- Can Peter Berg Redeem Himself After ‘Battleship’? – The crew member began to explain. Berg silenced him with his hand. Berg put his hand to his forehead, thinking. Someone was talking. The assistant director said firmly, “Silence, please!” After a long moment Berg looked up and said, “I’d like to blow up that wall.” Someone said, “It could be expensive.” Berg asked how much, then shrugged. “O.K., just tear it up a little. Blowing it up makes me nervous.”
- Kill The Leading Man: Two Histories of 21st Century Television | Los Angeles Review of BooksLos Angeles Review of Books – these critics are also looking at television as a broad and diverse medium. They are writing about the conventions and politics of reality TV, they are critiquing the aesthetics and assumptions of channels like Food Network and HGTV, they are advocating for under-seen programs and agitating for greater racial, sexual, and gender parity at the networks responsible for this century’s television revolution. The critical community — Sepinwall included — is not content to occupy itself merely with the canonization of Great Works or the policing of aesthetic sensibilities
- Combining CG and hand-drawn animation in Paperman (YouTube) – "That kind of stylized photorealism can't be the only way that computer animation can look"
- ’Disney Animated’ iPad app offers a behind-the-scenes look at 52 films – hintaa 14 dollaria, ei saatavilla Suomen app storesta ainakaan vielä
- Syd Mead on His Elysium, Blade Runner Designs –
- Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes – An Oral History – Costa: Another accidentally good decision: we shot it on negative film. It was way more expensive than positive film, but the quality for reproduction was way better. So what happened was when video tape came along, in the early '80s, we were fortunate enough to be one of the first 100 titles. It's hard to remember, but major studios didn't like videotape at first. We didn't care. And if you had a brand new video deck and there are only 20 films to rent in a little store, you're gonna watch all of them!
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Toisessa puhutaan Warner Bros -animaatioiden taustoja maalanneesta Maurice Noblesta, joka oli aika etevä tyyppi.
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- How did journalists respond to the critique of Season 5 of ‘The Wire’? » Nieman Journalism Lab – Journalism-lehti on maksullinen, yliopiston kirjasto auttaa
- The essay film – some thoughts of discontent – Kevin B. Lee kertoo ja näyttää, mitä mieltä on essee-elokuvista
- ’The X-Files’ Turns 20: ’Breaking Bad’ Creator On What He Learned From Mulder And Scully – So I went into this meeting very relaxed with Chris Carter, because I was not trying to impress him. I just wanted to shake his hand and say, “Man, what a great show you have.” And he said, “Yeah, well, thanks. Do you have any ideas for it?” And I said, “Well, gosh no. I mean, I just wanted to say hi. But I was in the hotel last night, and I was looking at my shadow cast against the wall, and I was thinking, wouldn’t it be weird if it suddenly started moving independently of me?” And he said, “Yeah, that would be creepy.”
- The Asylum: The Company Behind Sharknado, Snakes on a Train, and (a Movie Kinda Like) Pacific Rim – The Asylum has never once lost money on a film. While Battleship was a $200 million failure for Universal Pictures, The Asylum’s version, American Warships, made a 50 percent profit of $250,000. “We don’t make a film for a dollar more than we know we can sell it for,” says Latt.
- Paul Schrader talks about The Canyons – I told him the essential structure, the Renoir structure of the rotating triangles—you take two triangles, connect them at one point, and let them turn. So you have the triangle of Christian, Tara, and Ryan, and then you have the triangle of Christian, Cynthia, and Ryan. That puts Christian at the center of the two triangles, and whenever the points of the triangles meet, you’ve got interesting scenes. Bret worked very quickly. Probably no more than a month.
- An Analysis of the Character Animation in Disney’s Tangled – Tietokoneanimaation ja perinteisen Disney-tyylin yhteensovittaminen