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

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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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