Five excellent video essays on the career of Stanley Kubrick from his days as a photographer for Look magazine through to his final film “Eyes Wide Shut”. Extremely well done and highly recommended!
While looking for an interview of Director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) I found this wonderful video of “Gus And Travis Talk Film” spending 15 minutes going over his very underrated career. Gus calls him one of his heroes and they are very well informed about his films.
This is one of the best things I could find about him online.
“Who cares about character? I make it go so fast nobody notices” – Michael Curtiz
Anthony Mann the director best known for his film noirs: T-Men (1947), Raw Deal (1948), Border Incident (1949), Side Street (1950) and the westerns he made with Jimmy Stewart: Winchester ’73 (1950), Bend of the River (1952), The Naked Spur (1953), The Far Country (1955), The Man from Laramie (1955) is interviewed in 1967 for a BBC series called “The Movies”. It is an excellent interview where Mann goes into detail about why movies are loved by audiences around the world, why it is such a powerful medium and why he likes shooting on location and not on soundstages.
Spike Lee celebrates his 57th birthday today. Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X are his most famous films but I like these three as well: Summer Of Sam, Clockers and 25th Hour.
Like Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese Spike Lee makes movies in and about New York city.