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Lav Diaz‘s new short, The Day Before the End, is now streaming on Mubi.
The legendary Anna Karina stopped by The Criterion Collection closet ahead of her BAMcinematek talk last week:
Composer Hanan Townshend discusses working Terrence Malick at Little White Lies:
“I came to the University of Texas where I was studying music composition, and my professor sent me an email one day from one of the producers who works with Terry, Nicolas Gonda. The email pretty much said, ‘Hey, we’re looking for a young composer who’s interested in working with an acclaimed director.’ That’s all. I replied to the email and sent some music to the producer and lo and behold it the movie was The Tree of Life.”
Watch a trailer for Sculpting Time, a retrospective of all seven films from Andrei Tarkovsky, in the U.K. starting May 20th:
David Bordwell reflects on Orson Welles at 101 and Citizen Kane at 75, plus watch a video essay on the film:
It’s now acknowledged that many of Kane’s deepest shots weren’t actually made in the camera, but by means of special effects, particularly matte shots. Interestingly, this too wasn’t utterly original; compare the composite shot from Kane with the one from Mr. Moto’s Gamble (1935), which has an even more aggressive foreground.
The Guardian‘s Jordan Hoffman reports from Terence Davies’ Q&A at Museum of Moving Image this weekend:
In person, though, Davies is sharp and witty and, when not reciting lengthy Shakespeare quotes from memory, is eager to discuss his methods. “I tell my actors not to act, to feel it, otherwise we’ll know it isn’t true.” His newest, Sunset Song, stars Agyness Deyn, who gives an outstanding performance, but is not exactly a household name. “I make my actors read, and some won’t do that.” Davies then told a story from Hollywood, in which he had an appointment with a well-known personality. After waiting an hour, Davies left (“I had more important things to do!”) and then caught the actor in a car in front of the hotel. After accusing him of being an hour late, the actor cried out, “Wait, wait, I can do a magic trick!” and proceeded to move the roof of his convertible up and down. “This is who we’re dealing with!” Davies sighed, adding “I don’t cast big names.”