Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Their Words – Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“Basically, I’m afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking.” –Lars Von Trier Advertisements

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TO THE WONDER

Dear Grandma Mary – Thank you very much for coming with me to see To The Wonder. I really enjoyed it, and I hope you did too. The first thing you said to me when the credits came up was, … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Monday, April 29, 2013

“I will always think of myself as a Hollywood director, not only because I grew up in the American film industry, but also because I believe in making films that will please a mass audience, and not just in making … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Sunday, April 28, 2013

“As far as I can remember, being a celebrity has never helped me make a good picture, or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter, or impress my wife. It doesn’t even seem … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Saturday, April 27, 2013

“The great innovators have always been fearless . . . I have fallen off haystacks, out of trees, over cliffs. I have been nearly drowned, shot and hanged. I have been in countless car crashes without getting a scratch. I … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 04.26.13

Arthur Newman – Wallace (Colin Firth) is tired of his life and decides to start over again. This time with someone else’s identity, completely fabricated, a new man: Arthur Newman (a bit on the nose if you ask me). He meets … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, April 26, 2013

“So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.” –Douglas Sirk

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In Their Words – Thursday, April 25, 2013

“I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can’t. My attitude is always let it keep rolling.” –Terrence Malick

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In Their Words – Wednesday, April 24, 2013

“In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera serves the actor.” –Richard Donner

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In Their Words – Tuesday, April 23, 2013

“Make the audience sentimental instead of the player. Make the audience act.” –Frank Borzage

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