Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
A docu-drama about filming From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). Sarah Kelly takes a non-union film crew onto the set and on location near Barstow of this independent, non-union production. Camaraderie and a constant eye on the shooting schedule dominate interactions. Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney mug for Kelly's camera; Robert Rodriguez, Juliette Lewis and Fred Williamson talk about craft; we watch scenes being shot; and Kelly asks crew members why they do what they do. Also, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees protests the non-union status of 'From Dusk Till Dawn', executive producer Lawrence Bender tells his side, and Kelly talks to a Variety reporter and others. What's the nature of an indie film?Written by
Well, not physically in it, but I'm there in spirit. The brief clip they show of Tarantino and Robert R. at the 1995 Fangoria Convention was the part where I should have been seen in. I was in the front row to the right of the stage, just outta camera range dangit!
But I digress, this is an amusing trifle of a movie. It's a documentary about the making of the flick From Dust Till Dawn. It has some amusing bits like the opening scene with Tarantino and Clooney doing a badass walk to the movie set and being besieged by fans. I also liked the brief interview with my fave blaxploitation movie star, Fred Williamson. But to be honest this film has a pretty thin premise. To be brutally honest this film is based on a thinner premise than a movie based on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Ouch!
The filmmakers needed to take a few tips from the makers of Truth Or Dare on how to liven up a documentary. Later once again alligator...
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