Monthly Archives: June 2013

In Their Words – Sunday, June 30, 2013

“I am a filmmaker. It says so on my passport. Auteur!” –Satyajit Ray Advertisements

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In Their Words – Saturday, June 29, 2013

“I love silent cinema but don’t hold it sacred. Like any branch of film there are some very boring films alongside the masterpieces.” –Michel Hazanavicius

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Movie Beat – 06.28.13

A Band Called Death – In 1973, the world was still a few years away from the Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and all the other purveyors of punk music. In Detroit, there was three brothers banging away at … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, June 28, 2013

“Immortality is a by-product of good work. Masterpieces are not for artists, they’re for critics. Critics can’t even make music by rubbing their back legs together. My message to the world is, Let’s swing, sing, shout, make noise! Let’s not … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, June 27, 2013

“I always said that I never wanted to be anybody’s assistant but if, for example, Ken Loach were to ask me, then I’d willingly make him coffee. I saw Kes at film school and I knew then that I’d willingly … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“You have to be a brat in order to carve out your parameters, and you have to be a monster to anyone who gets in your way. But sometimes it’s difficult to know when that’s necessary and when you’re just … Continue reading

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THE BLING RING

From the opening guitar riff of Sleigh Bells’ “Crown on the Ground” The Bling Ring announces exactly what kind of movie it is going to deliver: loud music (that will no doubt comment on the action), characters walking in slow … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, June 25, 2013

“All I want to do is get better and quantity can help me to solve my problems. I’m thrilled by the idea that I’m not even sure how many films I’ve done. If I don’t have a script I adore, … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Monday, June 24, 2013

“I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn’t mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.” –Claude Chabrol

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In Their Words – Sunday, June 23, 2013

“I believe the best way to examine anything is to go to a dark place. You can’t be a storyteller and a speechwriter at the same time.” –Joss Whedon

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