'You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.' Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Getting started with Tarkovsky

Those of you studying film at A2 level will be lucky enough to consider at least one film by Andrei Tarkovsky. The useful Open Culture site has an interesting series on famous directors’ first – often student – films, and it recently covered the first films of Tarkovsky. What better place to start getting to know his films than right at the beginning?

Also, don’t miss the Tarkovsky-inspired film made by Tyler Moore for his A2 film studies coursework.

Tags: , ,

Posted: July 4, 2012

Nora Ephron: mainstream feminist?

There’s been a lot written about Nora Ephron recently following her death. Many writers are keen to point out her value as a feminist role model. Elaine Showalter’s ‘My Hero’ article from The Guardian is a good starting point, but do look at the other articles on Nora Ephron, especially those from around the 27th June 2012.

Tags: , ,

Posted: July 4, 2012

Advice from Billy Wilder

Here’s some excellent advice on how to approach filmmaking from Billy Wilder, the best director ever (and if you don’t believe it have a good look at his imdb page).

Tags: ,

Posted: March 28, 2012