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First and foremost, I don't think there is much instruction here to replace the training that anybody would get in film school. But there is plenty of inspiration. And there are plenty of examples of the kinds of attitudes that helped these people produce some of the greatest films ever made, even when they had to go up against the resistance of most or all of the Hollywood elite of the time.
The film also includes excerpts from the movies created by the artists profiled, including American Graffiti (Collector's Edition), Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition with Bonus Disc), Indiana Jones - The Adventure Collection (Special Editions of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), ...Read more ›
San Francisco is a squarish city that's about seven miles on each side. It isn't seven square miles.
Eadweard Muybridge didn't design and execute the first experiment in motion-picture photography using twenty-four still-image cameras that set the 24fps frame-rate standard for cinema everafter.
This film goes on to make a great many engaging declarations about the complex (often-adversarial) relationships between independent and commercial filmmaking in context of contemporary history. It's a profoundly inspiring and fascinating film that promotes independent investigation by an audience that demands more truth than the truthiness this film presents as though it were actual fact.
At 62, this documentary has given me the courage to step out and try what I have loved all my life, movie making. I am going to make a movie too.
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