In Their Words – Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them. You have Woody Allen and Paul Mazursky making films about Jewish-Americans, you have Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola making films about Italian-Americans and you have Spike Lee and John Singleton making films about African-Americans. Who is making films about Irish-Americans?” –Edward Burns Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Their Words – Sunday, January 27, 2013

“The script always serves only as a basis or springboard for the shooting to come. I invent as I need to when filming, especially as I take into account location, weather, and light, and perhaps above all as I re-think the dramatic necessities of the narrative—what has to happen, that is, as opposed to what might happen. This is the way I work on each of my films.” –Luchino Visconti Continue reading In Their Words – Sunday, January 27, 2013

Movie Beat – 01.25.13

There seems to be a theme among January releases: Gangster Squad, The Last Stand, The Baytown Outlaws, and now Hansel & Gretel all are chock-full of scenes of excessive gun violence and a fetishism for the weapons. Seems a tad out of touch of what has happened very recently in our nation. Then again, none of these movies could have predicted that. I suppose it’s just a case of wrong time, wrong place. There are a few other movies in release this week, but we kick things off with the aforementioned gun violence picture of the week. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – … Continue reading Movie Beat – 01.25.13

In Their Words – Wednesday, January 23, 2013

“Everyone who has had in his hands a piece of film to be edited knows by experience how neutral it remains, even though a part of a planned sequence, until it is joined with another piece, when it suddenly acquires and conveys a sharper and quiet different meaning than that planned for it at the time of filming.” –Sergei Eisenstein Continue reading In Their Words – Wednesday, January 23, 2013