This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?
On the set of his early short film, From the Drain (1967), director David Cronenberg films Stefan Nosko, with the assistance of Sound Recordist Margaret Hindson, courtesy of David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition.
You’d expect a bit of strangeness from David Cronenberg‘s student films, but for most of its short length, From the Drain, which he made in 1967 while attending the University of Toronto, seems to deliver strangeness of an unexpected kind. Playing more like Waiting for Godot than his later vivid-to-the point of harrowing pictures like Crash, Videodrome, or The Fly, this thirteen-minute black-and-white film, only Cronenberg’s second, presents us with two fellows seated, fully clothed, in a bathtub. The situation looks bizarre, and as soon as the players start talking, it reveals itself as even more bizarre than we’d thought: evidently, one of these men has mistaken the tub for “the Disabled War Veterans’ Recreation Center.” The conversation continues without its participants leaving their porcelain confines, making a certain kind of sense on the surface but none at all beneath. This feels almost like the realm of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which wouldn’t debut and begin exerting its vast influence on young comedic filmmakers until 1969. —From the Drain: a creepy comedy David Cronenberg made in film school
If you are a fan of David Cronenberg, then I would absolutely recommend checking Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1986), Videodrome: Forging the New Flesh (2004), and David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme (BBC, 1997).
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Organising the audio from ‘Autumn Leaves’ and Ive just realised something. NOT A SINGLE END SLATE MISSED.
We only did like 3 of them BUT I’M TAKING THAT AS A VICTORY FOR SYNC.
Here’s a top ten of my most hated things to hear on low/no budget film sets. I’ve heard all these more than a couple of times now, luckily not by those I regularly work with but I’ve included what is said each time by my INNER VOICE and how this sometimes differs from what is said by my ACTUAL…
been reminded of some of these recently so thought i’d reblog myself.
As Edgar Wright leaves the directors chair on Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man film, is this a secret message of support from Joss Whedon?
Creative differences were cited as the reason for Wright’s departure but given the depth and involvement that he had in this film, something doesn’t add up.
Perhaps Whedon knows a different, real, reason. I doubt we will ever know.
the world is
Denis Curran on Food Banks “People are getting penalised for being poor”
REST (short film) from Alan McLean on Vimeo. Runtime: 3:46 Stay Curious Productions presents Jason Harvey in ‘REST’ a short film by Alan McLean Director of Photography Mark Boggis, Sound services by…
added a page to my tumblr with my short film REST.
me by the uber talented Anna Crolla