The Original Hollywoodland Sign Hollywood has always been a highly sexed town full of attractive young people with plenty of money or needing plenty of money. The idea of hitting it big in Hollywood has...
"It’s good at the beginning of projects to research what’s come before, and Joe is pretty spectacular at finding references and explaining what’s interesting about each one. He’s done this for a few projects now, but we’ve never made his research public. Last year Joe put together a set of appearances of videophones in film. It’s a lovely collection, and it was a stimulating way to think around the subject! So I asked him to share it here."
Executing a good Oscar telecast demands the precision and planning of a high-level military maneuver, but when it comes to choosing a host, it often feels like the Academy is picking a general to fight last year’s war.
There has been a lot of speculation about the American film industry being in a time of transition. This summer’s tentpoles haven’t performed as well as expected at the box office, while indies swept the Oscars this past year. These new developments have many wondering if this signals a new wave of low-budget American independent filmmaking. If so, independent filmmakers can take a page from the spirit of Francis Ford Coppola’s independent film studio, American Zoetrope, explored in the inspiring documentary A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope.