Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
In his series of videos, Every Frame a Painting, Tony Zhou decodes the craft of filmmaking with examples from filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, and Bong Joon-ho. It's basically like taking a filmmaking course from a very funny, slightly profane professor.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders, of past successes like "The Buena Vista Social Club," and "Wings of Desire," talks about the process of creating "Pina," his new film about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders was first inspired by Bausch 25 years ago when he watched her perform an emotional double-bill that made him cry. As a result, Wenders collaborated with Bausch for twenty years to develop the concept for the movie, but unfortunately the choreographer died before he ever began filming.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Friday, March 09, 2007
When French moviegoers see Black Snake Moan, the voice they’ll hear as Samuel Jackson is Thierry Desroses, who has dubbed all of Jackson’s films into French since Pulp Fiction. Yes, including Snakes on a Plane. Overdubbing, he explains, is an exercise in losing your ego. Produced by ...
Friday, October 20, 2006
Bathroom scenes, no matter how funny, can always seem just a tad too intimate. But a new film currently in production called American Standard takes place entirely in real bathrooms, public and private. Andrew Adam Newman recently observed a day of filming, and promised to wash his hands before ...
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Kurt Andersen and master film editor Walter Murch talk about the simple and complex tools we use to innovate in art.
Walter Murch is that rare creature — an artist almost universally considered a master in his field. He edits sound and images for movies. His credits include the Godfather, ...
Saturday, December 27, 2003
Kurt Andersen talks to movie director Robert Altman about art that challenges the audience.
Robert Altman is one of the most respected directors in American film. A maverick who came to prominence in the 1970s, Altman's films combine an intense scrutiny of American society with a documentary sense of detail ...
Saturday, April 20, 2002
Kurt Andersen and film editor Dody Dorn look at the art of editing and the people who decide what stays and what goes. Dorn is a twenty-year veteran of the film industry. This year, she was nominated for an Oscar for her editing of Memento, the mind-bending thriller directed by Christopher ...