I loved Birdman, but to me, the movie that deserved the 2015 Best Picture Oscar was Boyhood. It’s a cinematic wonder. Yesterday the trades mentioned that writer-director Richard Linklater might be directing an equally exciting project: Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a movie based on a novel by Maria Semple and adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars). So what better time to feature this video tribute to Linklater.
Our lives are so enriched by filmmakers like Richard Linklater.
Edited by Joel Walden.
HT to Indiewire for the link.
A new monthly TV series from CUNY called “Science Goes to the Movies”. In this debut episode, the hosts discuss Birdman, The Theory of Everything and Interstellar.
For the series site, go here.
Plus Adam Scott, Miles Teller and Bill Hader. Good stuff!
This is awesome!
All you budding filmmakers out there, this is a terrific video and a great education on how to stage camera shots from none other than Steven Spielberg from the movie Jaws. From the Vimeo site of filmmaker Antonios Papantoniou:
One interesting thing to note is how few shots Spielberg employs, using them over and over again. Simple directing, clean visuals that put the emphasis on the characters. I think this Spielberg kid has got a bright future ahead of him!
HT to The Film Stage for the link.
“Really, I’m looking out and I don’t recognize any of you.”
Lisa Kudrow killed.
Congrats, writers, on a job well done for an awards ceremony seen by literally dozens of people… after the fact.
This is short, but gives us an idea of how incredibly elaborate the planning and execution was to create the single take feel of the movie Birdman.
Incredible cinematic achievement, this movie.
From the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2015:
Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, a program celebrating the craft of filmmaking, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who epitomize the spirit of independence in American cinema—in conversation with critic Leonard Maltin.
Here is the nearly 90-minute video:
Via First Showing.