Saturday, December 26, 2015

Is 70mm The Future of Film? Tarantino & P.T. Anderson Discuss on Christmas Eve

This 40-minute video is a Christmas present from the Gods of celluloid.

Here's a great chance to get a step closer to two great filmmakers as they discuss the evolution of film, 70mm and Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight. Check it out below, and then continue on for some takeaways:

"It actually might be film's saving grace. Film's last stand. Film's last night in the arena — and actually conquer."

Quentin: I didn't realize how much of a lost cause [35mm] was. At the same time I didn't realize to the same extent 70mm would be a drawing point. Not just to me and other film geeks. There is no intelligent argument to be had that puts digital in front of [70mm]. It actually might be film's saving grace. Film's last stand. Film's last night in the arena — and actually conquer.

Paul Thomas Anderson: It was something that we could grow outside just a specialized thing. I never for a second thought we'd have a legitimate 70mm run. It was clear that people were coming out for that more than the 35mm.

Happy holidaze everyone.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Watch Amy Schumer, Aaron Sorkin, & More Sit in a Room & Talk Screenwriting

A bunch of smart people in one room talking about something other than politics or Star Wars. Yes please.

For this year's THR Writer Roundtable, Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) talk about screenwriting — but the conversation doesn't end there. They discuss the nature of new media, journalism in the internet world, the cult of the amateur and their biggest lessons as screenwriters. Also, it's funny watching Aaron Sorkin defend himself against interviewer Stephen Galloway when he's accused of fudging facts on Steve Jobs. (26:16)

Check out the roundtable below, and continue on for some takeaways.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

'Inside Out' Screenplay Now Available For Your Consideration

After two years since their last film release — and three years since their last original story — Pixar reminded us of their imaginative genius and returned to form with Inside Out, the literal emotional journey of an eleven-year-old girl struggling with her family's move to a new town. And now, we can read the screenplay behind the film, thanks to Walt Disney Studios.

In case you missed the film this summer, here's the trailer for Inside Out:

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

When It Comes to Filmmaking, What Do You Struggle With the Most?

What's holding you back from making the film of your dreams?

I've been writing for this site for several years, and in that time, I've penned close to 700 articles. Some of them have been good. Others have been questionable. But the thing that ties them together is that I've largely written them for myself. They're born out of my curiosity about a particular topic, or they're a result of me sharing content that I like.

But here's the thing, this site isn't about me. Nor is it about any other writer. It's about you, the hundreds of thousands of filmmakers who come to this site to learn, to grow, to be inspired.

And that brings us back to the point of this article, which is to find out what you struggle with most when it comes to filmmaking. By having an understanding of your frustrations and roadblocks, we can begin tailoring our content to help you move forward.

So with that out of the way, here are a few questions for everybody.

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