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June 9 at 11:32am

Let’s Make Films That Support The World We Live In

Vanessa just pointed me to The Bechdel Test:

  1. Does the film have two women with names in it?
  2. Do these two women talk to each other?
  3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

What is particularly surprising is how few movies can pass this test.  Every screenwriter should give this thought before hitting the keyboards.   [...]


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June 7 at 9:15am

Building A List Of Hollywood Cliches

Vanessa and I were hipped to this “video essay” by editor Louise Ford.  Thanks Lou!  And you’ve got to dig Jesus Lizard (although I’ve only licensed them once, in Hal Hartley’s AMATEUR).

Pure from Jacob Bricca on Vimeo.

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