I watched Vehicle 19 today. Shot in Johannesburg, entirely from the car. Paul is in every scene of the film. Great car stunts too. Check it out if you’re a fan, he was one of the executive producers.
"I’ve really gotten into it. It’s not about working anymore, its about doing work I can be proud of. I want to do movies that I want to see. It’s as simple as that."
Via Younger Than Springtime
I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.
R.I.P. Paul Walker…
By all accounts great guy raising a young daughter. I am too saddened to type anything more…
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This was hilarious!
Via Short Film Masterpieces
There’s a strong tendency right now toward formula. Like this is how a screenplay is written: By page 30 this has to happen, your Act Two goes to page 90…That’s just horse shit. I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a wellcrafted stale script.
For example, Scorsese talks not about three acts in a script, but rather five sequences. Or you watch Fellini films you watch “Nights of Cabiria” or “La Dolce Vita” or “8 1/2” and you get a sense not of a three act structure, but of episodes with on character going through all these episodes. Then you get to the end of the film and there’s a sudden realization or a moment that pulls a loose string suddenly taut through the whole movie you’ve been watching up until that point.
(We need) different mental models of what a film can be, and if you pay too much attention to these books, by Syd Field and Robert McKee and I don’t know who else, they’re only presenting one cultural paradigm, and that’s really, really dangerous to the act of creation and to our cinema, which needs new ideas and new blood now more than ever. Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it’s up to us to try to change it. - Alexander Payne in 1999