Rod Serling's introduction to his 1957 book 'Patterns' is a must-read for screenwriters, and a good read for anyone with creative pursuits.Read More
Earlier this, year Edie Falco sat down for a fascinating conversation on her career.Read More
Artists take time to develop. With Beyonce, we have been lucky to witness that development first hand.Read More
With the release of a new 'Blade Runner' short film, we explore the appeal of the 1982 original.Read More
Phil Abraham is a director and cinematographer, who has worked on 'The Sopranos,' 'Mad Men' and 'Daredevil' (Netflix series).Read More
20 years ago this month, Sean Combs released his album, 'No Way Out' - the first album I ever owned.
I have been listening to hip hop ever since.Read More
"It allows you to hold shots longer. Capturing detail in a frame is a powerful storytelling tool. When you’re cutting it together, there is the feeling that you want to give the audience time to scan the whole image. You tend to cut a little bit slower, let things play out a little bit longer..."Read More
Happy 40th, Kanye West!
While Kanye is well-known as a great emcee, I've always admired and found inspiration from his work as a producer.
The following is a playlist of 25 select tracks that he produced for others.Read More
“I still got the hunger pains from my apartment / when me and 9th was broke, splitting cans of StarKist”
— Phonte, "The Animal"
Hip-hop producer 9th Wonder's name has been back in music news lately, and for good reason - he produced "DUCKWORTH" off Kendrick Lamar's latest album.Read More
“I never remember plots in movies. I remember how they make me feel and I remember emotions and I remember visual things that I’ve seen, but my brain can never connect the dots of how things go together.”
— Paul Thomas Anderson
I saw Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Army of Shadows' at Film Forum in the summer of 2015, and I mostly recall the plot. It is about the French Resistance, and explores the emotional and physical tolls of espionage. But what struck me most about the film - and still resonates with me today - is the quality of the imagery and the filmmaking.Read More
Michael Chapman - cinematographer of 'Taxi Driver' and Raging Bull' - in conversation with The Film Stage:
"Do you watch a lot of television, then?
I watch the Red Sox. But, no, I don’t. I watch a few things, but the last thing I watched passionately was The Sopranos, and that was some years ago. It seems, to me, that no one’s gotten to be as good as The Sopranos — so, until they do, why watch? I watch the Red Sox instead.
And The Sopranos was a beautiful-looking show.
Oh, it was beautiful in every way — not just 'looking.' In every possible way."Read More
Highlight reel from filmmaker Tari Wariebi.Read More