Martin Scorsese Introduces Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo, “The Woody Allen of Korea”

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In the clip above, Martin Scorsese talks about a group of films that, in his words, have “enriched me, educated me, disturbed me, moved me in a way that have awakened me to new possibilities in cinema.

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Quentin Tarantino Supercuts Explore the Director’s Stylized Use of Sound, Close Ups & Cars in His Films

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It’s not surprising perhaps that we are in a film nerd supercut golden age. After all, all film students have access to video editing software, almost all movies are available digitally, and websites, like this one, are perpetually hungry for new content.

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The Making of Star Wars As Told by C-3PO & R2-D2: The First-Ever Documentary on the Film (1977)

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The Earth, it seems, has only one truly unlimited resource: enthusiasm for Star Wars. Not even The Phantom Menace, the derision magnet that opened the film series’ newer trilogy, made a serious dent in our reserves.

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Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See

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Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did so by apprenticing themselves to studios and master directors, and by watching lots and lots of movies.

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David Fincher’s Five Finest Music Videos: From Madonna to Aerosmith

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A whole generation of filmmakers who came to prominence in the late 90s and early 00s got their start in music videos. Spike Jonze, for instance, went from making the Beastie Boys’ best video, “Sabotage,” to making Being John Malkovich, the greatest film ever about being John Malkovich.

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Watch The Hitch: An Indie-Documentary on The Life & Times of Christopher Hitchens

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A quick note: Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark was looking for a documentary on Christopher Hitchens to watch, but could never find one.

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Mike Leigh’s Five-Minute Films: A Revealing Look at the Director’s Early Cinematic Work (1975)

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Mike Leigh works like few other directors. While most movies start with the script, Leigh develops a story and characters with his actors during long rehearsals. Leigh then assembles these exercises into a script. He will shoot some of that script and then rehearse some more.

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The Filmmaking Craft of David Fincher Demystified in Two Video Essays

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David Fincher is an auteur in the same way that Alfred Hitchcock is – you can tell a Fincher film from seeing a single frame. His shots are colored with inky blacks and sickly fluorescent greens and they are always compositionally perfect.

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Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958

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Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

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Discover the Life & Work of Stanley Kubrick in a Sweeping Three-Hour Video Essay

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For at least fifty years, the work of Stanley Kubrick has constituted an ideal object of study for serious cinephiles.

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