Approaching the Tyrannosaur Paddock
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Currently co-writing Massive Chalice for Double Fine Productions.

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Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio D’Ospina

Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 8:03 AM
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The Professional (1981). Russian poster for the 1991 re-release.


The Professional (1981). Russian poster for the 1991 re-release.

Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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García Márquez: Has your method also been that intuitive when you have adapted Shakespeare or Gorky or Dostoevsky?

Kurosawa: Directors who make films halfway may not realize that it is very difficult to convey literary images to the audience through cinematic images. For instance, in adapting a detective novel in which a body was found next to the railroad tracks, a young director insisted that a certain spot corresponded perfectly with the one in the book. “You are wrong,” I said. “The problem is that you have already read the novel and you know that a body was found next to the tracks. But for the people who have not read it there is nothing special about the place.” That young director was captivated by the magical power of literature without realizing that cinematic images must be expressed in a different way.

García Márquez: Can you remember any image from real life that you consider impossible to express on film?

Kurosawa: Yes. That of a mining town named Ilidachi [sic], where I worked as an assistant director when I was very young. The director had declared at first glance that the atmosphere was magnificent and strange, and that’s the reason we filmed it. But the images showed only a run-of-the-mill town, for they were missing something that was known to us: that the working conditions in (the town) are very dangerous, and that the women and children of the miners live in eternal fear for their safety. When one looks at the village one confuses the landscape with that feeling, and one perceives it as stranger than it actually is. But the camera does not see it with the same eyes.

Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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"Our fundamental view of the world is measured by who we are today and who we’ve been, and that’s not going anywhere. It’s only expanding throughout our lives. It’s always profound and inescapable how we perceive the world through that viewpoint."
Richard Linklater talks about finding the emotion in the passage of time in his new film Boyhood, which was filmed over 12 years. Read our full, in-depth interview with the director here. (via thedissolve)
Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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Doctor Strange commission by Fred Hembeck based on a John Byrne/Terry Austin pinup in Indiana Jones #1

Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:22 AM
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Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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"Comics are expensive. Don’t make me resent the money I spend buying yours. Every single moment in your script must either move the story along or demonstrate something important about the characters — preferably both — and every panel that does neither is a sloppy waste of space."
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Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). Poster by Hans Hillmann.


Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). Poster by Hans Hillmann.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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Financers have not gotten to the place yet where they are looking at me as somebody who is there to maximize their return. They are looking at me more like somebody who is… “He’s a guy with odd ideas.” What I’ve learned is that the content of the film is almost irrelevant. It’s really the presentation of that content. It’s my responsibility to make them the film they can sell.

But the truth of the matter is, unless you’ve got your hands on one of a handful of properties, unless you’ve got Transformers, unless you’ve got Batman, unless you’ve got Marvel, you’ve got to make your own luck. We’ve proven time, and time, and time again that your own luck can be made from the strangest of places.

It’s really just knowing right from the beginning how we’re going to present that narrative. What’s in the film doesn’t really matter. What’s in the film is secondary to getting people to see it. If you can convince people that it’s a good film before they’ve come to see it, the film will succeed regardless of its quality.

So my mission in life is to tell two stories at the same time. It’s the movie I’m making, but it’s also the story of, “This is why we want you to come and see this movie.”

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 7:59 AM
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America’s Children 1850-1930

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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