Editor Tim Sternberg has directed his first documentary short and it\’s a peach. Salim Baba, about a man in Kalkota who takes his Lumiere projector into the street to show movies to kids. This talk is with Sternberg and his inspired camera operator, Francisco Bello. Sadly, this is my last vodcast for podtech. I am grateful they got me started and there is so much more for me to learn. But my goal was to offer a full range of people engaged in movies and I think I succeeded there. I think it\’s harder after seeing my 27 shows to say that movie making is nearly over. And it\’s easier to see how the internet has given the business new life. In keeping with the open spirit I offer \”Going for an Oscar and they might just get it!\”
Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson have made a new movie called There Will Be Blood, based on the Upton Sinclair novel, \”Oil.\” After seeing a special edition of Moby Dick, made by Arion Press, they called the San Francisco publisher of fine art edition books to make the title sequence for the film. Kenny Howard responded.
Allan Arkush is an executive producer and director of the TV series, \”Heroes\”, which begins a new season on September 24th. The series is such a hit that it has engendered spin-offs. Arkush, who was trained by Roger Corman, doing promotional films, has come a long way — and he\’s enjoyed every bit of it
en Burns was at the Telluride Film Festival last weekend, where I spoke with him on the street, before he came to San Francisco for a special screening of his new series, The War, this weekend at the Letterman Digital Arts Center. \”The War\” airs on television September 23rd.
Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir, talks about all his books beginning with Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of \’Adults Only\’ Cinema and Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir all the way up to the movie he just finished shooting based on his new short story, The Grand Inquisitor
This conversation about casting for movies is with Davia Nelson, who has worked with Francis Coppola, Phil Kaufman, Barbet Shroeder and she has become a Peabody Award-winning radio creator of Hidden Kitchens on NPR. One of those shows is now the basis of a Broadway musical that she is involved in casting. Also, Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller talk about casting their film, Ballet Russes, and the one they are leaving to shoot in the Galapagoes Islands, Satan Came to Eden.
Lynn Hershman Leeson has twenty-six venues to show her film, Strange Culture all over the world. She\’s also nearly finished editing a documentary she\’s been working on for forty years, called Women + Art = Revolution. There are trailers for both films after a talk about her entire career beginning in the 1950s.