Monthly Archive: July 2012

Writing During Production: The Development of Sundance Darling BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Q&A Screening)

I was at a showing a couple weeks ago of Sundance darling Beasts of the Southern Wild at the Landmark here in Los Angeles.  It was followed by a Q & A with breakout newcomers: director/co-writer Benh Zeitlin, cinematographer Ben Richardson, and first time actors Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.  Beasts won the top award …

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The Hunter and the Hunted: Intriguing Lead Characters in Man Vs. Nature Films

One of the best and little seen films of 2012 is The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe and written and directed by Daniel Nettheim. The Australian film, released on DVD this coming Tuesday, July 3, is full of rich themes – the most pertinent one being man versus nature. This made me think about why characters …

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