Monthly Archives: June 2014

Born On This Day – June 28, 1926

“My movies rise below vulgarity.” “Oh, I’m not a true genius. I’m a near genius. I would say I’m a short genius. I’d rather be tall and normal than a short genius.” –Mel Brooks Advertisements

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Movie Beat – 06.27.14

Archipelago – Another week, another movie from writer/director Joanna Hogg. This time out Hogg takes us to a remote English location to explore the quiet desperation in the lives of others. An archipelago is a collection of small islands in … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 27, 1966

“The thing that the great genre filmmaking has always done is taken issues of now and told them through allegory and made them palatable for larger audiences.” “I feel like in telling stories, there are the things the audience thinks … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 27, 1941

“It’s a well-known theory that film has twenty-four frames to the second, and that a film is always the same; but that’s not true. Even though the reel might be exactly the same, the film’s entirely different when it’s shown … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 26, 1970

“Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.” –Paul Thomas Anderson

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Born On This Day – June 25, 1924

“Look, on a movie, we’re all giving each other something precious. No bullshit, I can’t think of a better job. It’s not a technique. I’m not a fool. I think I’m a talented man. But then there’s luck. I think … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 24, 1930

“There is no new wave, only the sea.” –Claude Chabrol

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Born On This Day – June 23, 1964

“Those of us who write spend our entire lives in an endless English class.” “Writers are completely out of touch with reality. Writers are a crazy person. We create conflict – for a living. We do this all the time, … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 22, 1940

“People have curiosity, they have intelligence, they have interest in understanding their peers. But producers and directors of cinema have decided that the seats in the theaters have been made to transform people’s minds to lazy minds. As soon as … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – June 22, 1906

“Some pictures play wonderfully to a room of eight people. I don’t go for that. I go for the masses. I go for the end effect.” “I love to shoot elegantly and I pride myself that it’s not whacked together … Continue reading

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