A fascinatingly painful article to read. Mostly because this mentality exists - and pervades a lot more of the world, & the industry, than it should in modern times.
[looks around at modern times]
Today @VanityFair published a chapter from Burn It Down: It’s a deep dive into what went wrong behind the scenes at #Lost. A number of people had a very, very difficult time while working on the drama & finally felt they could tell their stories. https://t.co/TfHCqluENA
1st off, there’s an insane amount of good stuff still. But 2nd: the creatives are still trying to make amazing stuff. And trust, they want you to see it!
But guess who it’s up to? 🥸
The loud cry I hear from wannabe scab screenwriters is “the quality of WGA writing hasn’t been good in ten years.” They say this without realizing, over that time, creative power on film & TV has, mostly, ceded to executives. We’re living in an era of Executive Auteurship. 1/
Show me the movie or television character you wanted to be growing up vs the one you feel like you became.
Show me the movie or television character you wanted to be growing up vs the one you feel like you became. https://t.co/FkfXHjYui9 https://t.co/pjKuxtEZUG
Great filmmaking primer!
Here’s how I used to explain camera blocking to students. I showed them this step-keyed animation scene staged in different ways. Often students, would present their scenes in a neutral way, often with poor composition and flat staging. Perhaps something like this - https://t.co/I4wmanqLiv
Quentin Tarantino says he will cast someone he hasn’t worked with before as the lead in his final film ‘THE MOVIE CRITIC’. “It’s going to be somebody in the 35 year-old ball park… I do have an idea of somebody I can imagine doing it really well.” (Source: Deadline) https://t.co/EY4lXeSm7l