End of Watch is a great film…may be the best cop film ever— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) September 26, 2012
Not kidding. I don’t know these guys…just in awe of whatThey’ve captured about cops’ lives— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) September 26, 2012
Behind Jim Jarmusch (2009)
with Director in Person
Filmed in Sevilla during 3 days on the set of the Limits of Control, Behind Jim Jarmusch is a rare behind the scenes glimpse into the process of this American auteur. Director Léa Rinaldi unveils an exquisitely personal glimpse into the relationship between Jim Jarmusch and his impressive ensemble cast, including Isaach De Bankolé, Tilda Swinton, Billy Murray, and John Hurt.
“Hitchcock was known for his extensive storyboarding down to the finest detail of production. He was reported to have never even bothered looking through the viewfinder, since he didn’t need to do so. Looking at his storyboards versus the finial film it’s safe to say that is a vast overstatement.
Hitchcock trained as a draughtsman and worked in advertising before his first job in the film industry; designing title cards for silent films. Perhaps this influenced his pre-visual style. While he was an experienced illustrator he always hired a storyboard artist. These included legendary artists as Saul Bass, Harold Michelson, among others.”
Titan Books is known for their attractive, film-savvy titles, which is why it’s exciting news that the publisher has released an expanded second edition of Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard. The release is perfectly timed to Universal’s 100th anniversary Blu-ray that hit stores last month. Fans of the 1975 film — about a massive great white shark who terrorizes beachgoers on a resort island — should be thrilled for more rare, never-before-seen artwork, previously untold stories, and more in Titan’s new, extended edition. Readers are treated to sixteen additional pages of rarities, including additional storyboards from Production Designer Joe Alves, more behind-the-scenes photographs from the private collections of local crewmembers, and other great content from the making of the groundbreaking film.
Tied to the movie’s 35th anniversary, “Jaws: The Inside Story” provides an exhaustive look at the summer blockbuster that turned Steven Spielberg into a brand name and rewrote the rules for summer movies. Drawn in part from an earlier doc, “The Shark Is Still Working,” as well as fresh interviews, it’s a fascinating account that could easily have had a few bites taken out of its two hours in the editing suite without losing much. Even so, fans will find much to feast upon, hearing from cast and crew in addition to inhaling rare clips from the difficult, five-month production. 〰 Variety
I definitely suggest to buy this documentary & Jaws (Universal 100th Anniversary) Blu-ray.
A rare behind the scenes look at filmmaker Sam Peckinpah on the set of The Wild Bunch, 1969. Fascinating to see Peckinpah at work making this landmark film surrounded with a crew that all seem to be following him in not only direction but also in wearing cowboy hats and sunglasses.
Previously on Cinephilia & Beyond:
Sam Peckinpah, Two Essential Documentaries.
Sam Peckinpah - Man of Iron. Sam Peckinpah was a paradox who both cultivated and disdained his own legend as one of Hollywood’s most difficult directors, his often violent films evoked strong responses and varied, almost contradictory, readings. This is part of the Moving Pictures television series devoted to cinema that aired on BBC 2 from 1991 to 1996. There is some difference in this edition from the original, scenes from other movies that originally appeared in the film have been edited out. The original length of the documentary is about 86-minutes, but without the movie scenes this runs at about 82-minutes. The story begins from his childhood and then soon moves through his acting career, with interviews from family and friends, including James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards and a many others. It also covers his views of women, the ways of directing his actors and then also touches on his alcohol and drug problem.
“This is the definitive documentary about Sam Peckinpah to date and it’s unlikely that anything with the same range of sources and material will be put together again.”
An utterly brilliant film. I definitely suggest to buy this documentary.