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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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“I was 15 when I first watched Sally Hardesty escape into the back of a pickup truck, covered in blood and cackling like a goddamn witch. All of her friends were dead. She had been kidnapped, tortured and even forced to feed her own blood to her cannibalistic captors’ impossibly shriveled patriarch. Being new to the horror genre, I was sure she was going to die. It had been a few months since I survived a violent sexual assault, where I subsequently ran from my assailant, tripped, fell and fought like hell. I crawled home with bloody knees, makeup-stained cheeks and a new void in both my mind and heart. My sense of safety, my ability to trust others, my willingness to form new relationships and my love of spending time with people I cared about were all taken from me. It wasn’t until I found the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that something clicked. It was Sally’s strength, and her resilience. It was watching her survive blows to the head from a hammer. It was watching her break free from her bonds and burst through a glass window. It was watching her get back up after she’d been stabbed. It was watching her crawl into the back of a truck, laughing as it drove away from Leatherface. She was the last one to confront the killer, and live. I remember sitting in front of the TV and thinking, There I am. That’s me.”
~ Lauren Milici On “The Final Girl”

“‘Thriller’ enforced its own reality principle; it was there, part of the every commute, a serenade to every errand, a referent to every purchase, a fact of every life. You didn’t have to like it, you only had to acknowledge it. By July 6, 1984, when the Jacksons played the first show of their ‘Victory’ tour, in Kansas City, Missouri, Jacksonism had produced a system of commodification so complete that whatever and whoever was admitted to it instantly became a new commodity. People were no longer comsuming commodities as such things are conventionally understood (records, videos, posters, books, magazines, key rings, earrings necklaces pins buttons wigs voice-altering devices Pepsis t-shirts underwear hats scarves gloves jackets – and why were there no jeans called Bille Jeans?); they were consuming their own gestures of consumption. That is, they were consuming not a Tayloristic Michael Jackson, or any licensed facsimile, but themselves. Riding a Mobius strip of pure capitalism, that was the transubstantiation.”
~ Greil Marcus On Michael Jackson