August, 1980 American Cinematographer magazine interview with Steadicam inventor and operator Garrett Brown regarding his experience filming The Shining.
February, 1976. Producer Jan Harlan writes to Stanley Kubrick and speaks passionately about a new piece of technology so impressive that it could lead to “shots which would not enter your mind otherwise.” That invention was the now-ubiquitous Steadicam, and Harlan was right to be so impressed. Indeed, Kubrick shared his enthusiasm, so much so that the Steadicam was used extensively and to great effect in his next movie, The Shining — most notably the smooth tracking shots in the hotel’s corridors — and in every film of his that followed.
Unseen photos from The Conversation: odds and ends. These are the last of the behind-the-scenes photos sourced from the edit room floor original contact sheets.
Francis Ford Coppola interviews David Shire, composer of The Conversation (1974):
“I just finished a film a few days ago, and I came home and said I learned so much today. So if I can come home from working on a little film after doing it for 45 years and say that — that shows something about the cinema.” —Francis Ford Coppola
Filmmaking tips from a legend: The Conversation (1974) Audio Commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola
Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
oh god this is so accurate
Sidney Lumet showing Peter Finch how to have a mental breakdown on the set of Network
Oh, and by the way, Howard Beale’s “Mad as Hell” speech was filmed on Day 1.
With thanks to Dave Itzkoff
what a brilliant film