3 things about Robert Zemeckis’ WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT

Who Framed Roger Rabbit [1988]

1. Cattle call.
2. He sniffs the edge of the record.
3. Singing sword.

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For a picture you hear with your eyes.

Previously I posted about the importance of color correction in the post-production phase of filmmaking. Well, my movie’s in good hands. I’m pleased to announce that Nicholas Coyle will be the colorist for Pause of the Clock. An early and enthusiastic supporter of my Kickstarter, Nick has a stellar background in color grading and is especially excited to be working on a project that was shot on 16mm. I’m excited to have him on board!

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3 things about Garry Marshall’s GEORGIA RULE

Georgia Rule [2007]

1. “For a smart girl, you do stupid well.”
2. She unplugs the phone, sets it on the counter, and drapes a dishtowel over it.
3. Old lady with Kleenex sticking out of her ears.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS

Maps to the Stars [2014]

1. Toe shoes.
2. “Everything is research on some level.”
3. They both slip beneath the surface of the water and disappear.

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3 things about John Cassavetes’ A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

A Woman Under the Influence [1974]

1. At different moments, both Mabel and Nick ask someone what time it is without receiving an answer.
2. “Tell me what you want me to be, I can be anything.”
3. He can’t say “I love you” with words but, somehow, still says it in his own way.

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Scorpion Bowl punch.

At our annual Oscars party this year … I was nowhere to be found. A snowstorm in Colorado grounded my flight. But the party went on without me, including the punch I’d planned on serving. It’s an adaptation of Steven Crane’s version of the Scorpion Bowl, a communal tiki libation that existed in many formulations, most of them terrible. But not Crane’s. It’s a truly harmonious mixture of flavors. And it packs a real wallop too! I recommend using cubed ice, which adds some welcome dilution, for just that reason. But if you’d rather use an ice mold and get quickly sauced, well, it’s your funeral.

SCORPION BOWL PUNCH

1 bottle Flor de Caña rum (either Black Label or Grand Reserve)
1 bottle Beefeater gin
14 oz. cognac (VS or VSOP)
28 oz. orange juice
14 oz. lime juice
14 oz. simple syrup
10.5 oz. orgeat

About 20 minutes before serving, add all ingredients to a large punchbowl, stir, then add a giant block of ice or one large bag of cubed ice. Serve in small glasses.

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Clock: unpaused!

With less than 60 minutes to spare, this morning my Kickstarter was fully funded! When I dreamt last night that Shohei Imamura put in a pledge, I knew things would turn out fine.

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