10 8 / 2014

08 8 / 2014

Paul Newman in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

One of the first movies I ever saw him and I still adore it to this day.

(Source: jacquesdemys, via oldfilmsflicker)

29 7 / 2014

"I love the communal experience of going. I think we human beings rely on ritual to remind ourselves that we’re all connected so I love going to the theatre and just sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers."

Elizabeth Banks discusses what she loves about the movies.

(Source: littlewhitelies.co.uk)

27 7 / 2014

Via Indiewire: There is a lot of stuff coming out of Comic Con and all of it interesting… and now here is our first look at MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and it certainly looks very intense.

23 7 / 2014


Seven Samurai (dir. Akira Kurosawa — 1954)


Seven Samurai (dir. Akira Kurosawa — 1954)

(via truthandmovies)

22 7 / 2014

Via Indiewire: Fascinating article on how VOD is changing the game with theatrical releases.

21 7 / 2014

Via Indiewire: A great list of fall films to watch out in the coming months.

11 7 / 2014

"Well, for me, I get to enjoy many facets of things I love. There’s something novelistic, there’s absurdity, there’s music, there’s photography, the performing, the sound… For me, it’s an area where I can enjoy all these things at once and orchestrate them and use them to tell stories. I hope that answers your question… That’s the soundbite version!"

Gore Verbinksi talking with Little White Lies about what he loves about film.

(Source: littlewhitelies.co.uk)

05 7 / 2014

TV Tropes - Curse Cut Short
A character is part way through saying a rude word when they are abruptly interrupted. Another character may interrupt the speaker, the speaker may interrupt or cut off themselves, or there is simply a cut to another scene.

Classic for most TV shows really.

(Source: hoechloin, via jackfalalee)

30 6 / 2014


I read a LOT of spec TV pilots. And whilst many **end up** great, their writers often tie themselves up in terrible knots getting them written, slowing themselves down, especially when they often send out works in progress, left, right and centre AS WELL.

Yet it needn’t be this way, with just a little more preparation at foundation level. So here’s my 9 steps on how to get YOUR polished killer spec TV pilot on the page AND out there …

Excellent advice

20 6 / 2014


On the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel

19 6 / 2014

14 6 / 2014


Ross from Ikonic Films is on my site today with some great advice on how to make your microbudget film … without making it LOOK microbudget. I particularly like tip number 7, which I think is low budget filmmaking GOLD. Enjoy!

This is great. To all those interested in reading low budget filmmaking read this.

10 6 / 2014

Interesting press conference with the creative behind the quirky and weirdly hilarious the Grand Budapest.

07 6 / 2014