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George Stevens, Jr. on the Great Moviemakers

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Writer, director, producer, and founder of the American Film Institute George Stevens, Jr. talks about the art of making movies. Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation features interviews with movie directors, producers, writers, actors, cameramen, composers, and editors.

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Comments [4]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

It is worth noting that film making started in the NYC area.

There were studios in Fort Lee New Jersey,

http://fortleefilm.org/history.html

and Queens and the Bronx (DW Griffiths Biograph Studios).

http://www.kaufmanastoria.com/timeline.php

Jun. 26 2012 01:50 PM
John A.

Is he good friends with Bagdonovich? The man as I understand it is considered a leading historian in his spare time.
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Edward, mostly. But luckily neither you nor I have to watch most films. The point being that there are plenty of others to choose from.

Jun. 26 2012 01:43 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Another development which has hurt movies is CGI, Computer Generated Images.

Without good writers there are no good movies.

Jun. 26 2012 01:33 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

I LOVE TCM hosted by Robert Osborne.

Movies today are mostly crap. All the trailers show guns blazing, car chases, crashes, explosions, people running.

Was the writing better years ago? It seems to me it was. Even SNL, Saturday Night Live, was better in its first few years. Today SNL is always disappointing. Again I blame the writing, or the people who green light projects based on bad stories.

Jun. 26 2012 01:02 PM

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