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Recode: The film producer who made Whiplash missed out on La La Land because of a missed lunch – Jason Blum is a sharp guy, but Hollywood is also a game of luck.
How lenses change the shape of a face
Vox: 7 reasons Hollywood doesn’t make romantic comedies anymore – Another reason: Romance has changed in the age of Tinder, and no filmmakers have yet cracked the code for how to make entertainment that reflects this. Challenge issued.
Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters Share Worst Studio Notes: ‘So Where Are the White People?’ – The art of deflecting bad notes is what separates the A-list screenwriters from the B-list.
TrueFilm subreddit: Kubrick on Mankind: A Proposed Watching Order – You could even skip Fear & Desire and the short films and get a very strong program.
A short introduction to cinematography by Luke Valadie
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. –Pedro Almodovar