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directingfilm:

Kurt Russell & John Carpenter struggle to define vision.

(via Cinephilia and Beyond and filmschoolthrucommentaries)

directingfilm:

Quentin Tarantino tries to define vision based on Terry Gilliam’s advice.

(via Cinephilia and Beyond and filmschoolthrucommentaries)

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
~ Stanley Kubrick (via directingfilm)

directingfilm:

A Bittersweet Life has assembled this most-excellent collection of director sentiments:

A filmmaker’s style is the foundation of a good film. Sixteen filmmakers from different parts of the world and different time periods share their insight on this essential element of cinema. Their words…

directingfilm:

The Long Take 
I’m a fan of the long take. It takes tremendous confidence for a director to commit to what’s happening right in front of their eyes. For me, the specific issue is pacing: are you sure the rhythm of this particular scene will cut well with the scene you shot two days ago?
If you commit to the long take, you can’t cut out of it, after all.
Pacing within the frame is how you establish the pace of the overall edit. I have worked with too many directors that get focused on the dialogue and ignore the quality and speed of the action that the actor is taking. The end result is a scene that feels plastic.
~ü
[Graphic: Vashi Nedomansky]

directingfilm:

The Long Take 

I’m a fan of the long take. It takes tremendous confidence for a director to commit to what’s happening right in front of their eyes. For me, the specific issue is pacing: are you sure the rhythm of this particular scene will cut well with the scene you shot two days ago?

If you commit to the long take, you can’t cut out of it, after all.

Pacing within the frame is how you establish the pace of the overall edit. I have worked with too many directors that get focused on the dialogue and ignore the quality and speed of the action that the actor is taking. The end result is a scene that feels plastic.

[Graphic: Vashi Nedomansky]

remediosthebeauty:

A hotel in Marseille, called the Attrap Rêves, consists of transparent pods that are set in beautiful and natural settings which allow guests to sleep in these eco-friendly spaces and feel fully immersed in the surrounding environment.

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lareviewofbooks:

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LARB is leading the conversation on David Foster Wallace, with pieces this week on his depression, the influence of math on his writings, a roundtable discussion, and his essay collection Both Flesh and Not.

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