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Hitch 20: What Can Modern Filmmakers Learn From Hitchcock Presents – “The Breakdown”

Hitch 20 is a Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 2: Hitchcock experiments with a stream of consciousness narration, as a man faces paralysis. A look at the film techniques used in “Breakdown” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. (Includes some commentary from our own John P. Read MoreRead More

The Dawn of Technicolor

“The Dawn of Technicolor” is the first detailed history of Technicolor’s formative years. Authors James Layton and David Pierce recount the first two decades of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry, painstakingly reconstructing the company’s early years from a wealth of previously untapped internal documentation, studio production files, firsthand Read MoreRead More

‘Birdman’s’ Times Square Scene: How They Did It

They couldn’t afford to shut down Times Square – so the crew of Birdman just shot it with normal tourists. Much has been made of “Birdman” director/co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu’s conceit of making a movie that seems to be one continuous, two-hour shot. The actual filming consisted of long takes edited to look seamless. Each sequence Read MoreRead More

Alejandro González Iñárritu On the Artistic Insecurities That Led to ‘Birdman’

The Mexican filmmaker opens up to Indiewire about his most audacious film yet. Riggan mounts a play to revive his career. Did you make this film with the same intention? You’re coming off of “Biutiful,” which, granted, was Oscar nominated, but divided critics more than any of your previous films. I think it’s about the Read MoreRead More

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