Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejofor on-set of 12 Years a Slave (2013)
One of my favorite filmmakers.
Giving chances to Woody Allen’s work is… what I do but, Blue Jasmine didn’t make that much of an impression to me. I admit I had high hopes after Midnight in Paris –which I found brilliant- but it didn’t work out that well with this one.
Blue Jasmine tells a story about a woman who loses everything after getting a divorce from her crook husband. The film has an overall meaning (don’t fall in love with money) but hasn’t much to give to the audience than the multiple states of depression the “heroine” goes through.
The cast’s consisted of a few good actors like Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin and that’s just about it. It’s been a low to average film. I don’t think I’d recommend it to someone who wants to cheer up. Maybe the only people who would want to see it would be those who are related to the character’s struggles. Then again, nothing raises the moral in the end…
A few months ago I had the chance to watch Bulent Ozdemir’s brilliant short film “SETBACK”. Now, YOU DO, TOO! Check it out.
A man finds himself locked up and protesting his innocence over the brutal murder of a young female. ‘Setback’ is a multilayered psychological short that asks the viewer to look beyond its visual surface.
Written, produced, directed and edited by: Bulent Ozdemir (wolfvalleyfilms.com)
Here’s the latest short film by the all-around man Bulent Ozdemir, starring Oliver Park and Isabelle King.
1944. The last surviving member of his unit, a lone British soldier struggles to cope with his fears as enemy forces advance.
You can also check out the story behind the story and find out how little wonders like this can happen!
The Doctor and Clara reflect on how little they know about each other.
Ridley Scott on filmmaking.
Here it is, the first of a series of Ridley commentaries. Ridley’s discussions are always filled with good information on technical side of things as well as the industry. Devour it.
On apprenticeships — try to get one in this cutthroat business.
This binder contains countless production used storyboard copies of the complex Special Visual Effects shot for James Cameron’s undersea science fiction epic The Abyss. Also included is a Film Crew contact list, a two page prop inventory, and two humorous documents, one a memo written in the voice of a southern person from Gaffney, South Carolina where The Abyss was filmed and a cartoon of an Alien NTI mocking the I Want My MTV with “I Want my NTI” instead. The binder is dated 9/26/88 and is an interesting look into the production of the film.
This is one of the best motion picture documentaries I have ever watched. It is right up there with Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now. James Cameron opens the documentary by talking about something he feels is cold, dark and made up of unrelenting pressure: the movie business. The documentary really gives the viewer a good idea of how The Abyss was a challenge on many different levels. Not just on a technical level. The documentary also shows how it was a challenge, both emotionally and physically, for all the cast and crew involved in the project. It would soon be considered by many to be one of the toughest shoots in film history.
It was interesting to learn about the innovative underwater equipment developed just for the film, plus seeing how some of the best underwater photography for a motion picture to date was accomplished. James Cameron has a reputation of being difficult to work with and this film shows why this may be the case. It is up to the viewer to decide whether or not this is true once the viewing experience is complete. If you have not seen the film you will have a great appreciation for what went into the making of this underwater epic. If you have seen The Abyss, you will enjoy the movie even more than you did before.
Filth (2013) Movie Trailer [RESTRICTED]
A bipolar bigoted junkie cop, manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Top Ten Greatest Composers of All Time.(via Soundtrack Universes)
Pain & Gain (2013) Official [RED BAND] Trailer
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Trance (2013) Official Trailer
An art auctioneer, who has become mixed up with a group of criminals, partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.
Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
Starring: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel
Tumblr and New York’s PBS station THIRTEEN have partnered to showcase on TV the work of Tumblr’s filmmakers, both aspiring and established.
THIRTEEN’s ‘Reel 13’ movie night airs a short film, voted online favorite of the week and broadcast to public TV’s largest market. For the month of May, ‘Reel 13’ will source the works of Tumblr’s creative community: All you have to do is enter your short film via the ‘Reel 13’ contest website between now and March 31. Be sure to include your Tumblr URL for consideration for the 12 May finalists for ‘Reel 13 Tumblr Month.’
Three Tumblr user films will be selected each week and put to an online vote, with four winners to air on THIRTEEN.
You can submit a film for consideration any time and still win down the line (‘Reel 13’ is an ongoing initiative of local public TV), but prizes during ‘Reel 13 Tumblr Month’ include $600.00 and a feature on Tumblr Storyboard.
Follow along with ThirteenNY on Tumblr and tag #reel13 to watch and vote on Tumblr Month short film finalists.