The film that inspired more dystopian visions than any other in the last 50 years has somehow ended up on youtube in the original french. A film made using black and white photos apart from a single famous motion picture shot. Chris Marker was an extraordinary filmmaker whose work was the subject of a recent retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Oliver Reed teaches us the Heavy. Very funny!
This segment is really worth listening to, while its available on BBC Radio 4's "listen again". Various well known British actors talk about working in the USA, from doing the accent to the live to work attitude.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pgls8
I just got to watch the pre-selection for the 2013 Oscars in the Live Action Short Films category, in the theatre at the Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences in LA.My favorite right now is Asad. The best trailer is Buzkashi Boys.
The shortlist is 10 long and only 5 get nominated on January 15th. Here are the trailers;
The live action short films "9meter", "Henry" and "The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars" (with Julian Sand and Nastassja Kinski) have no trailers online yet.
Jack is filming in Los Angeles at the moment with last years Oscar winners, he is putting together a set of theatrical feature films with this year nominations. Two of the winners from last year are William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg's. William Joyce has also written Dreamwork's "The Rise of the Guardians". Here is the trailer for their short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" which won last years Oscar for best animated short.
Sydney Pollock (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was Sandford Meisner's assistant for 5 years, he went onto direct films such as Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Tootsie, The Interpreter and as producer for and actor in Michael Clayton. He talks here about working with actors using the Meisner technique and how Burt Lancaster picked up it.
Katie Mitchell speaks about using multimedia in the production "..some traces of her." I maybe really behind the curve here, but I have only just discovered the National Theatre's video resource of which this is one film. They have their own youtube channel which this film is on. There is an incredible amount of free information from vocal warm up techniques to behind the scenes interviews on lots of their productions.