Monthly Archives: November 2014

Throwback Thursday: on location

Shooting on location in Colorado, January 1995: (L to R) me, Gavin Mayer, Lesley Walbridge, DC Vito. Happy Thanksgiving!

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ MAN’S FAVORITE SPORT?

Man’s Favorite Sport? [1964] 1. As the bar revolves he walks alongside holding his martini. 2. “Every time I see you, you’re up to your neck in zippers!” 3. Paula Prentiss: a pioneering Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

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3 things about Bong Joon Ho’s SNOWPIERCER

Snowpiercer [2013] 1. False teeth. She bites into the protein bar. 2. “You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best.” 3. Naked boy in a far coat.

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3 things about Nicholas Meyers’ TIME AFTER TIME

Time After Time [1979] 1. A very fast cab ride. (I wonder, did he tip?) 2. John invites Herbert to sit down next to him, patting the bedspread. 3. Severed hand on the carpet.

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3 things about Mike Leigh’s TOPSY-TURVY

Topsy-Turvy [1999] 1. “It’s this heat, it muddles the noodles.” 2. Oysters and stout. 3. She places her hand delicately on her stomach. “How long have you known?” he asks.

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Grief, two years later.

As I work towards finishing Pause of the Clock, I have naturally thought an awful lot about the time when we were making the film. During the course of shooting, many, many people worked on the film. Cast, crew, and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: behind the scenes.

  Cinematographer Tchavdar Georgiev (left) and assistant cameraman Thomas C. Gaunt prepare a shot. Tchavdar actually appears as an actor in this scene. I think you can sense his bemusement! (Note the sound blankets on the walls in addition to … Continue reading

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3 things about Jean Negulesco’s THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

The Best of Everything [1959] 1. “I’ve never asked for more and I won’t settle for anything less. Now you and your rabbit-faced wife, go to hell!” 2. Her new boyfriend the doctor arrives with a variety of pills that … Continue reading

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Logging the film.

This photo was taken near the end of our first burst of shooting, January 1995. You can see us all busily logging the film and sound (from L to R: cinematographer Tchavdar Georgiev, me, sound recordist Phil Jones).

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3 things about George Clooney’s THE MONUMENTS MEN

The Monuments Men [2014] 1. Historical inaccuracy: when she sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” she uses the revised lyrics to the song. Lyrics that didn’t appear until the 1950’s. 2. “If it was not for you, I might … Continue reading

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