reveals His ‘Life in Pictures,’ from Fighting Studios to Multiple Takes

David Fincher took to the stage at BAFTA’s Piccadilly HQ to discuss his 30-year career in film, commercials and music videos. On when he knew he wanted to be a director I was fairly convinced at the age of eight that’s that what I wanted to do with my life. And when I was living Read MoreRead More

Steven Soderberg on “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Black and White.

.As an exercise in staging, Steven Soderberg looks at movies with the sound turned off and devoid of color. Here he gives Raiders the treatment – be sure to check out the link below to see the first Indiana Jones outing in black and white. I’m assuming the phrase “staging” came out of the theatre Read MoreRead More

Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Maria Popova digs into Herzog’s book “A Guide for the Perplexed” for gems of wisdom and advice for the creative. The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford Read MoreRead More

Richard Linklater on the Making of “Boyhood”

Richard Linklater is the filmmaker behind some of indie film’s preeminent classics. His early break throughs, Slacker (1991) and Dazed and Confused (1993), captured and defined our generation more genuinely than had been done before, and perhaps since. Boyhood, out in theaters July 11, is true to Linklater form in its exploration of the nuances Read MoreRead More

Martin Scorsese on the Films of Roberto Rossellini – Conversations Inside The Criterion Collection

Director Martin Scorsese looks at the importance of three films by Italian director Roberto Rossellini, all starring Rossellini’s then-wife Ingrid Bergman. In the late 40s, Ingrid Bergman was the coolest, hottest, and most talented lady around Hollywood. She saw some Italian neo-realist films by Roberto Rossellini, wrote him a letter, starred in a number of Read MoreRead More

Christopher Nolan on “Following” – Conversations Inside The Criterion Collection

Always interested in crime and justice, Christopher Nolan’s first film (a whole seven years before he made Batman Begins) is a curious black and white head-scratcher about a writer who, obsessed with following people, subsequently gets caught up in a life of crime. In this interview, Nolan explains his key to success and ends up Read MoreRead More

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