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December 07, 2005

"A spider the size of a Buick"

Woody_allen Woody Allen turned 70, and the weakness of his recent films obscures the fact this is one of the great American filmmakers. We take him for granted, think of him as a cottage industry producing little boutique films, one a year, like clockwork. But since 1969, he has racked up so many masterpieces, so many near-masterpieces and so many just plain good movies that there's no denying his place among the great writer-directors: Sturges, Welles, Keaton, Chaplin.

Woody Allen mask by Canadian artist Patrick Lundeen

The complete script to Annie Hall

Anemic Cinema by Marcel Duchamp (1926, 26.1 mb AVI)

A comprehensive listing of all the locations which John Hughes filmed at

1950's Sci-Fi Vintage Lobby Cards

“250” helps you manage the movies you've seen from the IMDb Top 250

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Online Adventure

Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors including Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock Here

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September 07, 2005

My Brunch With Andre

Brazil_gilliam The German-Hollywood Connection

I didn’t realize at the time that the cartoon 'The Angriest Dog in The World' was written by David Lynch. Actually, I didn’t like it even then. From The Universe of David Lynch

Napoleon Dynamite ASCII Animation

Locations used by Stanley Kubrick in his films. The Kubrick Site!

Fassbinder's complete film credits

The Saga of Brazil - interview with Terry Gilliam

Images from Blow Up

Lesser-Known Movie Prequels, from "Ocean's Three" to "There Are Plenty of Mohicans"

Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie. (From ”Pimpadelic Wonderland”)

2 Sentence Movie Review

Cahiers du cinema (en français)

Must_blog_now_5 Katrina Tetris, one of the worst disasters to hit the US

Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors including Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock Here

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June 21, 2005

Lucas VS. Spielberg

Ingmar_bergman_1 The new Ingmar Bergman Face To Face

Stanley Kubrick's Chicago. Few people know that before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called "Chicago City of Contrasts."

Lucas VS. Spielberg. Two young men, carving out movie empires for themselves as they build sandcastles on the beach

Midnight Eye - Reviews and interviews with contemporary Japanese directors

The Estate of Orson Welles

Stan Brakhage on the Web

Interview with Darren Aronofsky about “The Fountain”

Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors including Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock Here

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February 13, 2005

Pierrot Le Fou

J_l_godard A new, wonderful trailer to Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculine Feminine. How we were young. (From ”Screenhead”). Selected filmography. Godard Timeline 1930-1970

Andy Warhol’s Superstars

Rare Luis Buñuel Posters. (From ”Rashomon”)

From 1969 to 1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed over 40 productions, most of them feature films, a few TV specials and one huge 931-minute TV mini-series Berlin Alexanderplatz. (From ”Great directors”)

Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors including Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Photodude” by photographer Reid Stott in Atlanta. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

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December 31, 2004

Bruckheimer, Riefenstahl, Bunuel

David_lynch_1 Leni Riefenstahl . (See bio page for photos with Siegfried & Roy, Mick & Bianca Jagger)

Guide to Determine If You Are in a Jerry Bruckheimer Movie:

1. Your girlfriend is a waitress, but could be a model.
2. A bus explodes.
3. A psychopathic millionaire devises an elaborate plan to murder you or someone you know ...
4. ... and you feel compelled to stop it.
5. You are Nicholas Cage…
(Much more)

"All Stanley Kubricks please be quiet and eat their lunch"

Four Unproduced Screenplays, including “One Saliva Bubble” by David Lynch and “Avatar” by James Cameron

Some Buñuel Quotes: "Thank God I'm an atheist", being one of the famous ones. Strictly Film School: Analysis of The Exterminating Angel, Belle de Jour, and That Obscure Object of Desire

Also, End of year summery from Dave Berry: No Thanks for the Memories

Our Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors and other Unusual Film Stories Here

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October 17, 2004

El Topo

Jodorowski_2 Trailers for all of Charlie Kaufman movies, from “Being John Malkovich” to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Lucas’s THX 1138

Frederick Wiseman's made his documentary debut with "Titicut Follies", a survey of conditions that existed during the mid-'60s at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Made in 1967, the film was subjected to a worldwide ban until 1992 because the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that it was an invasion of inmate privacy. The film goes behind the walls to show stark and graphic images exposing the treatment of inmates by guards, social workers, and psychiatrists. The title refers to a musical revue staged by inmates and guards

If ever there was a movie made entirely out of nostalgia and joy, by a filmmaker at the heedless height of his powers, that movie is Federico Fellini's "Amarcord." A good review from Roger Ebert’s Great Films

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Photo above of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Our Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors and other Unusual Film Stories Here

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August 12, 2004

Perfect Movies

Kubrick_shining 5 great unfinished films by Eisenstein, Orson Welles & others. Another Kubrick item that is making the rounds now: Five Things You Probably Didn't Notice in “The Shining”

According to a new mathematical formula, “The Shining” has been named the perfect scary movie

The Konformist, An Interpretation of Kubrick's “Eyes Wide Shut”. (From “Invisible College”)

Primary themes of some famous film directors. For example: Fellini - Characters attempt to escape their loneliness, their madness and societies obligations through the pursuit of dreams…

Alan J. Pakula’s 16 movies.

I’m reliving my movie watching days of the seventies by finding old favorites on the net. Do you remember Dusan Makavejev's anarchist manifesto sweet movie ? When I studied cinema, I watched 500 movies a year. Now I hardly watch 10

Many More Eclectic Film Directors Here

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July 10, 2004

Surrealist directors

Stainboy Tim Burton’s Stain Boy shorts and Poetry

Also, Tim Burton’s Melancholy Stories

A short Homage to Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s script “Napoleon” (PDF-file. From the rich archives of Coudal’s Kubrick Stuff)

Ron Burrage, Alfred Hitchcock Lookalike

In 1973, Two years after “El Topo”, Alexandro Jodorowsky made The Holy Mountain, an even more surreal film, which includes some of the most bizarre, grotesque and extraordinary imagery ever put on to celluloid… See some strange clips from The Holy Mountain

Great Directors - a critical database

Our Collection of Famous Film Directors Here

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April 11, 2004

“That name sounds like royalty – Are you royalty?”

hot_link_button.gif Gunny Hartman welcomes you to this website! Also, “Do you think I’m cute, Private Pyle, do you think I’m funny?!” “Full Metal Jacket” Soundboard from “Ebaumsworld”.

Steadicam work on “The Shining” (From the Italian Archivio Kubrick)

Citizen Kubrick: Stanley Kubrick's films were landmark events - majestic, memorable and richly researched. But, as the years went by, the time between films grew longer and longer, and less and less was seen of the director. What on earth was he doing? Two years after his death, Jon Ronson was invited to the Kubrick estate and let loose among the fabled archive. He was looking for a solution to the mystery - this is what he found.

Bergman_seventh_seal Bergman 'depressed' by own films

From director Wim Wenders and his wife, Donata The Buena Vista Social Club Companion Book

The John Cassavetes Pages, dedicated to the spiritual father of American Independent filmmaking

More Links about film directors Here

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March 16, 2004

Dancer In The Dark

Fellini The film about Carlos Castañeda that Fellini never started

Thoughts on Lars von Trier’s “Dancer In The Dark”. The opening scene in this movie is exceptional.

The Von Piglet Sisters wrote, directed, edited, acted in, composed songs for, and executive produced “Gory Gory Hallelujah”…

Wim Wenders, The Official website

Our Film Directors Archives are Here.

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January 31, 2004

Next, I'd Like to Direct - Film Directors from the old "Grow-a-Brain"

2001_kubrick All films of Merchant Ivory Productions

Belle De Jour and posters of the most beautiful actress in the world - 11/30/03

Bresson (From "Senses of Cinema")

Busby Berkeley's dance clip from "42nd Street" (From Lynn's tribute to Busby Berkeley) Here is the 2003 Broadway version of 42nd Street

Cigarettes & Coffee, Greg Mariotti's site about PT Anderson & his films - 1/6/04

Cinema=Jean-Luc Godard=Cinema

Citizen Kane Snowdome - 5" tall. $33.50 - 12/4/03

Clark & Kubrik , (From "Underview" 2001 ASCII Odyssey - 10/11/03). Unwrapping the Slit Scan sequences in "2001 A Space Odyssey", and how it was done. (From March Design) - 11/24/03. Other Stanley Kubrick Links. For example: Kubrick's Posters and a site dedicated to the locations used by Stanley Kubrick in his films

Commercials, ads & promos by David Lynch. (From Linkdump). Lynch Posters. (From Incoming Signals) - 9/1/03

Film Critic Henry Sheehan interviews Clint Eastwood about his love of jazz and use of music in his movies - 12/19/03

Fistful of Leone

Forty top film directors in the world today, acording to "The Guardian" - 11/15/03

Frederick Wiseman

Godard's 1965 "Alphaville" script - 1/3/04. Godard's early movies, for rent as DVD's

"In the Heart of the Universe" , a new LA Weekly interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky. His cultish underground status

Jacque Tati

Shooting Stories with Soderbergh - 10/18/03

Test your knowledge of Coen brothers movies - 10/23/03

That's all, folks - "Big movies now cost $100m and that figure is going up. How can the studios afford it? They can't." Filmmaker John Boorman on an industry facing meltdown (A Guardian article) - 9/13/03

The John Carpenter Website

Un Chien Andalou Frame Enlargements, A film by Luis Buñuel, and other Surreal Films (From "Vigna-maru") - 7/28/03

Woody Allen Typefaces -9/04/03

Our Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors and other Unusual Film Stories Here

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