Thing of the Week

Hello Film Reverie Listeners! It’s time for another Thing of the Week. This week we have a post from SlashFilm.com, Truffaut interviewing Hitchcock. 12 whole hours of it! Also, from Mentorless.com a post with Michael Arndt, of Little Miss Sunshine, and Toy Story 3 fame, talking about what he learned from his time at Pixar. Specifically what he learned about writing beginnings. And as usual, a crazy little short film called A Reasonable Request.

First up that 12 hours of Truffuat interviewing Hitchcock. We’re just starting to crack the surface of this audio but it’s pretty fascinating listening to two great filmmakers from another era talk about making movies, even though there is a French to English and English to French translator between them. It’s fascinating to listen to.

Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock

 

Second, that post from SlashFilm.com with Michael Arndt. We thought this was a great explanation that simplified the process of writing a great beginning, which Pixar does so well. Just thinking of the first 10 minutes of UP! makes me a little weepy.

HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 25: ***NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST*** Winner of Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for "Little Miss Sunshine" Michael Arndt poses in the press room during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michael Arndt

 

Last but not least, we have a quirky short film called A Reasonable request from director Andrew Laurich. What would you do for a million dollars?

 

That’s going to do it for this week. Make sure to check back often for other cool, filmmaker stuff. And don’t forget to check out Film Reverie, our weekly interview podcast where we talk to indie filmmakers about the process of filmmaking. In our most recent episode, we spoke with Lead Actress/Writer/Producer Michele Martin and her partner Producer/Director Charles Huddleston about their new film Blue. Find that episode here.

Until next time, go make something. Be well and have fun!

– Bekemeyer

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