the child grows enormous but never grows up

youmightfindyourself:

Upstream Color (Editor’s note: Can’t wait for this. He’s distributing the movie himself! Primer is one of my favorite movies of all time.)

"When you lose your memory, you lose your self."

A friend of mine was hired by MGM to do a script and he inherited the office where Faulkner had been working. In the desk he found a yellow legal pad with three words on it: Boy. Girl. Policeman.
 - John Sturges’ commentary on the ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ laserdisc
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Paul Thomas Anderson claims that everything he knows about directing he learned from John Sturges’ commentary on the BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK laserdisc.

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This is an exclusive, it’s never been released on any DVDs of the film, it stayed on the Criterion LD for ages – until it was ripped a while ago. So the only way anyone could ever hear this is if they had a laserdisc player. Well, not anymore.

Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

This was the first MGM film to be shot in Cinemascope. According to director John Sturges’s commentary track on the Criterion Laserdisc release, it was also filmed at the same time in the standard 4:3 ratio version because studio executives still weren’t sure how well the wide screen format would work. That version was never released.

Behind the Camera On BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

The film itself is an hour and 21 minutes, when I got done splicing up the bits I marked as informative – I had about 50 minutes of material from Sturges. After the split, I left out about 20 minutes that was good, but mostly outdated. So what you’ve got is essentially 30 minutes of some really great fucking filmmaking discussion. I am thankful that this great man left us with some insight before he left this earth. — filmschoolthrucommentaries

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bravecadet:

M83 - Wait

The word epic should be reserved for videos like this.

Fullscreen it.

gokngo:

youmightfindyourself:

Teaser trailer for Shane Carruth’s “Upstream Color”

hoping this does well so Shane gets the budget he needs for A Topiary 

Room 666 (1982)

"Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"

Jean-Luc Godard
Paul Morrissey
Mike De Leon
Monte Hellman
Romain Goupil
Susan Seidelman
Noël Simsolo
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Werner Herzog
Robert Kramer
Ana Carolina
Maroun Bagdadi
Steven Spielberg
Michelangelo Antonioni
Wim Wenders
Yilmaz Güney

life:

John Wayne during a break in the filming of The Undefeated, 1969. See more photos here.

life:

John Wayne during a break in the filming of The Undefeated, 1969. See more photos here.

thefinalimage:

“The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.”
-Robert Bresson

thefinalimage:

“The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.”

-Robert Bresson

filmprojections:


La régle du jeu (Renoir, 1939)

filmprojections:

La régle du jeu (Renoir, 1939)

ensaab:

Bergman Island, 2004

ensaab:

Bergman Island, 2004