Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The Transom Review: Errol Morris's Topic

The Transom Review: Errol Morris's Topic is a interview with filmmaker Errol Morris. It has some great insight into the process he follows, his interviewing style, the use of music, and working on ads. It's a great interview by Nubar Alexanian. Transom calls itself "A Showcase & Workshop for New Public Radio" and is filled with a wide range of information about storytelling with audio and even has some great tips for using digital audio tools.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Quick Cuts, Coarse Letters, Multiple Screens: Film Titles by Pablo Ferro

Quick Cuts, Coarse Letters, Multiple Screens: Film Titles by Pablo Ferro is an essay by Stephen Heller about the titles created by one of the best motion picture titlers. Pablo Ferro is still working and has a distinctive, hand-drawn style that has set the tone for many great films.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Separate Cinema

Separate Cinema is the Web site of the Separate Cinema Archive, which is a project that documents the art and history of African-Americans in film. They have tens of thousands of posters, stills and ephemera from the past century of black cinema.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Like Anna Karina's Sweater

Like Anna Karina's Sweater is a filmblog by a person known only as "filmbrain" and who is a professional screenwriter who has thoughtful posts with insight, a point of view and pointers to some great films that you'd miss at the local video rental chain. He's written about the more obscure work of Kubrick and Scorsese recently and even posted a link to the script for Kubrick's unshot "Napoleon."

Friday, July 09, 2004

THE FILM JOURNAL...Dedicated to serious film writing.

The Film Journal is "dedicated to serious film writing" and it does that very well. An online publication that spans a range of topics and genres with the focus on thinking carefully about film. I found The Film Journal thanks to a link in the amazing GreenCine Daily blog.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

The Documentary Film Weblog

The Documentary Film Weblog is a great place to find out what is happening in the documentary film world. Documentaries are hot now, partially because of politics, but probably also because of "reality" tv (which is very cheap and highly profitable) and the hunger that people have to see real stories with a point of view.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture is an online journal that features insightful articles and reviews of current and classic films. It's a great place to get a perspective on film and also to add films to your list of things that you have to see. The current issue has a feature comparing Hud and Midnight Cowboy as well as a great list of 30 Great Westerns.