Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years of this simple technique from one of cinema's masters. SPOILERS for Shutter Island (2010), Superman (1978) and Man of Steel (2013)
For bringing this idea to my attention, credit goes to John Pozer: twitter.com/Pozervision
Written interview with Scorsese about silence (& other things): 1.usa.gov/1lAq00I
Video interview with sound designer Randy Thom: http://bit.ly/1qOkbwQ
Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join me today in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.
Sidney Lumet on RAN: http://bit.ly/1B7mfTD
Robert Altman on RASHOMON: http://bit.ly/1BDuvL7
Paul Verhoeven on Kurosawa: http://bit.ly/197vwnS
Yoko Kanno & Seatbelts - N.Y. Rush
J Dilla - Untitled Track 03 (from King of Beats)
J Dilla - Untitled Track 14 (from King of Beats)
Nujabes - Sea of Clouds
Nujabes - Transcendence
DJ Shadow - Why Hip Hop Sucks in ‘96
For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?