January 19, 2018
So NTU are starting a BA Hons Filmmaking course that I’ll be teaching on and talking about periodically about here. Applications are proving very strong. Starts in October of this year.
The focus is writing, producing and directing
Super excited to be teaching filmmaking for most of my week once it kicks in.
March 18, 2016
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 450 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.
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February 27, 2015
Working through films that I’ve recorded over the years on my set top box and not gotten around to seeing so last night was Disgrace.
John Malkovich played the main character and I didn’t recognise any of the supporting players. Not read JM Coetzee’s Booker-prize winning book that the film was based on but film felt very disjointed and hard for me to get into and I guess it’s one of those books that was super complex to adapt as a film.
February 26, 2015
Saw this via ideastap via twitter
February 22, 2015
By coincidence got three music biographies from library recently
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Biog
Morrissey&Marr_The Severed Alliance
Read the Prince one over the weekend and it was much better than I thought, especially on the last 10/15 years. Now onto the Louis Armstrong one. Riccardi’s thesis is that Armstrong was unfairly popped at by critics in his later years and that critics either hadn’t followed his career or were wilfully using their ennui to have a go. The Morrissey/Marrs one I saw when I was returning the Prince one. Never a Smiths fan but it looked good so figured why not.
February 19, 2015
Mark Cousins has written a provocative article in Sight & Sound magazine about film schools.
50 weeks, new project/focus every week.
see it here
Lots of good ideas
February 11, 2015
In award season I’ve been watching a number of the nominated films but had that horrible experience recently of my set top box nearly running out of space and not recording MOTD so been working my way through the films I’ve recorded ages ago and not gotten around to seeing so saw
Another Year Poster
The Way Back
Enjoyed them all. the introductory shot of Imelda Staunton near the opening shot was just like Lost In translation’s opening shot right? I wonder how much more of her story was shot that we never got to see.
Tyrannosaur was good and for me deserved all the plaudits, looking forward to his next directorial film.
Way back- Peter Weir’s had a really interesting mix of films and again his work is something that I enjoy watching.