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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

Dissecting ‘Third Person,’ ‘Crash,’ and the Paul Haggis School of Melodrama

John Lopez dissects some of Paul Haggis’ techniques from his body of work including Third Person, and Crash. If you want to start a knife fight with a film nerd, casually suggest that Crash 100 percent deserved its Best Picture Oscar for its profound examination of contemporary race relations. (Personally, I think Avenue Q did a better Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick Talks Cinema, Chess, ESP, Vietnam & His Cat in Interviews with Michel Ciment (1975-1987)

This is a customised audio file of a five-episode series of interviews from”A voix nue” (a programme from the France Culture radio station), taken from three interviews by Michel Ciment from 1975 to 1987. Cinephiles certainly know the name of Stanley Kubrick, and die-hard cinephiles just as certainly know the name of Michel Ciment, the French Read MoreRead More

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