Lost In The Garden of the World is a documentary shot at the 1975 Cannes film festival. It contains interviews with Paul Bartel, Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese and Dustin Hoffman.
Part 1: Paul Bartel talks Death Race 2000 and why the car is the perfect thing for an American death sport. Tobe Hooper talks Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and pulling thorns from his actresses’ breasts.
Part 2: Steven Spielberg, just after Jaws, talks about how he thinks it’s a sequel to the novel, not an adaptation, and why he cut the love story out of the film. He also talks about how filmmakers think they’re immortal, illustrated by an incredible story of danger – and seeing the world in 1.85.
Part 3: Werner Herzog talks earning scars.
Part 4: An amped up Martin Scorsese talks about working with a kid on Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore while an impish Dustin Hoffman, promoting Lenny, talks about being famous.
Every Quentin Tarantino fan knows about Red Apple cigarettes and Big Kuhuna Burgers making multiple appearances in his films, but the parallel realities go much deeper. Did you know Pulp Fiction’s Vincent Vega (John Travolta) is the brother to Vic Vega (aka Mr. Blonde) (Michael Madsen) from Reservoir Dogs? Remember Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz (Eli Roth) from Inglourious Basterds? The film producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance is Donny’s son.
Cracked has examined the Tarantino Parallel Reality and 4 other Movie and TV Universes.
Studios can save a lot of time in a shooting schedule. In order to set up your own, Videomaker shows you what to consider when choosing a studio space such as size, electricity, and sound so that you can make a studio that not only makes your life easier, but impresses your clients as well.
100 Resources to Research Your Horror Film
Have you ever felt that you have a great horror story and you just need to do a little research to get more ideas, get the time period right or other facts? Maybe you have writer’s block and don’t know where to start. In either case we put together a list of links to help you get all the details right in your scary flick.
When Rolling Shutter meets Guitar Strings
One day YouTube user JustKyleVids decided to put his iPhone inside his guitar and record a demo. The resulting rolling shutter effect is a mesmerizing view of the vibrations of a guitar.
The Fundamentals of Color Grading
Filmmaker IQ’s Scott Jarvie demystifies color grading and demonstrates a few grading techniques in this article from the Filmmaker IQ forum.
How Algorithms Shape Movie Scripts & Everything Else
Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for and increasingly controlled by algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.
Rehearsing Your Movie Pitch
Michael Weise Director of Hardware Wars offers you some pointers on how to pitch your film to studio executives.
Orson Welles Meets HG Wells
This meeting between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles was broadcasted on Radio KTSA San Antonio on October 28, 1940, Wells expressed a lack of understanding of the apparent panic caused by “The War of the Worlds” Halloween radio broadcast in 1938.\
This meeting between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles was broadcasted on Radio KTSA San Antonio on October 28, 1940, Wells expressed a lack of understanding of the apparent panic caused by “The War of the Worlds” Halloween radio broadcast in 1938.
In June 2011 BAFTA and The Script Factory hosted a two-day training and networking event for anyone passionate about screenwriting.
In this video, screenwriters Nick Whitfield (Skeletons), Joanna Hogg (Archipelago) and Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe) discuss genre, audience and the creative process. Using their own films as examples, the panel members discuss themes such as genre, marketing, budgets, creative processes and how to ‘organise chaos’ on the job.
In this video, Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, etc) discusses the importance of the ‘triangular’ writer-director-producer relationship, debunks the idea of the ‘auteur’s singular vision’, and describes his complex working relationship with the authors whose novels he adapts.
In this video a panel of some of the UK’s most influential execs – including Bedlam’s Gareth Unwin (The King’s Speech) and Independent’s Luc Roeg (We Need to Talk About Kevin) – talk about ways for aspiring screenwriters to get their work into development.