Monthly Archives: January 2013

In Their Words – Thursday, January 31, 2013

“I’m not bitter about Hollywood’s treatment of me, but over its treatment of D.W. Griffith, Josef von Sternberg, Erich von Stroheim, Buster Keaton and a hundred others.” –Orson Welles Advertisements

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In Their Words – Wednesday, January 30, 2013

“Take myself, subtract movies, and the result is zero.” -Akira Kurosawa

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In Their Words – Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them. You have Woody Allen and Paul Mazursky making films about Jewish-Americans, you have Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola making films about Italian-Americans and you … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Monday, January 28, 2013

“Any good movie is filled with secrets. If a director doesn’t leave anything unsaid, it’s a lousy picture.  If a picture is good, it’s mysterious, with things unsaid.” –Ernst Lubitsch

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In Their Words – Sunday, January 27, 2013

“The script always serves only as a basis or springboard for the shooting to come. I invent as I need to when filming, especially as I take into account location, weather, and light, and perhaps above all as I re-think … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Saturday, January 26, 2013

“Our business was not realism but surrealism. We were storytellers, fantasists. This is why we could never get on with the documentary film movement. Documentary films started with poetry and finished as prose. We storytellers started with naturalism and finished … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 01.25.13

There seems to be a theme among January releases: Gangster Squad, The Last Stand, The Baytown Outlaws, and now Hansel & Gretel all are chock-full of scenes of excessive gun violence and a fetishism for the weapons. Seems a tad out of … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, January 25, 2013

“In the beginning I just wanted to make movies, but with the passage of time the journey itself was no longer the goal, but what you find at the end. Now, I make films to discover something I didn’t know, very much … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, January 24, 2013

“What the modern movie lacks is beauty, the beauty of the moving wind in the trees.” -D.W. Griffith

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In Their Words – Wednesday, January 23, 2013

“Everyone who has had in his hands a piece of film to be edited knows by experience how neutral it remains, even though a part of a planned sequence, until it is joined with another piece, when it suddenly acquires … Continue reading

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