Gamera vs. Monster X / Gamera vs. Jiger / Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga (1970)
“Enjoy yourself, every day above ground is a good day.”
While making his 1983 excess-fueled crime epic Scarface, Brian De Palma took some time to answer questions in an interview for The Movie Channel concerning, among other things, the common criticism that he often indulges in excessive violence. Understandably, De Palma goes on the defensive and uses his responses to address a variety of related topics including violence as the most vivid color in an artist’s palette, the capitalist motives of the movie industry, morality in society and cinema, and the relationship between art (a director’s vision and commitment) and commerce (filmmaking as a business). —The Seventh Art
Dear every screenwriter, read this: Oliver Stone’s screenplay for Scarface [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). Also recommended reading is The writing of Oliver Stone from 1996 issue of Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Brian De Palma talks to Mark Cousins about his maverick career, his childhood and his films: “So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it’s one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.”
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If you ever forget just how bizarre and surreal a show The Prisoner is, just remember that this is an integral scene from the series finale.
En Sensación Chunga de Vivir cuento unas cuantas anécdotas reales; la mayoría de ellas son barrabasadas en las que no salgo muy bien parado pero ésta es con diferencia la que más vergüenza -ajena- me da que sea real.
The very definition of awesomeness.