Part II – enjoy & comment.
First part of a series of informative selections from PTA and Philip Baker Hall together. PTA is a known cinephile who comes from the same camp as Quentin Tarantino. A man who had immersed himself in studying cinema by watching a plethora of films and utilized the knowledge gathered from laserdisc commentaries in the late 80′s and early 90′s to learn filmmaking on his own. Of course not many people know he had a leg up in the industry as much as he likes to milk the “non-film school” card, but one can still admire the dedication of learning the craft by being a sponge, soaking up all kinds of filmmaking information.
Here’s a video compilation I did for JoBlo.com of the most unexpected death scenes in cinema. There’s obviously a few missing – I was on a time limit so I tried to include the best ones. I wished to include one from Bonnie & Clyde for example – technically it does not fit since it was based on a true story, so we know the fate of the main characters, but cinematic presentation of it would definitely fit the video. Alas.
Enjoy, comment, whatever.
Wish me luck, I got a call back from NPR Music for an internship position shooting films.
Here it is, the first of a series of Ridley commentaries. Sorry, no video this time. Ridley’s discussions are always filled with good information on technical side of things as well as the industry. Devour it.
I wish to see more of you discussing these commentaries below in the comments – that’s always cool, but seems like a huge rarity. People just grab and go. Share some stories, expand upon ideas in these commentaries, etc.