Damn Good Coffee
We’ve been hearing rumors for a long time that “Twin Peaks” might be coming back. This sounded great, but I only wanted more “Twin Peaks” if David Lynch and Mark Frost were heavily involved.
Well my concerns were put to rest today as it was announced that “Twin Peaks” will be coming back to television (Showtime to be specific), and that Frost and Lynch will be writing all the episodes. Even more exciting is that Lynch is set to directed all nine episodes of the new season.
This is incredibly exciting as this will be the first large project David Lynch as worked on since “Inland Empire” back in 2006. He’s made a few short films, and done a lot of painting during that time, but it’s going to be great having him back to resurrect this beloved series.
It’s going to be very interesting to see what they have in store. As all “Twin Peaks” fans know, the show ended on a famous cliffhanger, and based on the announcement trailer, it seems the idea is to pick up the story 25 years after the end of the original show. So will we see the original cast? Or will it be more or less a reboot?
I don’t know, but I’m very excited to have more “Twin Peaks”, and I’m even more excited just to see David Lynch directing again. 
- Joshua McQuilkin

Damn Good Coffee

We’ve been hearing rumors for a long time that “Twin Peaks” might be coming back. This sounded great, but I only wanted more “Twin Peaks” if David Lynch and Mark Frost were heavily involved.

Well my concerns were put to rest today as it was announced that “Twin Peaks” will be coming back to television (Showtime to be specific), and that Frost and Lynch will be writing all the episodes. Even more exciting is that Lynch is set to directed all nine episodes of the new season.

This is incredibly exciting as this will be the first large project David Lynch as worked on since “Inland Empire” back in 2006. He’s made a few short films, and done a lot of painting during that time, but it’s going to be great having him back to resurrect this beloved series.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what they have in store. As all “Twin Peaks” fans know, the show ended on a famous cliffhanger, and based on the announcement trailer, it seems the idea is to pick up the story 25 years after the end of the original show. So will we see the original cast? Or will it be more or less a reboot?

I don’t know, but I’m very excited to have more “Twin Peaks”, and I’m even more excited just to see David Lynch directing again. 

- Joshua McQuilkin

Jeune Fille New York Screening
One last reminder that you can see our short film “Jeune Fille"  in New York City for NewFilmmakers New York Fall Series 2014. The film will be screened Saturday, October 4th, 8:45 pm, Courthouse Theater at Anthology Archives. 
If you’re in New York City, please come see our film!
- Joshua McQuilkin

Jeune Fille New York Screening

One last reminder that you can see our short film “Jeune Fille in New York City for NewFilmmakers New York Fall Series 2014. The film will be screened Saturday, October 4th, 8:45 pm, Courthouse Theater at Anthology Archives. 

If you’re in New York City, please come see our film!

- Joshua McQuilkin

fuckyeahbehindthescenes
fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuarón had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson wrote a 10-page essay. Daniel Radcliffe wrote a one-page summary, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in. (x)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuarón had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson wrote a 10-page essay. Daniel Radcliffe wrote a one-page summary, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in. (x)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Jeune Fille in NewFilmmakers NY (Reminder)

Hey everyone, just quick reminder about the screening of “Jeune Fille” at NewFilmmakers NY on October 4th. If you’re in NY, please come see our film, and tell all your friends.

- Joshua McQuilkin

They’re moving in herds…. They do move in herds
One of my favorite movies of all time is “Jurassic Park”. In fact, I can say it’s probably the reason I first fell in love with movies in the first place. I grew up watching it, and now that I’m older I’ve only come to appreciate it all the more. For one it’s aged better than almost any other special effects film in history. It’s 20 years old, and I’d say the CGI looks better than most films released today.
But there’s one scene in particular I want to talk about right now. It’s when Alan and Ellie see the dinosaurs for the first time. The jeep comes to a stop, and Alan sees them… but we don’t. We just see his reaction. Ellie is busy studying a leaf she’s pick up so Allan (speechless) has to physically turn her head. And then we seem them. Spielberg’s pacing and timing couldn’t be more perfect, and it gives me chills every time I watch it. The scene really does communicate just how amazing it would be to see a living dinosaur, especially for someone who has study them their whole lives. That, my friends, is real filmmaking magic. As a kid, I understood that dinosaurs were long gone from this earth, but I also understood that they could live again through movies. I really think this marks the moment when I first fell in love with cinema. I own Spielberg a great debt. 
Howard Hawks once said “A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes”. Well I’d say “Jurassic Park” has a lot more than just three good scenes. The scene we’ve discussed here is just one example. Most of you have probably seen this film, but I think it’s one worth watching again and again.

They’re moving in herds…. They do move in herds

One of my favorite movies of all time is “Jurassic Park”. In fact, I can say it’s probably the reason I first fell in love with movies in the first place. I grew up watching it, and now that I’m older I’ve only come to appreciate it all the more. For one it’s aged better than almost any other special effects film in history. It’s 20 years old, and I’d say the CGI looks better than most films released today.

But there’s one scene in particular I want to talk about right now. It’s when Alan and Ellie see the dinosaurs for the first time. The jeep comes to a stop, and Alan sees them… but we don’t. We just see his reaction. Ellie is busy studying a leaf she’s pick up so Allan (speechless) has to physically turn her head. And then we seem them. Spielberg’s pacing and timing couldn’t be more perfect, and it gives me chills every time I watch it. The scene really does communicate just how amazing it would be to see a living dinosaur, especially for someone who has study them their whole lives. That, my friends, is real filmmaking magic. As a kid, I understood that dinosaurs were long gone from this earth, but I also understood that they could live again through movies. I really think this marks the moment when I first fell in love with cinema. I own Spielberg a great debt. 

Howard Hawks once said “A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes”. Well I’d say “Jurassic Park” has a lot more than just three good scenes. The scene we’ve discussed here is just one example. Most of you have probably seen this film, but I think it’s one worth watching again and again.

Raiders
Soderbergh recently posted this incredible blog post that includes “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” in its entirety — silent and in black & white as a visual study on staging. It’s striking how well the film holds up. One could even argue that it looks better in back & white.
Soderbergh admits he’s not “allowed” to do this, so you might want to check it out sooner rather than later… if only to make sure you see it before it’s removed. Definitely worth your time though.
Check it out here: extension765.com/sdr/18-raiders
- Joshua McQuilkin

Raiders

Soderbergh recently posted this incredible blog post that includes “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” in its entirety — silent and in black & white as a visual study on staging. It’s striking how well the film holds up. One could even argue that it looks better in back & white.

Soderbergh admits he’s not “allowed” to do this, so you might want to check it out sooner rather than later… if only to make sure you see it before it’s removed. Definitely worth your time though.

Check it out here: extension765.com/sdr/18-raiders

- Joshua McQuilkin

youshouldburn

"To see if there were vibes between Marlon and myself,  Elia Kazan put us in a room, and he whispered to me “Eva Marie, you’re home alone and your sister’s boyfriend is coming. Do not let him in the house!” So here comes adorable Marlon knocking on my door, and I did everything possible to discourage him. And somehow he got in the room, and we started talking and he put the radio on, and we started dancing. The sparks just flew. He was adorable but a little frightening…you felt he could see right through you. He gave every line reading differently, so that it was always new.”
"You could just see it in his eyes. I’ve worked with many fine actors but he was the finest.”

"To see if there were vibes between Marlon and myself,  Elia Kazan put us in a room, and he whispered to me “Eva Marie, you’re home alone and your sister’s boyfriend is coming. Do not let him in the house!” So here comes adorable Marlon knocking on my door, and I did everything possible to discourage him. And somehow he got in the room, and we started talking and he put the radio on, and we started dancing. The sparks just flew. He was adorable but a little frightening…you felt he could see right through you. He gave every line reading differently, so that it was always new.”

"You could just see it in his eyes. I’ve worked with many fine actors but he was the finest.”

Yoyo

Just saw this for the first time. Excellent picture from start to finish. Pierre Étaix’s film is filled with references to other films and filmmakers, yet “Yoyo” has it’s own unique style and heart. It’s like Chaplin or Tati, but with a bit of a surreal twist. This magical film can be found on Hulu via the Criterion Collection. I suggest you give it a shot.

- Joshua McQuilkin

Jeune Fille in NewFilmmakers NY


We are very excited to announce that Jeune Fille will be showing in New York City for NewFilmmakers New York Fall Series 2014! The film will be screened on October 4th, 8:45 pm, Courthouse Theater at Anthology Archives. If you’re in NY, please come see the our film!

- Joshua McQuilkin

Jeune Fille in NewFilmmakers NY

We are very excited to announce that Jeune Fille will be showing in New York City for NewFilmmakers New York Fall Series 2014! The film will be screened on October 4th, 8:45 pm, Courthouse Theater at Anthology Archives. If you’re in NY, please come see the our film!
- Joshua McQuilkin