In Their Words – Sunday, April 7, 2013

“There’s something in my heart that isn’t yet fulfilled. Maybe it’s a sickness. But I’m definitely not satisfied. It’s not to do with money – I’m richer than I ever thought I would be. It’s not fame – I’m more famous than I’ve ever been. It’s something else. Something personal. I would like to leave ten films that I have written, original work. That would satisfy this itch.” –Francis Ford Coppola Continue reading In Their Words – Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Archers

The study of cinema is the study of directors, or more accurately, the study of auteurs. Single visions brought to life via a committee. Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, John Ford, all of these names immediately pop into our minds when we think of directors. Their films are connected through common motifs, iconic imagery, recurring themes, and most importantly, a singular vision captured. One man helming the show. The problems with this idea is simple, cinema is quite possibly the most collaborative form of artistic expression. Both a blend of consumer oriented marketing and genuine emotional pathos, it takes a village of hundreds, sometimes … Continue reading The Archers

In Their Words – Tuesday, November 13, 2012

“It seems that, no matter what is happening to me in my personal life, I am always thinking about my work without even knowing it. The phenomenon resembles some kind of karma. In fact, my having become a film director, and having persevered in this profession thus far, really must be either a reward or a punishment for something I did in a former life.” -Akira Kurosawa Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, November 13, 2012