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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.

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“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert

The Promised Land steers into the fact that the United States can mean whatever people want it to mean. You may not be able to be Elvis, but you can sure as shit impersonate him for a living. America, like its current President (at least as of this article’s publication), is so dangerous precisely because it’s a blank canvas on which anyone can project their dreams. Whatever it is that you see for yourself, there’s someone you can pay for the pleasure of believing that it’s possible. In his view, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate con, a delusion that prevents us from seeing our circumstances for what they are.

“Forget the Matrix, it’s the invention of happiness that blinded us to the truth. The rich got richer and the poor help them do it. Jarecki doesn’t argue that the American Dream is dead; he argues that it was never alive in the first place — that we were all lobsters in a pot full of water that was boiling too slowly for any of us to notice. And now it’s time for dinner. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. Elvis has left the building.”
~ David Ehrlich