Sunday Bookmarks (Feb. 14-20)

  True Grit Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks About His “Shot of the Year”Deakins is a cinematographer’s cinematographer—the type who writes detailed responses on super fans’ discussion boards, sharing technical specs (“a 1K pup [without a lens] and two Tweenies coming through the window”), giving credit when it’s due (“Nancy Haig and I tested a number...

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Bookmarks for November 23-30th

What we’ve been reading over the past week or so. A Top 10: Lengthy Tracking ShotsFrom Godard to Scorsese. Showy Shots abound. There are plenty more to add (feel free to suggest in the comment, I am surprised they left out the big D.W. Griffith shot in Intolerance. Or for that matter, The Protector, Brazil, Serenity, Boogie Nights, Satantango, etc. etc....

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Vancouver Enters The Room

Tommy Wiseau has been making quite the splash around these parts lately. Kurt and I chatted about the film in an earlier episode of the Cinecast and just recently, there was more talk about Wiseau’s cult favourite. I never imagined the opportunity would arise to see the film for myself but here we are, a screening all our own in Vancouver. The Room will...

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Cinecast Episode 134: The Asymptote of Mainstream

Episode 134: So much for the Gabba Gamble being around to rescue the show. With Andrew recuperating from Lollapalooza it’s up to Kurt and Marina to keep the show on the road. Starting with Chan-Wook Park’s uncategorizable Thirst along to Near Dark, Innocent Blood and vampires in general, eventually landing in romantic comedy territory with a revisit...

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