If you know the borderline bad blood that developed between former video store coworkers Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery during the production of Pulp Fiction, their joint acceptance speech at the Oscars is interesting. Notice how they’re sitting on opposite sides of the room with Avery off to himself and QT with the cast and producer of the film, Lawrence Bender. I don’t know the whole story between these two, but because I don’t, it’s interesting to speculate.
MAN OF STEEL
Just a taste of what the original “Star Wars” could’ve become had Kurt Russell been cast and George Lucas been allowed to keep his crappy dialogue.
You can read the entirety of George Lucas’ first draft of Star Wars here at Drew’s Script-O-Rama. Be forewarned – it’s awful!
Martin Scorsese may be the most fascinating individual I’ve ever heard talk about cinema in my life. Luckily, there is a large supply of video available in which he does exactly that – talk – about movies. Here is a short one separated into three clips. For more stuff like this, check out the two seminal documentaries A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies and My Voyage to Italy.
Also, here is a list from Listology of Martin Scorsese’s Top Twenty Favorite Films:
20. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov, 1964)
19. Senso (Visconti, 1954)
18. Satyricon (Fellini, 1969)
17. The River (Renoir, 1951)
16. Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)
15. The Last Emperor (Bertolucci, 1987)
14. In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
13. Gate of Hell (Kinugasa, 1953)
12. Cries and Whispers (Bergman, 1972)
11. Contempt (Godard, 1963)
10. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
9. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen, 1952)
8. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
7. The Red Shoes (Powell, 1948)
6. Phantom of the Opera (Lubin, 1943)
5. Moby Dick (Huston, 1956)
4. Leave Her to Heaven (Stahl, 1946)
3. Invaders from Mars (Menzies, 1953)
2. Duel in the Sun (Vidor, 1946)
1. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 1975)
This is another film gem online that I’ve enjoyed watching many times. Listen as arguably the most talented filmmaker of the American Independent Movement of the 1990′s eats pizza and talks about the craft. Enjoy!
Editor’s Note: I should probably mention that the content of this interview is definitely NSFW and extremely vulgar. Topics range from his films Hard Eight and Boogie Nights to the San Fernando porn industry with plenty of F bombs dropped in between. It’s still a fantastic interview! Just FYI.
Just something fun that I thought y’all should see. Enjoy!