I ran across this video a few years ago and found it very prescient of the landscape of today’s media technology . I forgot about it until I heard Gene Youngblood died. He and George talk about how hard it is to get into “Hollywood” and that technology will allow everybody to make films, with […]
Tag: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick: I read Eisenstein’s books at the time, and to this day I still don’t really understand them. The most instructive book on film aesthetics I came across was Pudovkin’s Film Technique, which simply explained that editing was the aspect of film art form which was completely unique, and which separated it from all other art forms.
ARRI IIC and lenses from the LACMA Kubrick exhibit. Some of the questions are in French. Click on the arrows in the lower right to make full screen.
From the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. … Trumbull drives me a short distance from his home to a full-size soundstage and escorts me into a screening room that he has constructed to meet his ideal specifications: a wide wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling curved screen, with surround sound, steeply rigged stadium seating and a 4K […]
The recent controversy about what Andy Serkis said about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Scarlett Johansson’s performance in Her are both indications of the rise of the “Virtual Actor.” After seeing the fascinating trailer, I am looking forward to seeing this film. Please note the Fleischer and Kubrick comments in the interview selections below. From the website for The […]
Roger Ebert Interviews Arthur C. Clarke
Above spaceship Discovery model at the LACMA Kubrick exhibit (app here). The exhibit is traveling the world. Photo by Steve. Arthur C. Clarke also wrote about the geosynchronous satellite in the October 1945 issues of Wireless World. That is why the area where geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth is called the Clarke Belt. “In March of 1997, film critic Roger […]
Great minds think alike. Facing the Void. From American Cinematographer.