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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
12:14 pm
Prop Updates and Concept Art.

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These are early props for our film Project K.  a japanese cyber punk influenced film. We are currently attempting to raise funds for it and spread news and attention for it.  This is my graduate film and I have the opportunity to shoot it on 16mm.

Please if you have the time check out the site, go to updates to see our progress and possibly invest in what will be an exciting film.


Friday, November 4th, 2011
2:08 am
Hey guys, long time no see.  I made this community ages ago and alas I hate to see I haven't been back to it in a long time.  Film school does that to you.  I came back for selfish reasons I do apologize for it.  But I'm nearing my end in my college path, and I'm making my graduate thesis film.  So I'll share my Kickstarter here hoping to spread the word about my film.  Back it if you'd like, share it if you'd want, but even sending some positive spirits along the way would be plenty.  Thanks alot guys for your time and good luck in your own future ventures.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
9:15 pm
Sunday, November 21st, 2010
7:52 pm
The Favorite FIlms Of Stanley Kubrick @ mondo-video.com
Thanks for all the kind words in regards to my Shelley Duvall interview.  She was so amazing to interview.  On that note, did you guys know about Kubrick's favorite films list?  Kubrick was a huge fan oddly enough of, White Men Can't Jump, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  And he hated The Wizard Of Oz.  Here's my article about, and the list of his favorites:
Saturday, November 20th, 2010
9:18 pm
Interview with Shelley Duvall - Discussion Of Lost Incinerated Outtakes from The Shining
Hey guys..

I just did this amazing interview with Shelley Duvall.  I made it a point to discuss with her directly, the lost scenes from the Shining that they shot, but were destroyed by Kubrick.

Here's the link to the interview with Ms. Duvall

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
5:49 pm
Sat/Sun 10/23-24: Altneuland - Israeli Queer Cinema Festival - New York NY


Tomorrow October 23rd and Sunday October 24th NYU presents Altneuland, a two-day film festival of Israeli Queer Cinema. The seven movies included at the festival represent some of the finest selections from current Israeli LGBT cinema.

Read the article and view the screenings schedule on examiner.com

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Friday, October 16th, 2009
1:59 pm
Help buying a video camera!
I want to record video game footage. My PS3 runs into my VCR, which i want to have a camera record off of the VCR, and into a computer.
I posted on craigslist that i'm looking for any camera that has an audio video in and out port, and i've gotten a couple replys.. I don't want to spend that much (it's just for a video game) and another problem; i don't know much about video cameras!
First thing i thought of was to go to a live journal community where they specialize in that! the communities have always helped me out before! :D

Here's the camera models (and prices) i was offered:

Panasonic color model PK802 for 25$ (He says it comes with lots of wires, but sounds like he dosn't know what exactly the "wires" do)

canon es190 440x digital zoom for 45$

Sony Model CCD-V8AFU for 75$ (he included a lot of pictures, including a picture of the camera's video in and out ports.

I'm only using it for video games, and for recording off of the VCR to the computer. Do any of these cameras have that capability? Which would be the best option for my money? Should i just buy a used one off ebay or amazon? Or would you reccomend a different camera all together? I'm a camera newb, and i need some guidance! <3
Thursday, October 15th, 2009
4:40 pm
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
12:13 pm
Song in opening credits for Truffaut's Antoine and Colette??
Does anybody know the title and the artist who sings the song in the opening credits and finale in Truffaut's Antoine and Colette? Thanks in advance.

The clip on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vdvC-PT96w
12:04 am
Paris, Je t'aime
Recently my friend and I saw Paris Je t'aime. Watching it  was a bit like going to an all you can eat restaurant. 18 episodic servings of different flavours served with individual techniques, expressing unique perceptions of reality and fantasy. It was awesome and at the same time a bit overwhelming. It left me no space for more, also like buffet style dining. There were episodes i liked more, some i liked less but my favourite my absolute favourite, the one i could gorge myself on over and over again was by a German writer director Tom Tykwer. I loved the combination of instrumental music, a voice over and time lapse filming that the director used to condense the passing of time and events, the progression of the relationship between the protagonists, Natalie Portman and Melchior Beslon. Because the story is told from Beslon's point of view, to me it seems that the collage of the events in fast motion is really effective when joined with the narration listing those events. One complements the other because both are summaries and are fast paced. I guess what i really liked about was the fact that it was so simple but so clear and conveyed so much in some 7 minutes. It was so personal and for some reason really intense. Maybe because the structure was not linear but circular in the sense that the beginning was shot using normal frame rate (forgive me if the terminology is wrong), the middle skyrocketed into time lapse and slowed down again in an obvious contrast in the final part. Anyway I loved it. 
Did anyone think something completely different? 
Friday, June 19th, 2009
4:36 pm
Adrien Brody's Interview
Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody (‘The Pianist’) came to the Moscow International Film Festival to promote his movie ‘Cadillac Records’.

‘Cadillac Records’ is an American musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the singers who recorded for Chess Records.

The film stars Adrien Brody as Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
11:59 am
Sergei Solovyov's 'Anna Karenina'
The well-known Russian film director Sergei Solovyov has completed his screen version of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina'. This film was Solovyov's long-standing dream. The movie is starring Tatyana Drubich as Anna, Oleg Yankovsky as Karenin, and Yaroslav Boiko as Vronsky. The world premiere of the movie took place on May 31st in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
5:49 pm
Afghan Star
Afghan Star is a great documentary that is coming out June 26th in New York. I saw a preview screening and thought it was great! Afghan Star is the name of the "American Idol" of Afghanistan and the documentary follows four finalists, including two female contestants, as they make their way through the reality competition. During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan singing and dancing were outlawed, and this film shows how the country has come together to support (or, at times, not support) the contestants as they make their way through a competition that is both controversial and loved. One third of Afghanistan watched the finale! It's like a true-life Slumdog Millionaire. It won the World Cinema Documentary Audience and Directing Awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Check it out! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Afghan-Star/108639402597
1:50 pm
François Ozon In Moscow
François Ozon came to Moscow to promote his brand new movie ‘Ricky’. Adapted from the short story ‘Moth’ by the English novelist Rose Tremain, Ricky is a fantastical thriller about a unique little boy and the struggles of a working-class single parent in contemporary France. Ricky premiered in competition at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. The film stars Alexandra Lamy (‘The Ant Bully’) and Sergi Lopez (‘Pan’s Labyrinth’) and was produced by Chris Bolzli, Claudie Ossard and Vieri Razzini.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
5:31 pm
'Inglourious Basterds' Premiere
Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt have spun some revisionist history on how World War II ended.

Their war saga "Inglourious Basterds" premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting a band of Jewish Allied soldiers led by Pitt who play a pivotal role in taking down the Third Reich with a strategic strike against the top Nazi brass.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
4:31 pm
Penelope Cruz At Cannes Film Festival
Penelope Cruz came to the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of her brand new movie 'Broken Embraces'. She shot 'Broken Embraces' with Pedro Almodovar at the same time as making 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' with Woody Allen.

Asked to compare working with Almodovar and Allen, the actress said: "They could not be more different. With Pedro we always rehearse for a long time before. Woody doesn't like to rehearse. He really likes everybody to improvise. It's really a very different way of approaching things".

The picture, Almodovar's fourth collaboration with Cruz, recalls 'films noirs', classic comedies and screen sirens of the past. Cruz plays Lena, a secretary who ends up in a relationship with her wealthy boss Ernesto.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
3:41 pm
Cannes Film Festival 2009
The red carpet has been rolled out, the paparazzi flashbulbs are popping and a plethora of stars have arrived in the south of France for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of the year.

This years Cannes film festival has not escaped the global economic downturn. That has been a blessing in disguise, allowing thousands of people to concentrate on the movies themselves rather than the off-screen distractions. Festival favourites are Pedro Almodavar, Quentin Tarantino, Ken Loach and Ang Lee.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
11:49 am
Fast & Furious Moscow Premiere
Vin Diesel came to Moscow to promote his brand new movie 'Fast & Furious'.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker teamed up again for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
1:53 pm
Natasha Richardson: 1963-2009
The award-winning actress Natasha Richardson died tragically on Wednesday, March 18, after suffering a head injury while skiing.

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
8:23 pm
The Watchmen
Hi, I'm new and I decided to bring up *legasp!* The Watchmen!

Being a fan of the comic, I went to see this film well aware of all the hype and bad reviews it was getting.
From the perspective of a film student, I thought it was a fairly strong film and in general the acting was good across the board *, but I think Snyder left the plot a little vague, and I was wondering if anyone else felt the same way? Y/N? What were the films flaws etc.? What would you direct differently?

* I wasn't too fond of Malin Akerman's performance. I don't know what it is, I just found her acting left a little to be desired (and I would argue in parts she seemed more emotionless than Dr Manhattan)
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