These forums may contain mild adult content and are not associated with EON, Sony or any other companies and do not reflect their views.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Film Articles & Interviews Thread

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
colly
Senior Correspondent
avatar

Posts : 788
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : The 50s.

PostSubject: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm

Read a good article on films? Share it here. Like this one I just read on Glenn Ford and William Holden:

Quote :
Worth Remembering: William Holden (1918-1981) and Glenn Ford (1916-2006) – Golden Boys

By most accounts, Harry Cohn was a royal son of a bitch.

For the uninformed, Harry Cohn was co-founder of Columbia Pictures, and the autocratic ruler of the studio from its founding in 1919 until his death in 1958. He was vulgar, crass, tyrannical, a screaming, foul-mouthed verbal bully i.e. a royal son of a bitch.

He was also a cheap son of a bitch.

Originally considered a “Poverty Row” studio, Cohn’s Columbia – at least at first – refused to build a roster of salaried stars as the other studios did. Cohn didn’t want the overhead or the headaches he saw saddling other studio chiefs with their contract talent. Cheaper and easier was to pay those studios a flat fee for the one-time use of their marquee value stars to give Columbia’s B-budgeted flicks an A-list shine. Columbia was considered such a nickel-and-dime outfit at the time that other studios often loaned their stars to Columbia as a form of punishment; Columbia as a penal colony.

By the late 1930s, though, even Cohn saw the benefit in having his own on-tap stars and began to build a stable, but even then he wanted a configuration which would minimize the problems he saw other studios having with rebellious stars. A favored Cohn tactic: hire one actor as an always threatening waiting-in-the-wings replacement for another – hire a Kim Novak to keep a Rita Hayworth in line, for example. Start mouthing off you were unhappy with your salary or with the pictures you were being assigned or the directors working with you, and on suspension you’d go, your name growing colder in the public consciousness while your salaried clone got all the parts – and the public attention that went with them — you would have gotten.

And that was Cohn’s thinking in 1939 when both William Holden and Glenn Ford were put under contract to Columbia. Cohn envisaged them as fit for the same kinds of roles and, as such, saw the opportunity to play them against each other.

But the actors fooled him. Instead of cutthroat competitors, they became good friends and remained so until Holden’s death in 1981.

Oh, they did sometimes compete for the same parts but it was hardly the kind of manipulative managerial power play contest Cohn had hoped for. Rather, it was one even the two friends had to laugh at. Ford would later tell of both he and Holden stuffing paper in their shoes to boost their heights as they went after the same role. “Finally, neither of us could walk, so we said the hell with it.”

Fittingly as friends, the course of their separate careers mirrored each other to an almost Twilight Zone-y degree:

Holden’s family had moved to southern California from Illinois while Ford’s had migrated to the same part of the country from their native Quebec. They were both discovered about the same time on the west coast theater circuit, put under contract about the same time (Ford originally to 20th Century Fox, Holden in a deal which split his services between Columbia and Paramount), and both won their first starring roles in 1939 — Ford in the Western Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence, Holden in the melodrama Golden Boy. And each came damned close to blowing his chance as a film actor first time out.

Ford only landed at Columbia after Fox cut him loose following a dud of a screen test. And Holden’s career came even closer to ending before it had begun.

The story has long been a favorite bit of Hollywood lore, probably because it plays so much like something from a movie:

Holden had been given the lead in the screen adaptation of Clifford Odets’ stage play about a young man torn between boxing and the violin, but the novice film actor’s work during the first days of Golden Boy’s shooting had been so underwhelming the producers had decided to can him. But co-star Barbara Stanwyck saw something in the young actor the execs didn’t, and she lobbied forcefully for him until she convinced the chiefs to keep Holden on. The actor’s work grew more assured over the course of the picture, his career was launched, and thereafter he was known as Golden Holden or – appropriately enough – Golden Boy (the actor never forgot what Stanwyck had done for him, and every year on the anniversary of the beginning of the Golden Boy shoot, he would send Stanwyck a bouquet of roses, and even surprised her with a public thank-you for the career she’d made possible for him at the 1978 Academy Awards when they appeared as joint presenters).

For the next few years, Ford and Holden worked regularly building up their resumes with solid work in mostly minor films until the outbreak of World War II. Holden went into the Army Air Corps, Ford into the Marines, and when they came back to Hollywood after the war, they found themselves – like so many actors who’d gone into military service at the time – having lost much of the commercial traction they’d built up in the pre-war years. In another eerie parallel, each would find their stalled careers rebooted in spectacular fashion with a breakout performance in a film classic.

Ford hit pay dirt first in the 1946 noir Gilda, as a silky ne’er do well grifting about South America who teams up with even silkier and more of a ne’er do well in George Macready. Macready coos, Ford purrs, and it’s a surprisingly unsubtle and – still to this day — daring bit of mutual homoerotic seduction which brings the two men together, making the ensuing love triangle when Macready’s new wife shows up (Rita Hayworth in her own iconic star-making turn) a true three-way. When Ford falls for Hayworth’s Gilda, it’s hard to tell if Macready is more burned his friend is running off with his wife, or that his wife is running off with his boyfriend.

The 1946 audience may not have picked up on the boy-boy subtext, but Ford’s steamy coupling with Hayworth (the two would pair up onscreen in four more films) made Gilda a hit, and vaulted the actor instantly into leading man ranks.

Holden’s big break didn’t come until 1950, but it happened with an even more memorable noir, Billy Wilder’s horror show about past-it Hollywood glamour, Sunset Boulevard. It’s a brave performance in a brazen film, Holden playing a flat-busted screenwriter who leaves his integrity at the door to hustle his way into the favors of a reclusive, forgotten, frightfully deluded silent film star (real-life silent great Gloria Swanson). Scandalous in its time, still creepy today, Sunset – like Gilda – became one of the touchstone movies of the postwar period and put Holden into the orbit of bonafide Hollywood A-list stars.

Though Holden would land a greater number of major hits and be the bigger commercial star, both actors would consistently rank among the top box office draws of the 1950s. Between them, they compiled a truly outstanding body of work including the social-commentary-camouflaged-as-romantic-comedy Born Yesterday (1950 – Holden); the Dirty Harry-esque classic noir The Big Heat (1953 – Ford); WW II POW camp drama Stalag 17 (1953 – Holden); the movie that brought both rock ‘n’ roll and the postwar juvenile delinquency crisis to the big screen in Blackboard Jungle (1955 – Ford); a blazing indictment of the demeaning corporatization of the American worker in Executive Suite (1954 – Holden); pressure cooker Western 3:10 to Yuma (1957 – Ford); Korean War classic The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954 – Holden); one of the most authentic portrayals of life on the cow trail in Cowboy (1958 – Ford); the steamy Picnic (1955 – Holden); a sly skewering of Ford’s own Western image in The Sheepman (1958 – Ford); Frank Capra’s last film, the Damon Runyon gangster comedy, Pocketful of Miracles (1961 – Ford); and one of the all-time classics of American cinema, David Lean’s epic war film, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – Holden).

Though Cohn had intended to threaten each with their interchangeability, Holden and Ford were hardly that. They were two distinctive brands of actors which was only natural as – despite their close friendship — they were two distinctive brands of people.

Holden (born William Beedle), the son of a well-to-do family, was a bit of a sophisticate and globetrotter for much of his life. He collected fine art, kept a second home in Switzerland, and perhaps most famously, founded a game preserve in Kenya which was often a gathering place for the good-timing jet set crowd.

There was also something melancholic to Holden, at least in his later years. At some point, by his own admission, he lost his passion for acting, staying with it simply to maintain his lifestyle. He was an alcoholic for much of his life, was hit with a suspended sentence for being involved in a fatal drunk driving accident in Italy in the 1960s, and apparently died bleeding out from a head wound from a fall, too intoxicated to call for help.

He was also, to be blunt, the prettier of the two actors. He had the kind of manly good looks tailor-made for movie magazine covers and one-sheets. One could argue Picnic was largely sold on the power of its iconic beefcake poster featuring a bare-chested Holden being pawed by a lusting Kim Novak.

Though he played a variety of roles, always with distinction, it’s no surprise, then, that the roles which best suited Holden were savvy guys, sophisticates and/or street-smart guys, men who’d seen the world, knew how it worked, and knew how to work it. He may have sent ladies’ hearts fluttering as the virile but aimless drifter of Picnic, but he always looked more at home in a suit or a uniform i.e. the wastrel playboy younger brother of uptight Humphrey Bogart in another teaming with Wilder in the romantic comedy delight, Sabrina (1954); the slick ladies’ man competing with David Niven to deflower virgin Maggie McNamara in the – for its time – titillating The Moon Is Blue (1953); the idealistic intellectual of Born Yesterday trying to open ditzy Judy Holliday’s eyes to the law-bending practices of her boorish businessman boyfriend; the equally idealistic junior exec of Executive Suite trying to save his company’s soul; the brutally judgmental cavalry officer of Escape from Fort Bravo (1953); the world-seasoned correspondent in the three-hankie soaper Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955); the equally world-seasoned expatriate in the equally soapy The World of Suzie Wong (1960); the forceful Broadway director of The Country Girl (1954); the conniving POW of The Bridge on the River Kwai. It is equally unsurprising that of his three Oscar nominations, one was for the fast-talking, fast-pitching, self-hating de facto gigolo of Sunset Boulevard, and his one Best Actor win was for the caustic, cynical, barracks black market maestro of Stalag 17.

There was always something more proletarian about Glenn (born Gwyllyn) Ford. Ford’s father, a railroad man, had early on advised him to develop a practical trade to have something to fall back on should acting fail him, and even after he became a major star Ford was known to do his own house repairs – plumbing, wiring, the whole blue-collar working man shebang. If there’s anything to the idea that the character of the man influences the character of the role, it was probably more clear in Ford than Holden. Ford certainly thought so saying, “I’ve never played anyone but myself on screen.”

Like Holden, Ford played a wide range of roles, usually acquitting himself well, but despite his career breakout as a smoothie casino operator in Gilda, he would become better remembered for his Everyman-flavored characters. In fact, Ford would take a critical drubbing for being painfully miscast in the 1962 remake of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the playboy role first done in 1921 by Rudolf Valentino. The actor himself admitted, “I’m out of place doing sophistication. I’m so uncomfortable in a tuxedo.”

It would be hard to picture Holden the glib smoothie as the tentative, frustrated inner city schoolteacher Ford played so memorably in Blackboard Jungle, or the constantly befuddled fish-out-of-water public relations officer of Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). While Holden could be the seasoned globe-trotting correspondent involved in a hot-and-heavy affair with a Eurasian doctor during the Chinese revolution in Love Is a Many Splendored Thing or fall for a Hong Kong prostitute in The World of Suzie Wong, he couldn’t be the guy-next-door Ford played as a widower fumblingly trying to find the proverbial “nice girl” in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), or the small-time salesman trying to connect with the spinster postmistress of Dear Heart (1964). Holden tries to reinvigorate the heart of a furniture company in Executive Suite, while Ford only wants to save the reputation of his friend, a dead pilot accused of negligence in Fate Is the Hunter (1964). If Holden was in a corner, his was the kind of character who tried to fast-talk his way out, whereas Ford floundered and flustered. Watching Ford overwhelmed by the culture clash of Teahouse, lost in the inanity of military public relations in Don’t Go Near the Water (1957), caught up in a laughable blackmail scheme in The Gazebo (1959), or watching his smooth-running bootlegging operation unravel in the course of his trying to do one good deed in Pocketful of Miracles, it’s clear no actor could flounder, fluster, stammer, and comically collapse as well as Ford.

As much as their personas, their acting styles were radically different as well. Holden’s emotions were right there; where he raged (the climax of Executive Suite), Ford simmered (the Ahab-like sub skipper of Torpedo Run [1958]); when Holden wrestled with fear (The Bridges at Toko-Ri), Ford fell into a quiet sweat that made you feel the knot in his stomach (The Fastest Gun Alive [1956]). It was, perhaps, Ford’s more low-key approach which might’ve been responsible – despite a host of acclaimed performances – for his never even being nominated for an Oscar; his work was too subtle to be appreciated. Holden – whatever the emotion – was certain in what he felt – love, sadness, anger — while Ford had an ability to show a half-dozen different emotions at war with each other.

In Cowboy, his veteran trail boss tries to let down his shell to connect with his young upstart partner (Jack Lemmon) who has mistaken callousness for toughness (“You haven’t gotten tougher,” Ford tells him later, “you’ve gotten miserable”) and offer some solace over the Mexican woman who’s jilted Lemmon. It all flickers across Ford’s face; the awkwardness, the embarrassment, the knowing the advice will be unwelcomed yet the urge to reach across to the young man, the realization that any words will only sound lame. Or in Fate Is the Hunter, as Ford, at a safety hearing trying to explain that a devastating air crash may have been more about fate than human error, he fumbles for words, knowing how insane his story sounds, how lacking in solace it will be for the kin who’ve come to hear why they’ve lost their loved ones; it is a beautifully played scene of a man grasping for words to describe something beyond words. And there’s The Fastest Gun Alive (Ford, in real life, was reputedly one of the fastest draws in Hollywood, able to draw and fire in 0.4 seconds) where soft-spoken store clerk Ford brags to being a speedy draw, then later, when being pushed into a shootout to save his town threatened by gunslingers, must chokingly confess to his own fear, having never drawn against a man. The quivering tone, the catch in his voice, the glum, unheroic resignation are all pure Glenn Ford.

Heading into the 1960s, the careers of both actors continued to parallel, but now unhappily, as their marquee value began to decline with their middle years. But Holden was given a late career gift which bypassed Ford.

In 1969, Holden was cast by director Sam Peckinpah in the classic deconstructionist Western, The Wild Bunch. Holden was 51 by then, and the years of alcohol made him look older, but that was perfect for the role of a fading legend of an Old West bandit being pushed to extinction by New West progress (there’s a story Peckinpah considered Ford for the role played by Robert Ryan, an old riding partner of Holden now forced by circumstance to hunt him down; Ryan did an excellent job but it’s tantalizing to consider the added dynamic which might’ve been gained if the part had been played by Holden’s real-life friend Ford) . The movie rekindled Holden’s career (ironically at a time when he was less committed to it), and led to an Emmy-winning turn in the cop drama TV movie The Blue Knight (1973), and one of the best roles of his career, an Oscar-nominated turn as a TV news division chief trying to stave off the debasing rising tide of reality TV in the frighteningly prescient Sidney Lumet/Paddy Chayefsky black comedy, Network (1976). With his fading good looks and seen-it-all world weariness, Holden became the go-to guy as an emblem of a kind of dignity and class and honorability which seemed to be falling beneath a steamroller of raucous, cacophonous sensationalism.

Ford, who kept acting until his health began to fail him (a supporting role in the 1991 cable movie The Final Verdict was his last screen work), never got that Third Act spike. There were a series of minor Westerns (one of his favorite genres; he did two dozen over the course of his career, more than any other single type of film on his resume), sometimes made overseas, and he also found work on TV, some of it memorable (The Brotherhood of the Bell – 1970), some of it less so (The Disappearance of Flight 412 – 1974). But no matter how large or small the part, how large or small the screen, Ford always brought his A-game.

One of the brightest spots in his late career was what was really no more than a cameo as Pa Kent in Superman (1978). He has only two scenes: where he and his wife (Phyllis Thaxter) discover the toddler from space who will grow up to be Clark Kent/Superman, and a scene with teenaged Clark (Jeff East) where, in that wonderfully stumbling Ford fashion, he grapples with trying to explain to his adopted son his grand if undefined, undivined purpose. The brackets of those two scenes tell us everything we need to know about a decent, hard-working man always trying to do right without always being sure of what it is, and hoping he has passed those same qualities on to his son. And then the scene ends with Ford done in by a failing heart, and for a second – in that way only Ford seemed to be able to do – a host of emotions rush across his face, he quietly utters “Oh, no,” and we see the great pain of his knowing he’s leaving his struggling, confused son just when he knows the boy needs him most.

William Holden and Glenn Ford – each barely made it out of the Hollywood starting gate, each was launched on a stellar career by a studio manipulator bent on turning them against each other, each ended with a body of work any dedicated performer has to envy. But what the bigger accomplishment might have been for both men is that in an industry infamous for double-dealing, back-stabbing, bad-mouthing, and for the schadenfreude-esque mantra, “It’s not enough for you to do well, but for your friends have to do badly,” that not Harry Cohn or the inherent competition of the business or their own differences ever got in the way of a friendship they maintained all their lives.


- Bill Mesce

Find the actual article here: http://www.soundonsight.org/worth-remembering%c2%a0-william-holden-1918-1981-and-glenn-ford-1916-2006-%e2%80%93%c2%a0golden-boys%c2%a0/
Back to top Go down
colly
Senior Correspondent
avatar

Posts : 788
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : The 50s.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:11 pm

I enjoyed this read on the opening credits of old movies...

http://ifeelknifed.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-watch-old-movies-opening-credits.html
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:26 am

I don't mind a lot of those old credit sequences, and he picked out two of the best in DOUBLE INDEMNITY and MY MAN GODFREY.

I think movies had a different philosophy back then. With television, the luster is gone. And there is realism and the like. And realism is fine. But in the 30's and 40's, with Hollywood movies, going to see a movie was an event. Granted, most people went a LOT more than they do now, and probably saw a double bill, but was meant to be more of an event. I think the attitude was more of "we're gonna put on a show for you". It was more theatrical. So the films and their credits being "stilted" or "artificial" isn't a problem in my eyes. You just have to look at it differently.

Some of that mentality in films would be kinda nice, I think. It seems so many filmmakers want to be all srs or kitchen sink.
Back to top Go down
colly
Senior Correspondent
avatar

Posts : 788
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : The 50s.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:37 am

Television definitely killed the "dream factory" aspect of film-making; gone were the worlds of the studio backlot as film-makers searched for the real thing in their locations to drag people out of their houses. Add to that the growing independence of stars like Burt, Kirk and the Duke and what studio the film came from started not to matter anymore. Thats my feeling as to the decline of the artificial opening sequences...

...I for one, always get pumped when watching that early 40s Warners one:



and the rumbling music that accompanies it. 8)
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:54 am

I like RKO.
Back to top Go down
Largo's Shark
Moderator
Moderator


Posts : 10600
Member Since : 2011-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:42 am

CANON FODDER by Paul Schrader:

http://paulschrader.org/articles/pdf/2006-FilmComment_Schrader.pdf

TRANSCENDENTAL STYLE IN FILM by Paul Schrader:

http://depositfiles.com/en/files/b7sbddh3c

NOSTALGIA, MASCULIST DISCOURSE AND AUTHORITARIANISM IN JOHN WILLIAMS'S SCORES FOR STAR WARS AND CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND:

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/film/gaines/historiography/Williams%20essay.pdf

INCORPORATING MONSTERS — MUSIC AS CONTEXT, CHARACTER AND CONSTRUCTION IN KUBRICK'S THE SHINING:

http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1956/1/fulltext.pdf

HOW TO MURDER JOHN WILLIAMS -- TOWARDS AN IDEOLOGY OF CONTRAPUNTAL ANTIREALISM:

http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/46/music.php

TRITONAL CRIME AND 'MUSIC AS MUSIC':

http://www.tagg.org/articles/xpdfs/morric70.pdf

THE DAYS DO NOT END: FILM MUSIC, TIME AND BERNARD HERRMANN:

http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/uploads/docs/FS906.pdf


Last edited by Sharky on Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:07 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Erica Ambler
Chief Executive
Chief Executive


Posts : 4996
Member Since : 2011-08-05

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:00 am

Sharky wrote:
CANON FODDER by Paul Schrader:

http://paulschrader.org/articles/pdf/2006-FilmComment_Schrader.pdf

Quote :
My former assistant when told to look up Montgomery Clift, returned some minutes later asking, “Where is that?”
laugh

A respectable top 60 films by Schrader though some such as Jules et Jim will die out with the baby boomers.
Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:09 pm

I'm less fond of his top sixty films than I am of the article before it.
Back to top Go down
Control
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 5137
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : Slumber, Inc.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:07 pm

http://www.avclub.com/articles/walking-distanceescape-clause,62119/

Nice review of "Walking Distance", a Twilight Zone episode.

Sparked my interest as I just got a hold of the Stromberg re-recording of FAHRENHEIT 451/WALKING DISTANCE.
Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:54 pm

Mr. Brown wrote:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/walking-distanceescape-clause,62119/

Nice review of "Walking Distance", a Twilight Zone episode.
TV doesn't get any better than the best of the THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and "Walking Distance" is one of its very best episodes.
Back to top Go down
Largo's Shark
Moderator
Moderator


Posts : 10600
Member Since : 2011-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:40 am

Sharky wrote:

INCORPORATING MONSTERS — MUSIC AS CONTEXT, CHARACTER AND CONSTRUCTION IN KUBRICK'S THE SHINING:

http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1956/1/fulltext.pdf

Really recommend this one for anyone here interested in Kubrick, THE SHINING, films scores, or music editing. Especially if you're planning on directing yourself.
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:45 pm

Seeing as I already posted a kinky link: http://www.criticsatlarge.ca/2011/07/forbidden-desires-films-of-alfred.html
Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:52 am

An interesting read:

The New Life Begins: Dantean Obsession in 'Obsession' by Robert C. Cumbow
Back to top Go down
Largo's Shark
Moderator
Moderator


Posts : 10600
Member Since : 2011-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:54 am

Quote :
Once you’ve experienced the multiple twists and revelations in the last reel of Brian De Palma’s Obsession, and you think about what’s gone before, the basic storyline appears not only terribly contrived but in several ways downright impossible. But the film nevertheless works by the sheer power of a marvelously inventive, multi-layered screenplay brought to life by the simultaneously literary and stylistic genius of one of the most important young American directors. A story as involved and rich as Paul Schrader’s scenario must be firmly grounded in explicable plot; but Vilmos Zsigmond’s richly suggestive cinematography and Paul Hirsch’s relentless-pace editing, under the careful and inspired direction of De Palma, mix memory and desire even more effectively than Schrader’s story. The ultimate achievement of Obsession is not a matching of style to content so much as a resolution of content into pure style.

He mentions De Palma, Zsigmond and Hirsch, but not Herrmann?

What a t***.

I scanned the article, and I only found one mention. ONE!!!

Quote :
A vertiginous tracking shot circles Court and Amy as they embrace, continuing and accelerating as Bernard Herrmann’s music swells

Why yes it does swell. Thank you Captain Obvious.
Back to top Go down
Gravity's Silhouette
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3851
Member Since : 2011-04-16
Location : Inside my safe space

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:50 am

http://screenrant.com/the-grey-joe-carnahan-wolf-protests-johnh-148447/

I noticed this quote from Director Joe Carnahan regarding animal rights activists protesting the new movie THE GREY: Carnahan said that he’s received some pushback from activists but said “to what end, I don’t know.” About the protestors and those who have signed online petitions not to see the movie, the director said that it would be “really nice if you’re boycotting something you’d seen.”

Question: how do you boycott something and also partake of it at the same time? Wouldn't boycotting the movie involve not seeing it? If you've seen the film you can't boycott it.

I agree with Carnahan that the "pro-wolf" agenda of the activists is stupid, but so is his statement regarding the boycott. Besides, I don't think these activists are as much pro-animal as they are anti-human; they just don't have the guts to go off themselves like they preach the rest of society should do.
Back to top Go down
Control
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 5137
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : Slumber, Inc.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:07 pm

The Lost Pasolini Interview:
http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-lost-pasolini-interview
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:29 pm

I regret selling my KING KONG '76 DVD years ago.

This man's got some points: http://angryczeck.com/2009/05/17/kiss-the-hairy-ass-of-king-kong-1976/

KONG '76 was always my favorite of them.
Back to top Go down
Control
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 5137
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : Slumber, Inc.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:21 pm

It's great. Just like Jessica Lange's tits.
Back to top Go down
saint mark
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 1162
Member Since : 2011-09-08
Location : Up in the Dutch mountains

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Tue May 15, 2012 6:58 am


An amusing read.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19826_6-iconic-scenes-ripped-off-from-lesser-known-movies.html
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:40 am

I like this blog: http://10-pointreview.blogspot.com/2012/06/moonrise-kingdom-wes-anderson-2012.html

I was in the middle of BOTTLE ROCKET and went to look at what people were saying about the new Anderson film. I think I Googled "Wes Anderson self-indulgent" and found my way to that.
Back to top Go down
Hilly KCMG
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 5297
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : powerless

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:55 am

Heck of a term to Google. Reminds me of whenever I try searching some actor there's always the option of their name and 'gay' tacked on.
Back to top Go down
Control
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 5137
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : Slumber, Inc.

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:24 am

I was putting together a post about Leni Riefenstahl earlier for my blog and came across this interview:
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/arts-entertainment/film/general-17/leni-riefenstahl-in-her-own-words.html

Very interesting, although it's naturally focused on her ties to Hitler, rather than her filmmaking.

I believe she was around 60 in that interview. Gorgeous woman.
Back to top Go down
Jack Wade
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2014
Member Since : 2011-03-15
Location : Uranus

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:35 am

Video essay on the religious allegory and the concepts of life and death in the Toy Story films:

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/leon-thomas/renegade-cut/36196-renegade-cut-death-and-toy-story
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:39 am

Jack Wade wrote:
Video essay on the religious allegory and the concepts of life and death in the Toy Story films:

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/leon-thomas/renegade-cut/36196-renegade-cut-death-and-toy-story

Well, there's something I hadn't considered. laugh
Back to top Go down
The White Tuxedo
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 6062
Member Since : 2011-03-14
Location : ELdorado 5-9970

PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:48 am

http://blogs.indiewire.com/pressplay/from-russia-with-love-is-not-unsophisticated-you-are

Brings up FRWL, but it's about a bigger issue. As for the article, I'd say it raises a good point, and could have gotten more mileage out of it. I was reading it, and it suddenly ended.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Film Articles & Interviews Thread   

Back to top Go down
 
Film Articles & Interviews Thread
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bond And Beyond :: Beyond :: Film News & Film Discussion-
Jump to: