Monday, 19th August 2019

An Ernst Look at Mr. Lubitsch

Posted on 13. Dec, 2015 by in Directors

An Ernst Look at Mr. Lubitsch

This small, energetic, and still youthful man never has the time. He is forever on the go, always busy with projects, ideas, and work, and always ready to absorb new activities. Always and wherever art is. When I met him at a careening and pitching coffeehouse at the busiest hour of the day, and told […]

The Best Advice I Can Offer by Werner Herzog

Posted on 13. Aug, 2015 by in Directors

The Best Advice I Can Offer by Werner Herzog

Psychologists have long championed the idea that the ability to remember and integrate experiences is a central component of creative work. In Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (public library) — the same wide-ranging beast of an interview that gave us the legendary filmmaker’s thoughts on creativity, self-reliance, and how to make a living […]

Stanley Kubrick’s Voice

Posted on 08. Dec, 2013 by in Directors, Rediscover

Stanley Kubrick’s Voice

“People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved with an abstraction.” In the spring of 1965, the physicist and prolific author Jeremy Bernstein wrote a short piece for The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” about of 37-year-old director Stanley Kubrick, who was accelerating towards the […]

Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by in Directors

Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

“…only things that are creative and not destructive… hatred is wasted energy.”   The secret of happiness and purpose endures as our highest aspiration. From its science and psychologyto its geography to its empirical application, we go after it with ceaseless zeal. In this brilliantly wise and articulate short excerpt from an archival interview, the great Alfred Hitchcock shares his definition of happiness — a […]

AmeriKazan, Elia Kazan.

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by in Directors, Rediscover

AmeriKazan, Elia Kazan.

Amid extraordinary controversy at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999, Elia Kazan was belatedly presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career as a director of American films. Despite the protests regarding his “friendly” testimony at the HUAC hearings in 1952, there was never any question that Kazan’s cinematic accomplishments merited the long-overdue award. […]

Why Wai & Hong Kong Cinema Lead The Way.

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by in Directors

Why Wai & Hong Kong Cinema Lead The Way.

Margaret Pomeranz speaks to Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai about his extensive filmmaking career, covering films such as CHUNGKING EXPRESS, FALLEN ANGELS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and his most recent film 2046. WONG KAR WAI: I was born in Shanghai and I came to Hong Kong when I was five. So one of […]

Kiarostami On Kiarostami

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by in Directors, Festivals

Kiarostami On Kiarostami

A Conversation with Iranian director Addas Kiorastami. Kiarostami spoke in Persian and Mahdi translated his responses for the audience. The following is the full transcription of this dialogue. Bill Horrigan: Let me start with a funny story. This afternoon Mr. Kiarostami came to the Wexner Center and we went through the four galleries, one painting, […]

Irvin Kershner The Sequel’s King

Posted on 01. Dec, 2010 by in Directors

Irvin Kershner The Sequel’s King

The man who directed Empire Strikes Back, is dead. This is old news. But I wanted to make some notes since I’ve been a geek about the films forever. Some say Empire is the only good Star Wars film. Others say it’s their favorite because, like any good story, the second act is when characters […]

Interview with Saudi Film Director, Abdullah Al Eyaf

Posted on 22. Feb, 2010 by in Directors

Interview with Saudi Film Director, Abdullah Al Eyaf

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat- ‘Cinema 500 km’ by Saudi director Abdullah Al Eyaf summarizes the story of the Saudi youth and the cinema industry known as the seventh art. Some people consider the symbolic distance referred to in the title optimistic. The docufilm, ‘Cinema 500 Km’ is director Al Eyaf’s first production. It presents a daring […]

An Interview With John Woo

Posted on 11. Jan, 2008 by in Directors

An Interview With John Woo

John Woo, one of Hong Kong’s most famous and respected action directors, has long been a cult favorite in the United States. Known for his breathtakingly choreographed action sequences featuring balletic shoot-outs and spurting exit wounds, Woo’s films are also often tragic and sentimental, engaging with themes of loyalty and honor and the place of […]


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