Akira Kurosawa’s 1990 film Dreams (Yume) is a collection of short segments, each depicting an individual dream. The first time I watched it, I fell asleep. It’s a remarkable depiction of what the experience of dreaming is like: slow-burning anxiety-driven plots that lack logic and occasionally escalate into nightmares, punctuated by moments of beauty and […]
A few years ago in film school, I had an assignment to make a movie using an old 16mm wind-up Bolex camera. I didn’t feel like making a normal narrative; instead, I lugged that clunky camera and a tripod around San Francisco and shot some timelapse footage. Mind you, I didn’t have any sort of […]
Besides being wonderfully charming, the tech behind this that hybridizes three dimensional computer animation with hand-drawn elements is really stellar.
I highly recommend Charlie Kaufman’s lecture that he delivered as part of a BAFTA series, regardless of if you are a screenwriter or teacher or garbageman. Kaufman is the writer of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine, and others. [The full length length lecture is the audio bit embedded beneath the video.]
I am not very familiar with the pre-Brosnan James Bond, which is to say I’m not familiar with James Bond at all. I’ve certainly enjoyed the Brosnan and Craig films. Casino Royale is a great spectacle and I am excited to see Skyfall. But there is an entire oeuvre of kitsch that I don’t really […]