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Five and Half Questions With Brian Smith

November 13, 2012 by Interviews, Photography

In the bar of the Rex Hotel in San Francisco I was having a drink with famed celebrity photographer Brian Smith. Elliot Erwitt walked up to us in a new, brightly colored, down jacket. He told us he was strongly persuaded to purchase his new jacket by his daughter because his old standby jacket had become old enough to stand on its own.

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How “Dinner With Fred” Got John Williams’ Players for the Music

February 14, 2012 by Interviews, Screening Room

“Dinner with Fred” is one of the best shorts to come through the PCN screening room. It tells the true story of how chickens saved the life of a Canadian Lieutenant during World War II. Written and directed by Ben Proudfoot, who you’ll know from our story about his immensely popular documentary ink&paper, the short achieves a polished major motion picture feel for two reasons.

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The Explanation for Quantum of Solace from Daniel Craig

December 14, 2011 by Interviews

Time Out London has a fantastic interview with Daniel Craig. In it he talks about “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the reason for “Quantum of Solace” and the upcoming Bond movie “SkyFall.”

We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, “Never again”, but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.’

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PCN Talks to the Director of the Epic Snowboarding Film “The Art of Flight”

There are times when you encounter a movie trailer that is so intense that it shakes the foundation of everything you thought was possible.

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Ethan & Joel Talk About True Grit Over At Deadline

December 23, 2010 by Hollywood, Interviews

I’ll be off to see True Grit tomorrow. I’m a whore for westerns which has got me thinking about an extended editorial about the genre. True Grit, which is directed Joel and Ethan Coen, is a remake of the classic movie of the same name that won John Wayne an Oscar.
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A chat with photographer Laura Crosta about crossing into directing.

December 2, 2010 by Interviews, Short Film, Trailers

There’s something to be said for being plunged into the creative deep end and surfacing a director. Photographer and Director Laura Crosta sat down with me for a one on one about how she started directing videos without thinking that that what she was doing. … Continue Reading

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