No one is required to be a genius, but everyone is required to participate. – Phillipe Starck The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now. – Ancient Kenyan Proverb, Anonymous
Just as I suspected – traunched out. The English painter, Francis Bacon, once said: “I’m horribly excited”. To which, David Sylvester asked: “Horribly excited about what, Francis”? Bacon replied: “I’m horribly excited about nothing”. So much for existentialism… I painted four Picasso’s after I’d seen the Julian Schnabel Picasso re-make over the mantle in theContinue reading “Two Picasso’s. 27 Oct 2009.”
There is something eerily beautiful about the lighting thrown-off at a late night gas station. Sort of Kubrickesque.
WILL REPOST VIDEO – BACK IN EDITING BAY This is test footage using various camera mounting systems. The hope was that it would be transferrable for some helicopter tracking shots. On second thought — I don’t think so… That was BBC 1 audio playing while footage was taken – a complete subset. We don’t wantContinue reading “Test: Opening Credit Roll. Il Fait. 14 Oct 2009.”
Let’s choose this one and be done with it. Right, Christian? I kept trying to plant the audio from the “Christian Bale On-Set-Blow-Up-Rant” that made the rounds not long ago into this post – but couldn’t get the audio formatting right. It is in the spirit of that rant, that I present these film posters…Continue reading “Art Department. vaughan + studio. Scene A12 DAY EXT. Take 32. 13 Oct 2009.”
I saw the German film “Baader-Meinhof Komplex” yesterday. There was a scene in which a group of the RAF kill a German cabinet Minister in his home. As they are leaving the voice-over says: “…the Minister had no problem sending countless soldiers to their deaths in wars – but was dumbfounded when confronted with theContinue reading “Baader-Meinhof Komplex. The Film. 12 Oct 2009.”
I was beginning to worry for a moment that the only places that could appreciate the Kenyans were foreign countries. It’s really incredible having it screen in Santa Fe. OK. So, checklist: A. You get to film in Santa Fe, NM, B. you get to use great industry personnel, C. you get a 25% productionContinue reading “Added: Santa Fe Film Festival. 10 Oct 2009.”
This a photo that U.S. photographer, Laura Wilson, took of U.K. cinematographer, Roger Deakins, on the set of “No Country for Old Men” and sent to me. We had lunch in Dallas and I told her that every time I turned on cable there was a film that Mssr Deakins had been DP on.