Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 12.10.2013 – 13.10.2013
- Bruce Dern on the Part He’s Waited 77 Years For — Vulture –
- Roman Polanski Speaks: His New Movie, His 2009 Arrest, and the Public Hatred He Encounters | Vanity Fair –
- Melissa McCarthy and the New Female Slapstick – McCarthy gets dirty, she gets horny, and, most important, she gets the shit kicked out of her. Her comedy doesn’t inhere in, say, an elegant sense of timing (cf. Wiig), but rather in her projection of an oversized resilience against unsettling and thereby hilarious obstacles (about which more anon), not to mention her ability to script whole scenes on the fly. Put simply, McCarthy calls the bluff that slapstick has always put forward where women are concerned: the threat of violence in a world free from consequences. “Straight to the moon!” Ralph Kramden famously used to threaten his wife Alice. By this logic, McCarthy is the Neil Armstrong of the genre.
- Darren Aronofsky interviews Scarlett Johansson –
- Smile, Buster! by Farran Nehme – Buster had enjoyed himself for years, but his father’s drinking steadily worsened; keeping a straight face while being thrown around by an unpredictable alcoholic was no way to earn a living.
- You See It Or You Don’t: CinemaScope, Panoramic Perception and the Cinephiliac Moment – Bazin and his disciples at Cahiers du cinéma lyrically welcomed the particular mise en scène that the widescreen format cultivated. Godard, Truffaut, Rivette and company signalled that the enlarged playing space eliminated the need for montage, ‘in which’, according to Bazin in 1954, ‘people have wanted wrongly to see the essence of cinema’. (6) Instead, Scope stimulated filmmakers to base their mise en scène on refined staging patterns and elaborate plan-séquences
- GQ’s Idris Elba profile – your average GQ fluff with some choice bits
- Dr Manhattan’s Penis –
- Love & Sincerity: A Conversation with James Gray – You shouldn’t give the audience what it wants, you can’t. In some sense, it’s your job to infuriate the audience, to provoke them. Giving them what they want is cowardice. The whole point is to give the audience what it needs.
- Polone: Why Studios Should Act Like Indies — Vulture – Without the resources to hire various “script doctors,” indies usually stick with the original writers all the way through the process, something that more often maintains the quality of a film rather than undermines it.
- Paul Feig: How to Edit an Improv-Heavy Comedy — Vulture –
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 15.07.2013 – 17.07.2013
- 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
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 21.06.2013
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 18.12.2012 – 19.12.2012
- Cinematography Mailing List – herrajumala, jo edited discussions -sivujen lukemiseen menisi iäisyys
- Bill Murray could be president (GQ) – That is, if the president were a comedian, acclaimed actor, and beloved personality who's become famous for crashing kickball games, prank-calling his friends' wives, and busting into the karaoke rooms of gobsmacked (and delighted) constituents. And yet now here's Bill Murray playing FDR, bantering through a Hyde Park accent and cigarette holder, batting away murmurs of another Oscar nomination. But has the comic giant just gotten too damn beloved and too damn acclaimed for his own liking?
- The Evolution of Brazil – The story of the evolution of the Brazil script over nearly a decade, accompanied by design sketches, storyboards, photographs of the production, and more.