Category Archives: Reactions

Vilmos Zsigmond in Conversation

On October 12, 2013, at the Grand Action in Paris, I attended a talk with renowned cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. It was moderated by Pierre Filmon. Most of the exchange focused on his work on three films: The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s … Continue reading

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John Hughes really was Peter Pan, until 1987

This week, I stumbled upon a Breakfast Club audio commentary done after John Hughes’ death.  In it, Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall share stories about Hughes.  They marvel together at how plugged in to teen life he was.  To … Continue reading

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Stanley and Iris

I am a big fan of Martin Ritt’s Norma Rae, and this week, I saw his Stanley and Iris for the first time. I loved this film.  Ordinary people who do extraordinary things.  It’s also a film about the unlikely … Continue reading

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Lynch: Not Moving the Story Forward

I have had a strange relationship with David Lynch’s films.  For many years, I rated my favorites of his work as Elephant Man and The Straight Story.  The lover of good narrative that I am, I had a hard time … Continue reading

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Stephen King “On Writing”

This book was recommended to me by my friend Mathias, who swears by it as the only useful book on writing. I grabbed a copy at my local public library (can you imagine, a French public library had it in … Continue reading

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