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CC Clip: Robert Redford, A Walk in The Woods

4 Responses to “CC Clip: Robert Redford, A Walk in The Woods”

  1. Νnatasa says:

    You love what you do and for this reason I’m sure that will be good work…let it to go…I wish you full success……
    Love you natasa..

  2. Yvette Lyons says:

    I would love to have heard Robert speak in more depth about how he uses art to communicate his thoughts and ideas into his films.

    Yvette Lyons, Ph.D.
    Art Therapist

  3. Judie Anderson says:

    Interesting that you should’ve thought of storyboards. As a professional illustrator (your age), I did story boards and every other means of illustration to explain the stories, editorial and educational, that were presented to me.
    Drawing is drawing… if it is within you, it never goes away. You just carried the second dimension into a 3rd and 4th. But do you always successfully carry out what is in your head? I’ve been at this for 60 years, and that blank canvas still scares the hell out of me, tho no one else knows it.

  4. Lonna Saunders says:

    Fascinating! Redford discussing how his art background helped him learn how to direct, in particular how to communicate with the cinematographer to get the shots he wanted.

DP/30

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch