Thoughts On Idaho Transfer and THX 1138

The following is an essay about the science fiction films Idaho Transfer and THX 1138, two similar films that I viewed in a college film class. I don’t know what to think after Idaho Transfer. Did they plan that ending? It honestly felt like they’d just painted themselves into a corner and had to stick a crazy sci-fi …

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8 Bizarre Movies Made By Bands

Musicians love directing movies. It’s an immutable truth. It seems as if every artist working at the peak of their abilities just can’t help but let that creative vigor cross-pollinate to other artforms, leaking into fashion, furniture design, business, cinema, and anything else that could make lots of money and a dope artistic statement to …

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Dog Day Afternoon – Master with Coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGuA39dHpX8&feature=youtu.be Overall response (2-3 paragraphs): Write an overall response to your film in 2-3 paragraphs: Were you successful at achieving what you set out to achieve? What are you proud of? What would you do differently if you could remake this piece? What did you learn? I wanted to focus purely on directing this time …

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Killing Them Softly – Master with Coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGZkr53nxk Overall response (2-3 paragraphs): Write an overall response to your film in 2-3 paragraphs: Were you successful at achieving what you set out to achieve? What are you proud of? What would you do differently if you could remake this piece? What did you learn? I was happy to make this film and felt …

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One Shot Reproduction – Sunset Boulevard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XJyOhz3rSg Director's Reflection Overall response (2-3 paragraphs): Write an overall response to your film in 2-3 paragraphs: Were you successful at achieving what you set out to achieve? What are you proud of? What would you do differently if you could remake this piece? What did you learn? I think the film turned out okay. …

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One Shot Dramatic Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWFzsHKUQpI Director's Plan What is the overall story—the beginning, middle, and end—of this event? In filming a ride-along with an officer, anything could happen – the beginning will likely be us in the car, the middle I will follow the officer out of the car, the end will be the conclusion of whatever altercation happens. …

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Solaris – Shot for Shot Recreation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE90WdQRTW0 What film or TV show is this from? Solaris (1972) – Andrei Tarkovsky Do you have the actual script of the film—not a transcript? No, but Jeff and I discussed the possibility of my writing an English version of the script. There does exist an official translation, but the book it appears in is …

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The Deal

Director's Plan 1. What is the story—the beginning, middle, and end—of this film in three or four sentences? In other words, what happens as the story starts, through the rising action, and as it ends? I wrote a short screenplay for the idea I had. I’ll include a short synopsis afterwards if you’re pressed for …

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