- Suomalaisia elokuvajulisteita – Galleria on keskittynyt pääsääntöisesti ennen 90-luvun vaihdetta ensi-iltansa saaneisiin elokuviin.
- The God of SNL Will See You Now – MARC MARON I think I was a little high on pot. There were some pictures facing [Mr. Michaels], and in front of the pictures was a bowl of candy. It was all very loaded. And then he just starts looking at me, to a point where Steve Higgins [then an “SNL” producer] goes, “Lorne?” And Lorne goes, “You can tell a lot by looking into someone’s eyes.” And then I took a candy. Lorne looked at Steve, and the meeting was over. I thought I failed the candy test.
If it panned out, my life would have been dramatically different. I wouldn’t be mildly obsessed with Lorne Michaels. I talk to people about Lorne because I’m hung up on it. I feel like I need to talk to him again to get some closure. [Laughs.]
- The Fantastic Failure of The Lone Ranger – This is most critics’ central complaint: the “unevenness,” the collision of genre elements, as if Verbinski meant to do something smooth and unified and polished but accidentally tripped and fell with an immense crash, and the resulting jagged pile of breakage is the film. But there’s no indication that he ever meant to create a tightly controlled genre narrative. He almost never does.
- ILM Modelmakers Share Star Wars Stories and Secrets – One of my favorites is for creating debris when you're blowing up a model. You need a lot of stuff that's going to fly out of the model, and I actually learned this when I was working with these guys at ILM. You can actually take pasta, because pasta comes in these great shapes and a lot of different varieties. You stick it in a blender, grind it up, and paint it with different colors. And you just fill your model with pasta, and that's what you're actually seeing flying out at you in a lot of these different visual effects shots.
- Ohjaaja Matti Kassila: Suomi on kurjien käsikirjoitusten maa – "Elokuva on yksinkertainen taidemuoto, siihen ei saa mättää liikaa materiaalia. On olemassa kuusivaiheinen kaava, jota voi hyvin käyttää apuna dramaturgiaa luotaessa. Vaiheet ovat alkusysäys, esittely, syventäminen, ristiriitojen kärjistäminen, ratkaisu ja häivytys."
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- Gideon Raff, the Israeli Creator of ”Homeland” – Israeli TV series have relatively laughable budgets compared to American shows. Whereas an episode of a hit like “Mad Men” reportedly costs $2.5 million, the average per-episode budget of an Israeli show is about fifty thousand dollars, according to Raff. (“Hatufim” is exceptional in averaging a hundred and eighty thousand dollars an episode.) Both Raff and Telem told me that this financial disadvantage often works in these shows’ favor, since the emphasis gets placed on the quality of writing and dialogue—transferable things—rather than on big-name actors or elaborate set designs. The advantage runs even deeper than that: because of their limited budgets, Raff said, Israeli networks only develop series after reading their entire seasonal arc. This allows the writers more creative freedom to begin with, as they are less prone to ratings-related pressures. As Raff explained, Israeli shows are also forced to shoot “horizontally”—according to location—and not episodically like most American shows. This means that an entire season is edited before its first episode even airs, which creates a greater sense of continuity (and lends shows a feature-film-like quality).
- Les Misérables: Instead of lipsyncing, the leads performed most of their singing live on the set – It's an interesting case of a technique becoming technologically outdated and then returning decades later as a deliberate stylistic device.
- An Interview with film poster designer Brian Bysouth – *droooool*