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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

17 Things I Learned From Working on Other People’s Films

Megan Griffiths offers up 17 bits of advice from a career of working on feature films. It’s a pretty rare thing that a director has the opportunity to watch other directors at work. As a crew-member, I had a front row seat to almost every aspect of the job, pre-production through post. I never worked Read MoreRead More

Walter Murch and Jon Favreau: Movies in Your Brain

Oscar-winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch and director Jon Favreau discuss the editing of The Conversation and the viewer response to Chef at the Academy event “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception” on July 29, 2014 at the Linwood Dunn Theater.Read More

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