DP/30 Archive for November, 2011

DP/30: Shame, actor Carey Mulligan

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DP/30: Into The Abyss, documentarian Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog doesn’t want to bash anyone. He just wants to tell the story of one of the most heinous, senseless murder sprees you’ll ever know about. And by the way… the guy on death row for it… well, the state shouldn’t be in the business of killing anyone outside of warfare. Few filmmakers challenge an audience (or an interviewer) the way Herzog does, still, after all these years.

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DP/30: Like Crazy, director Drake Doremus

And the LC trio back at Sundance, the morning the movie sold…

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“Dude, I don’t like the way you talk, bro. How can you tell me that it’s going to be hard? Do you see a lot of people like you writing stories? Give me a break, bro. That’s your strength, that you’re not like us. Go out there and tell your stories. Don’t go out there and try to be like Quentin or me or anybody else. We need you. Tell me what makes you angry, why you’re arrogant, or fearful, whatever it is. Don’t hide anything. Be honest. What is that thing that bothers you and makes you distinct? Everyone’s looking for you. A Mexican point-of-view to tell a story right now? I’m telling you, everybody wants that right now. I desperately need you to tell your story in your way. You are essential.”
~ M. Night Shyamalan

“My films are always brought to life from an idea, a coincidence, or a dreamlike magic. An ephemeral moment that settles in my mind and starts to bloom. The plot slowly appears before my eyes, and there’s nothing left but to write it. I actually do use a mood board. And location scouting is essential to the realization of the film. I’m inspired by architecture — the beauty of certain neighborhoods, the mystery in odd buildings, or streets that suggest psychoanalytic theories. I only choose my actors after I write the script.”
~ Dario Argento