The Last Light Of Durin’s Day

“Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole.”

Shiny, Let’s Be Bad Guys

“It’s part of the whole ethos of the movie, putting you there on that ship, with those characters. It’s how I’ve always liked to make stories, whether it’s a show like Buffy or a show like Firefly. You take seemingly impossible situations and treat them as real as you can, but also make sure that…

Iron Jim on Avatar

“It’s fine to say, ‘Hey, we did all this unprecedented stuff’, but you have to be willing to go through the painful steps of creating those things and going from an idea to a prototype to a production-ready toolset in a very, very rapid timeframe.” – James Cameron. Pioneer of visual effects technology, 3D cinematography,…

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Looking back on and paying tribute to just a handful of the finest filmmaking talent to have passed away in 2014.

Minimalist

Breaking Bad, cinematography by Michael Slovis. In response to the Daily Post challenge – Minimalist*.

Descent

Darren Aronofsky directs Natalie Portman’s portrayal of descent into madness and obsession in Black Swan (2010).

The Three Amigos

“I don’t quite know what an auteur is. I’ve never quite understood that term, because filmmaking is such a huge team effort, you – I mean, I regard myself as being sort of the final filter, so everything that ends up in the movie is there, because it’s something that I’d think was cool if…

Blade Runner

“If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes!” Blade Runner (1982). Directed by Ridley Scott. Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth. In response to the Daily Post challenge – Refraction of light.