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When the nice folks at MakingOf.com asked me to introduce this “behind the scenes” short film put together by my friend and Hello Lonesome associate producer Mark Rosenberg I thought I would try something different than the usual indie film stats.*
Behind the development and production of any film is a massive collection of choices. I thought it might be cool if I listed a random sampling of the choices I made making Hello Lonesome and why. In no particular order whatsoever, you know, for entertainment value:
Choice: No dollys, cranes, or steadicams, really no grip equipment whatsoever.
Why: I told myself that it would make the film more intimate and personal, but really, on our budget we couldn’t afford the equipment, or the crew to use it.
Choice: Two Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Why: They came with the Manhattan location. Either I had to hide 300 lbs of dog »
The IMDb250. A list of the top 250 films as ranked by the users of the biggest internet movie site on the web. It is based upon the ratings provided by the users of the Internet Movie Database, which number into the millions. As such, it’s a perfect representation of the opinions of the movie masses, and arguably the most comprehensive ranking system on the Internet.
It’s because of this that we at HeyUGuys (and in this case we is myself and Barry) have decided to set ourselves a project. To watch and review all 250 movies on the list. We’ve frozen the list as of January 1st of this year, find it here. It’s not as simple as it sounds, we are watching them all in one year, 125 each.
This is our 22nd update and my next five films watched for the project. I had a few »
- Gary Phillips
At Sunday's 82nd Annual Academy Awards show, one thing on a lot of people's minds was 3-D. The David v. Goliath showdown in the Best Picture category -- Kathryn Bigelow's tense, Iraq War-set soldiers story up against James Cameron's 'game-changing' 3-D sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" -- was in many ways a contest of new technology versus tried-and-true methods of filmmaking. "Locker" emerged victorious, but 3-D is nonetheless on the rise, with multiple studios prepping or converting their upcoming features into 2-D/3-D releases.
MTV's Josh Horowitz was on the red carpet before that race was decided, and he put the question to "Inglourious Basterds" filmmaker Quentin Tarantino: would he be interested in doing a "ginormous" 3-D blockbuster, a la "Avatar"?
The director replied that he wouldn't do "a ginormous 3-D movie," but he's a fan of the format. "Actually, one of my favorite movies [of 2009] was 'My Bloody Valentine 3-D, »
- Adam Rosenberg
3 items from 2010
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