Movie Directors

Christopher Nolan

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Quentin Tarantino

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J.J. Abrams

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Steven Spielberg

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Michael Goi

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Dennis Hauck

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Movie Directors

JT Mollner

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Paul Thomas Anderson

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Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" 

Stanley Kubrick

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Mona Fastvoid

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Brady Corbet

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Jess Manafort

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Christopher Nolan

[on Kodak's new Super 8 camera] The news that Kodak is enabling the next generation of filmmakers with access to an upgraded and enhanced version of the same analogue technology that first made me fall in love with cinematic storytelling is unbelievably exciting. [2016]  

[on projecting on film vs. digital] It's got considerably better color reproduction and higher resolution when well projected. I think that people have in their minds, when they think of film projection, bad film projection - which isn't great, it's certainly true. But the highest quality film projection, you know, to my eye - and even in technical terms - exceeds anything digital projection is capable of. I think that, as far as standardizing the industry goes, then obviously digital is a powerful logistical tool for doing that and for keeping a consistent level of quality. But I don't see any reason we need to standardize. I mean, yes, it's cheaper. But the music industry doesn't standardize. No other industry standardizes. You know, Broadway plays don't standardize - you build the set you need and you configure the theater how you want it. We've had massive success on this film [Interstellar] with the theaters where we went in and literally put a projector in the booth and said, "Okay, for the run of this movie, this is how we're going to do it," you know, whether it was the 70 mm in the Chinese or 70 mm at the Cinerama Dome or whatever - those screens did incredibly well for us. People see it as an old-fashioned mentality, but it's not. It's about putting on a show for the audience in the venues where we can put on something special, something extraordinary. Yes, it requires money to do that, but if you can do it, why not? If it can pay for itself, why not?[on the costs of shooting on film vs. digital] As far as the cost, it's a complete fallacy. I'm making my films cheaper than anybody working at the same scale on digital. There are no efficiencies to be gained there and no money to be saved. There's been an aggressive fight against photochemicals by companies who make money by change. They make money by selling you new equipment and building new equipment. The studios saw an opportunity to stop paying as much for release prints and follow more of a television model where you're broadcasting films rather than physically shipping them. But all of that's irrelevant. I gave a speech some years ago where I was asked to defend film, and I said that I felt like a stonemason defending marble. It's ridiculous. This is why we're all here. It's what we do. This is film. Every digital format so far devised is just an imitation of film. [2017]

Quentin Tarantino

WE CAME CLOSE TO LOOSING 35MM FILM

 

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of 1992, first-time writer-director Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened December 25 in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically.

Since then, Tarantino has helmed several critically and financially successful films, including Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015).

JJ

Film is Magic

Steven Spielberg

I love shooting on film

DENNIS HAUCK

TOO LATE THE MOVIE

Monda Fastvoid

Shooting on film is like punk rock

 

Mona Fastvold was born on March 7, 1986 in Oslo, Norway. She is an actress and writer, known for The Sleepwalker (2014), The Childhood of a Leader (2015) and Vox Lux(2018). She was previously married to Sondre Lerche.

Brady Cobert

Even today no digital video image looks better than celluloid film 

 

I sat down with winner of Best Director and Best Debut Feature at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, Brady Corbet to discuss his dark, chilling, and incredibly ambitious directorial debut, 'Childhood of a Leader.'

And his passion of shooting movies on celluloid film. And why we should keep film alive.

Writer / Director Brady Corbet are interviewed for their movie Vox Lux which stars Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin & Raffey Cassidy. The film also stars Jennifer Ehle, Christopher Abbott and Logan Riley Bruner. 

Jess Manafort

Michael Goi

Director ,Cinematography