Monday, 30 May 2016

Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens

The remix method of copying, transforming and combining is definitely used in The Force Awakens, as well as the other works of JJ Abrams.

Kirby Ferguson asks:

Is remixing a weak point in The Force Awakens? Is the remix method growing stale? Have we reached the limits of remixing?


Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Kubrick Zoom

Connor Hinson has put together some interesting shots from a few Kubrick films.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Controller

A mother who has to listen to her child? Yep.
Roles are reversed when a controlling mom is trapped in her son’s video game. Helpless, she now has to listen to him if she hopes to escape the unfamiliar game world.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Pellet with the Poison's in the Vessel with the Pestle

Danny Kaye takes us back to the days of swashbuckling derring-do in The Court Jester. Here is the finest scene from that movie... just for old times' sake.


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Paul Haggis on writing screenplays

Paul Haggis wrote the screenplays for Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale, Crash, and many others.

Here he talks about his career, his method for finding storiesbeing carjacked, reading your daily hate mail, among others—and how he follows through on a story idea.

He says that failure and success as a writer don't matter, as long as you continue doing what you want to do. 


First posted: 12 August 2012

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

How David Lynch Manipulates You

Evan Puschak examines the techniques of David Lynch in his classic film Mulholland Dr.


Monday, 23 May 2016

'Other Music' to close

After more than twenty years at 15 East 4th Street in New York City, Other Music will be closing their doors on Saturday, June 25th. 

Here's a short interview with owner Josh Madell, who explains how the mecca of underground music survived for as long as it did.