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Billy Wilder’s Ten Rules of Filmmaking

In Conversations with Wilder, Cameron Crowe lays out Billy Wilder’s ten rules of Filmmaking: The audience is fickle. Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go. Develop a clean line of action for your leading character. Know where you’re going. The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better Read MoreRead More

An Interview with the Director of “The Wolverine” James Mangold

James Mangold, director of “Girl Interrupted”, “Walk the Line” and “3:10 to Yuma” who took the reins of one of Fox’s key Marvel properties, The Wolverine, and delivered a lean, mean movie (much of it in Japanese). How did he get the film? What decisions did he make in the process? And how was it working Read MoreRead More

Clint Eastwood & Darren Aronofsky On Actors

Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood in conversation with Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. How Actors Are Like Horses: Eastwood has the audience in stitches as he explains how he learned not to yell “action!” back in his “Rawhide” days. Difficult Actors: Eastwood tells a story of Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick on Charlie Chaplin and I Love Lucy

“If something is really happening on the screen, it isn’t crucial how it’s shot. Chaplin had such a simple cinematic style that it was almost like I Love Lucy, but you were always hypnotised by what was going on, unaware of the essentially non-cinematic style. He frequently used cheap sets, routine lighting and so forth, but he made great Read MoreRead More

Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Movies

On the occasion of Stanley Kubrick’s 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley explores the director’s favourite films and viewing habits with the help of Kubrick’s right-hand man, Jan Harlan. Stanley Kubrick worked for almost half a century in the medium of film, making his first short documentary in 1951 and his last feature in 1999. He went to extraordinary lengths to avoid Read MoreRead More

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