Monthly Archives: October 2013

Born On This Day – October 31

“No film has captivated my imagination more than King Kong. I’m making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.” –Peter Jackson   Advertisements

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Born On This Day – October 30

“It is only when memory is filtered through imagination that the films we make will have real depth.” “I tend to think that I repeat myself, so I try to resist the temptation to return to what I have already … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 27

“The first movie I saw – and I don’t know if it influenced me – was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards. So the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur, … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 26

“I think in America I’m looked upon as the equivalent of a European director — which is quite laughable. I’ve never had a personal publicity man working for me. So all this came out of the blue — all this … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 10.25.13

Blood Brother – Documentary about Rocky Braat, a young and successful American searching for meaning and purpose in his life. He finds it in India, with a bunch of HIV infected kids who are doing their best not just to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 25

 

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Born On This Day – October 23

“Sometimes I feel illusions are more of life’s essence. I can trust them more that real life that is full of deceit and covering-up.” –Ang Lee “I look at myself as an entertainer, more than anything else. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 20

“I don’t want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them. At this time of the year you think about awards and if you want to win one you think you should … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – October 19

“I’ve always wanted to call the shots because I would rather fail than not have a chance to figure it out on my own. I’m a very lazy person by nature. I have to be really engaged, and then I … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 10.18.13

2 Jacks – A modern and comic spin on a classic Leo Tolstoy story, “Two Hussars” set in Los Angeles. The Jacks are both movie directors, with the son following in the father’s footsteps whether he likes it or not. … Continue reading

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