Tag Archives: Alfonso Cuarón

Born On This Day – November 28, 1961

“The most important thing for us is that all of this stuff, and all of this technology, are only tools to achieve the cinematic experience and cinematic moment.” “When people see some depth you never intended that’s really cool, you … Continue reading

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Oscars 2014

Formed in 1927 by Louis B. Mayer, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was designed to deal with improving the industries image. At that time, movies were not seen on the same sophisticated level as literature, music and … Continue reading

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2013: Another Year of Moviegoing

2013 was an excellent year at the movies, but I said the exact same thing about 2012. Film critic for The New Yorker, Richard Brody, chose to open his year-end summary with this quote, “The year 2013 has been an … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – November 28

“The only reason you make a movie is not to make or set out to do a good or a bad movie, it’s just to see what you learn for the next one.” –Alfonso Cuarón

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GRAVITY

If there was any one thing that I learned from Roger Ebert, it was that movies are not what they’re about, they are how they’re about what they’re about. Gravity is a movie about moving past tragedy. The how of … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 10.04.13

A.C.O.D. – Adult Child of Divorce, a very common thing these days, “the least parented generation in history.” That might explain all the hang-ups. Or the parents might have just been basket cases to begin with and never should have … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Wednesday, November 28, 2012

“When I was 7, I saw The Making of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’. Hearing George Roy Hill talk about all the choices he made, I knew that directing movies was what I wanted to do. I remember seeing … Continue reading

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