Category Archives: Filmmaking

Grace-ful Star Wars Prequels

Despite his tendency to pick terrible scripts, I’m quite a Topher Grace fan. I’m even more so, now.  Someone leak this to the Internet now, damn it!  (Aside: These posters are of far better quality than the films they represent.) For those of you who don’t know, Topher Grace is a film geek. He loves […]

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Raiders of the Lost Ark as a 1951 adventure movie – Boing Boing

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/09/16/raiders-of-the-lost.html About the only way the “real” Raiders of the Lost Ark could be improved is with some Peter Lorre.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090401/en_nm/us_twitter_2 Is anyone else sick to death of hearing about Twitter? I can only assume the sudden interest of the entire world of journalism (*airquotes*) is because the bimbocracy of Paris and Britney has been behaving (or possibly imprisoned) lately.

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Elwy Yost – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwy_Yost As a cable avoider, I only get a handful of snow-free channels on the rabbit ears, but thankfully one of these is TVO. I’ve rediscovered my forgotten childhood habit of watching Saturday Night at the Movies and all of the related pre- and post-movie interviews, which are invariably hosted by Elwy Yost. As Canadians, […]

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Pieces of me: Mike Leigh | Media | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/gallery/2008/mar/25/mikeleighpiecesofme?picture=333235285 I’ve only seen a handful of Mike Leigh films, but that handful has spoken to a tremendous amount of talent behind the lens and the characters. This is a neat little slideshow of items that are important to the director – a fascinating snapshot into his life and inspirations.

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Darren Hanlon – Elbows (Dir. Natalie van den Dungen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYOAtZG2X7I So after seven LONG years, I finally got to see my pal Darren Hanlon back up onstage tonight, and as with the first time I saw him, he was fabulous. Just to make things even awesomer (yes, awesomer – deal with it), I got to spend the evening with him and his equally fabulous […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061121/en_nm/altman_dc_9 Director Robert Altman, who introduced an innovative ensemble style of filmmaking in such works as “MASH,” “Gosford Park” and “Nashville,” has died at age 81, his production company said on Tuesday. His funeral will be very long, and will feature many of the guests having overlapping conversations.

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Narratology Terms

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/engl/theory/narratology/terms/ Glossaries are good.

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