Some of you may have heard of George Lucas. He’s the guy who wrote and directed the first Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies. He’s one of the few writers, directors, or filmmakers full stop who makes it to the Forbes list. Well, his breakthrough film was a little “coming of age” film called American […]
We’ve had a better response than anticipated to our casting notices for Ibsen’s Ghosts. We’ve started responding, and have had some excellent questions. So, before we reply to everyone, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Diana invented the perfect athlete, the perfect worker, the perfect woman. When it comes to life, she feels like a perfect idiot.
In the old days, networking was an accident. Two screenwriters would meet at a film festival because they both had an interest in Bergman, not because they were looking for collaborators. Then they’d go on to write something optioned by Warren Beatty. But, that wasn’t why they went. They discussed films, became friends, and only […]
Last year, I was doing a comparison of the films on the WJEC French curriculum. There were four films on the A-level curriculum, La Raffle (the Round Up), (A very Long Engagement), La Classe, and Le Havre. Which of those four would I recommend? Well, for learning French, La Raffle had a huge weakness. In […]
Why is Aliens in the Attic a masterwork? Okay, first of all, it’s poster sucks. Probably the worst movie poster I’ve seen that wasn’t for some kind of bad video game adaptation. The first impression you get from this film is that it’ll be a really cheap video game movie, or worse still, a knock […]
So, I had a film called “The Sorrows of Deirdre.” I noticed something interesting. Depending on who I pitch it to, my pitch changes. LinkedIn Pitch: It’s called “The Sorrows of Deirdre” and it’s based on Celtic mythology. Deirdre has been cursed with such beauty, that men’s desires her threatens to divide Ireland. To settle […]
That number above is the number of films on shooting people, last time I checked. Who has time to watch all of them? We can search by keyword. But, we might not know the right keyword. Then, add those on Vimeo, DailyMotion, Youtube, Netflix, and German, Hungarian, Japanese, Indian, Nigerian, Chinese and other video sites […]
Alice Cooper has an excellent song about excuse makers, called “Lost in America.” “I can’t go to school because I don’t have a gun” might sound terrible in days of school shootings, but it reminds me of a lot of discussions we have on Shooting People. Ed Wood couldn’t make films without celebrities, or so […]
Happy Father’s Day! I’ve never been to Sweden. And no, I’m not half Swedish either. So, why say Happy Father’s Day in Swedish? Well, we all have the same amount of days in a year, and we all have fathers, but the Swedish are allegedly the happiest people on earth. And, as our hobbies include […]