Film Directors

IFH 121: Joshua Caldwell – The Art of the $6000 Feature Film

The Art of the $6000 Feature Film with Joshua Caldwell I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua Caldwell, a brother in “indie filmmaking” arms. He directed a $6000 feature film called LAYOVER, which World Premiered at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival where it was nominated for the New American Cinema Award. The story of how he…

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What is the French New Wave?

What is the French New Wave? French New Wave, which is also known as French Nouvelle Vague, can be considered as one of the most influential film movements that took place in the history of cinema. The ripples created by this cinematic movement can even be felt today. A group of critics, who wrote for…

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Let Stanley Kubrick Tell You Why Life is Worth Living

Read Stanley Kubrick’s Beautiful Answer to Why Life Is Worth Living If you look at Stanley Kubrick’s work like Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, and A Clockwork Orange, they’re not the most uplifting depictions of mankind, it would make sense to think of Stanley Kubrick as an intensely pessimistic human being. That would be a mistake, as this…

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Kubrick’s Lenses – The Ultimate Guide to the Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick’s Lenses – The Ultimate Guide to the Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick When you here the Stanley Kubrick you think of images. One of the many reasons Kubrick was such a remarkable filmmaker was that he came to the film industry after years working as a professional photographer for publications like Look magazine. There he learned about composition, light…

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Terrence Malick: Understanding The Enigmatic Filmmaking Master

Terrence Malick: The Enigmatic Filmmaking Master Legendary film director Terrence Malick’s films have been branded as radical re-evaluations of the current concepts of cinema like sound, image, narrative and character. Malick’s films happen to be intensely visual, unorthodox, and flourishing with natural scenery. Born in Ottawa Illinois, Terrence Malick’s parents were Irene and Emil A.…

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement to Direct Another Anime Feature

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement…Again! He’s Back! Three years after his “retirement” Studio Ghibli animation legend Hayao Miyazaki appears coming out of retirement and ready to return to feature filmmaking. Anime News Network reports that the legendary anime director revealed he wasn’t happy with the Computer Generated animated short he’s been directing on for the Studio Ghibli Museum…

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Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Guide to the Master Filmmaker

Stanley Kubrick – Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Style What is that elevates a filmmaker to a film master like Stanley Kubrick, or that elegant French word, auteur? In the vast majority of films that make it onto the big screen these days, it is the actors’ names which draw curious audiences above the director’s.…

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