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  • BROOKLYN – Review

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    by Michael Chasin Brooklyn—is about the promise—of more. Young Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) lives a small life in a small town in 1950’s Ireland. She is a shop girl who dreams of being a bookkeeper—if not an accountant—while living with her sister and mother. With the support of her sister, Eilis immigrates to Brooklyn for a […]

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  • D.P./Director LASZLO THOMAS NADOR — Industry Interview

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    by Michael Chasin   Although being a promising junior hockey prospect—and then pre-med student—Laszlo Thomas Nador didn’t find his true passion—until he found film. From humble beginnings as an editor and then camera operator, Mr. Nador went on to create a highly successful full-service production company that boasted national commercial clients—and earning him eighteen Telly’s […]

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  • SAM MENDES: 25 STEPS, PART FOUR

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    The conclusion of Sam Mendes’s recommendations on developing into a contented director.   Get on with it. Robert Frost said, “Tell everything a little faster.” He wasn’t wrong. The second production of a musical is always better than the first. Learn to accept the blame for everything. If the script was poor, you didn’t work […]

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  • SAM MENDES WALKS US THROUGH 25 STEPS, PART THREE

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    Spectre director Sam Mendes has some pointers on how to evolve into a happier helmsman, which he culled from his own experience. Steps 1 through 13 were posted here last week.   Paintings, novels, poetry, music are all superior art forms. But theater and film can steal from all of them. There are no such things […]

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  • 25 STEPS WITH SAM MENDES, PART TWO

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    British director Sam Mendes offers some advice on how to become a happier director. The first six steps materialized here yesterday. Here are steps 7 through 13:  If you are doing a play or a film, you have to have a secret way in if you are directing it. Sometimes it’s big things. American Beauty, for […]

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  • TAKING STEPS WITH SAM MENDES, PART ONE

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    Director Sam Mendes’s most recent film is the latest Bond thriller, Spectre (2015) with Daniel Craig.  It’s his second Bond effort, after the hugely successful Skyfall in 2012. Among his other titles: Revolutionary Road (2008) with Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kathy Bates Jarhead (2005) with Jake Gyllenhaal Road to Perdition (2002) with Tom Hanks, […]

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  • NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)

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    A disaffected young sociopath blunders across the night-life underbelly of L.A. and discovers the world of free-lance photojournalism. He leaps voraciously at this sudden opportunity and ends up leaving his own indelible fingerprints and footprints all over it. Creepy, but utterly fascinating. Nightcrawler is a phenomenally compelling examination of the difference between what TV news […]

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  • THESIS SHOOTS AUTUMN 2015 (Part Four)

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    Here’s the final chapter in our ongoing series of discussions with our Thesis directors as they wrap production on their Fall 2015 projects. The last one up was the first one to shoot: WALL WAR, written & directed by Mark Mapes, from Santa Maria, California. Check out this 15-second BTS video from his shoot. Here’s […]

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  • THESIS SHOOTS FALL 2015 (Part Three)

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    Here’s the third installment in our series of talks with Diploma directors as they wrap production on their Fall 2015 Thesis films. Today it’s QUEEN OF SPADES, written & directed by Aygul Maksutova, who comes from Pechora, Komi Republic, up near the Arctic Circle in Russia, more than a thousand miles northeast of Moscow. AYGUL: […]

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  • THESIS SHOOTS FALL 2015 (Part Two)

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    Our series of debriefings with our Thesis directors continues, today covering INTO THE INFINITE, written & directed by Joshua Smeaton, of Tampa, Florida. JOSHUA: “It’s really crazy how much work it was to get it done. It was one thing after another, not really working out the way we planned it. Each time there was […]

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