Click here to watch an insightful, inspiring speech from John Cleese at Video Arts on Creativity. He reminds us of the value space, time, confidence, and humor have in our ability to tap into our full creative potential. Some of the ideas are present in Old School New School.
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Released today and documents a recent shoot in New York with jazz great McCoy Tyner.
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Shot Allen Moore March 31st for Old School New School. Allen is a world class cinematographer and one of Ken Burns’ go-to guys. In addition to Allen’s numerous independent work, he’s shot Florentine Films’ The Civil War, Baseball, National Parks and much more.
Allen is a very intellectual kind of guy. His thoughts on success, identity, and finding one’s place in the world will add a lot to the series. I hope to have some clips up soon.
Thanks to Allen and his family for letting us invade their beautiful home! And three cheers to DPs Jack Reybold and Phil Rosensteel for capturing the best light and a great conversation.
Earlier this month we shot the actor Tomas Arana in NYC for Old School New School. Moveigoers might recognize Tomas from his work as Quintus in Gladiator or as Lazarus in Scorsese’s Last Tempation of Christ. Tomas also works alot in Italy and regularly appears as Ricardo in the program Tutti Pazzi per Amore.
More about the shoot and Old School New School, click here!
The Conformist I needed to see because Vittorio Storaro rocks and the photography of this movie still takes my breath away! It always inspires. The time screening it though I developed more appreciation for the set designs. Pretty outstanding.
My friend Richard Kline sent me a DVD burn of Hucksters. He’s a retired cinematographer who’s turned to writing scripts. We talk often about cinematography, acting, and the craft of storytelling. For him, The Hucksters features quintessential acting. He challenged me to see if I could imagine any of todays leading actors pulling off what Gable, Kerr and Greenstreet did. I developed a new found respect for Clark Gable. There are some nice subtleties. Ava Gardner’s in it too, I think. Cute as ever. I didn’t care about the advertising game, but the love story between Gable and Kerr was great! Very touching.
“A writer writes, always.” A memorable line from Throw Momma from the Train.
Indeed, a writer is always writing, but what and how are they writing? John Truby, author of The Anatomy of Story, has a list of the 10 biggest mistakes that separate the amateur from the professional.
Check it out here! And when you do, watch the accompanying short, Omar, The Short … it’s great!