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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2014, 12:43:07 PM »
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Nice! Thanks for uploading, these videos are wonderful to go back to every once in awhile.

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« Reply #91 on: May 02, 2014, 08:50:20 AM »
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http://www.dga.org/Events/2011/05-may-2011/Francis-Ford-Coppola.aspx



1998 DGA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Francis Ford Coppola was the subject of the Guild’s 75th Anniversary event on March 26. Coppola, the winner of two DGA Feature Film Awards (The Godfather and The Godfather Part II) and multiple nominations (The Conversation; Apocalypse Now; The Godfather Part III) was honored at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.

In addition to his DGA Award-nominated work, Coppola’s filmography includes Tetro, Youth Without Youth, The Rainmaker, Jack, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Cotton Club, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, One from the Heart, The Rain People, Finian’s Rainbow and his upcoming release Twixt Now and Sunrise. As a producer, Coppola worked to provide young independent filmmakers freedom from studio interference. He was also a pioneer of technological filmmaking advances like pre-visualization, word processing for screenplays, electronic editing and experimentation with high definition.

“Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time,” said DGA President Taylor Hackford in his welcome. “His work has helped shape contemporary cinema around the world.”

Coppola was joined onstage by directors P.T. Anderson (There Will Be Blood), Catherine Hardwicke (Red Riding Hood) and David O. Russell (The Fighter), for a conversation about the impact his films had on their own careers and others of their generation. Each of the directors presented clips from Coppola’s work to form the basis of their conversation. 75th Anniversary Advisory Committee Chair Michael Apted served as moderator.

“Francis’ influence lies not only in the awards he’s won or the films he’s directed, but also in the example he’s set for young directors,” said Apted.

Ever humble, the legendary director attributed much of his success to his creative collaborators. “Film is an ensemble,” said Coppola. “You’re the ringleader, but hopefully you have all of this wonderful work coming out of people whom you inspire, but also inspire you.”

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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #92 on: July 04, 2014, 09:54:57 AM »
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http://www.clickhole.com/theysaidwhat/find-out-what-pharrell-paul-thomas-anderson-and-de-436

PTA has a 'quote' in today's "They Said What" feature on Clickhole. Pretty amazing.

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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #93 on: July 14, 2014, 02:38:14 PM »
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Not a PTA interview per se, but a part one of a conversation between him and Jonathan Demme on Robert Downey Sr.’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace. I love the way how I'm such a PTA fanboy that him wiping his nose on his shirt or picking his nose, doesn't bother me...

http://video.klru.tv/viralplayer/2365287114/

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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #94 on: July 16, 2014, 04:17:21 PM »
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yeah, it's definitely worth watching but don't expect too much.
it's one of my favorites of his, but it's incredibly surrealist and silly, the closest thing i could liken it to would be 'el topo' toned down and americanized.

if you want a good starter and overall probaly his best film, go with 'POUND'.
the performances are amazing. its really weird, and it's shot like a play.
it's a little difficult to find, as far as i know, but worth the search. i don't know, maybe wilder has some info on a release??

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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2014, 05:51:14 PM »
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his best film, go with 'POUND'.
it's a little difficult to find, as far as i know, but worth the search. i don't know, maybe wilder has some info on a release??

For future reference, go to FilmAF, change the region drop-down menu to 'ALL', and it will return results showing blu-ray and DVD releases worldwide. Sometimes titles are changed overseas or are listed under their foreign translation, so searching by Director instead of Title can sometimes return more accurate results.

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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #96 on: October 05, 2014, 01:19:58 PM »
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Ok, so this masterclass will be up in a couple of days, but my twitter feed threw these at me and I had to share, I just had to, cos they made me smile and want to watch/make/play more movies, and Alex Cox is a hero not only for his movies, but also for his moviedrome show which was spot on and something I loved when I was a kid....

A snippet of the mighty moviedrome below...


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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #97 on: October 05, 2014, 06:17:15 PM »
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Watched the Grimes video. Meh.
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #98 on: October 05, 2014, 08:16:07 PM »
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Watched the Grimes video. Meh.

I don't understand it's voice. Had to mute. Video was shit. PTA trolling.
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #99 on: October 05, 2014, 09:01:47 PM »
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Hardly trolling. That shit is a good song. Not even a Grimes fan (or familiar with the director), though I've heard of her before.
Needless to say, it wasn't necessarily the highlight of the day.

My man Rodrigo Perez already posted a relatively in-depth review on The Playlist. Assuming it'll be up on FilmLinc's YouTube page soon, so that'll be good to relive. Good times, good crowd.

Here's the review: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/paul-thomas-anderson-at-nyff-5-influences-of-inherent-vice-plus-curated-clips-films-you-should-know-20141005
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #100 on: October 05, 2014, 09:14:39 PM »
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Watched the Grimes video. Meh.

I don't understand it's voice. Had to mute. Video was shit. PTA trolling.

He must have been using it to illustrate something very specific. Otherwise it doesn't make sense. Or he hasn't seen many music videos... and doesn't remember his own...
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2014, 09:32:06 PM »
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Pitchfork calls "Oblivion" the best song of the decade so far (which I guess is how you know it's not). Their write-up does shed some light on the meaning of the song.

It is a fairly profound/personal song in content... shame that the lyrics are so clunky and the tune is so forgettable.

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9466-the-top-200-tracks-of-2010-2014/10/

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If “Oblivion” says anything about our collective psyche at the midway point of a decade already defined by seismic, globe-altering revolutions, it’s that the personal will always be political. The song recounts a specific sexual assault (“One of the most shattering experiences of my life,” Grimes, who was born in Vancouver as Claire Boucher, told SPIN in 2012) by describing the psychic fallout: “And never walk about after dark/ It’s my point of view/ Because someone could break your neck/ Coming up behind you always coming and you’d never have a clue,” she lisps in her high, pinched voice. It’s a dazzling, paralyzing performance, in part because Boucher sounds almost playful, and in part because the skronking behind her—the song’s springy, propulsive synth line was one of 2012’s most unforgettable—indicates something other than victimization. “See you on a dark night,” Boucher repeats.

The song’s video, directed by Emily Kai Bock, features a tiny, pink-haired Grimes lip-syncing “Oblivion” at a McGill football game (and later at a motorcross rally), wearing skeleton gloves and clutching a plastic boom box. There aren’t many women hanging in the stands besides Boucher; one, darting up behind her, swats at the hood of Boucher’s sweatshirt, a vaguely combative gesture that somehow seems more goofy than aggressive. On the field, a squad of taut-bellied cheerleaders, their hair pulled back with candy-colored bows, soar forth and land. Grimes, mouthing the lyrics to “Oblivion,” dances the way people dance when no one is looking: a desexualized, mostly arrhythmic twitching that does not seem to be for the benefit of anyone else at all.

The particular kind of masculinity that gets amplified by organized sporting events—the same feral, drooling aggression Bill Buford made infamous in Among the Thugs, his harrowing account of hooliganism among English soccer fans—would be an easy target for a feminist with a video camera, but Grimes is received warmly by the crowd. In that sense, it is a triumph—of perseverance, if not humanity—and it feels consistent with her mission. The subversion of expectation is a part of Grimes’s founding aesthetic, and she frequently marries more defiant genres like noise and punk with propulsive pop production, outfitting her dissent in studio glimmer.  The melody can be so sweet as to feel bubblegum, and when Boucher sings a bit like “I will wait forever”–a line that always jumps out–“Oblivion” starts to seem like a very different kind of lament.

But what “Oblivion” ultimately offers is victory. It’s the sound of one woman turning personal devastation into not just a career-making single, but a lasting anthem of transformation.
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #102 on: October 06, 2014, 08:33:42 PM »
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Lel. I always liked the Grimes video and how spontaneous it seems. It has a idgaf quality to it. Also, it was shot on film. The song itself it okay.
anyway it was after i posted my first serious fanalysis. after the long post all he could say was that the main reason he wanted to see the master was cos of all the red heads.
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Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Reply #104 on: October 21, 2014, 02:01:10 PM »
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Anyone have an idea on when the Masterclass With PTA is going to be uploaded on youtube? :/
anyway it was after i posted my first serious fanalysis. after the long post all he could say was that the main reason he wanted to see the master was cos of all the red heads.
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