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Festivals Archive for July, 2010

CELEBRATED ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AS TIFF ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINEUP OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® rolls out the red carpet with a selection of 15 Galas and 35 Special Presentations for this year‟s Festival, including 25 World Premieres.

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Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

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Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

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Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

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Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

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Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

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Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

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Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

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Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

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Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

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“We don’t defy the laws of physics: There are no flying men or cars in this movie. So it made sense to do it old-school: real vehicles and real human beings in the desert. We shot the movie more or less in continuity, because the cars and the characters get really banged up along the way. The biggest benefit of digital technology for me was that the cameras were smaller and much more agile, so you could put them anywhere. We also spent a huge amount of time on spatial awareness—making sure the viewer could follow the action and understand what was happening. There has to be a strong causal connection from one shot to the next, just the same way that in music, there has to be a connection from one note to the next. Otherwise it’s just noise. Too often, if you just cram a lot of stuff into the frame, you get the illusion of a fast pace. But there’s no coherence. It doesn’t flow. It comes off as headbanging music, and it can be exhausting. We storyboarded the movie before we had a script: We had 3,500 boards, which helps the cast and crew understand how everything is going to fit together. Movies are getting faster and faster. The Road Warrior had 1,200 cuts. This one has 2,700 cuts. You have to treat it like a symphony.”
~ George Miller

“I was having issues with my script for It’s All About Love, so I called Ingmar Bergman and we ended up talking about everything but the script. He said, “Well, Festen is a masterpiece, so what are you going to do now?” At that point, I had not decided if I was going to make It’s All About Love, so I answered, “Hmmm, I don’t know. Maybe this, maybe that.” There was just a long pause, and then he said, “You’re fucked.” I said, “Well, how can you know?” “Well, Thomas, you always have to decide your next movie before the movie you’re doing presently opens.” And I said, “Why is that?” “Well, two things can happen. One thing is that you fail, and then you’ll feel scared and humiliated. It’ll get into your head. Second, and even worse, you have success, and then you’ll want more of it, or you’ll want to maintain it. But if you decide on your next film while you’re in the middle of editing, it becomes a very nonchalant choice. And then it’s shorter from the heart to the hand.”
~ Thomas Vinterberg

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