Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Problem With Being A First-Time Filmmaker

While funding for emerging filmmakers has always been scarce, with the 2008 budget cuts that ended the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, funding for first time filmmakers is near impossible to acquire. As the other sources of funding do … Continue reading

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A Week Of Gordon Green: An Oddball Auteur

When I am asked who my favourite filmmakers are, two names always come up, Terrence Malick and David Gordon Green. It is once I am asked about Green that my legitimacy as a film buff is sometimes called into question. … Continue reading

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A Week Of Gordon Green: Undertow

On first viewing George Washington and All The Real Girls I wondered if I had just witnessed two masterpieces. However, after multiple viewings, some of the films’ flaws began to show themselves. That was not the case with David Gordon … Continue reading

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A Week Of Gordon Green: All The Real Girls

In George Washington, director David Gordon Green explored the feelings and frustrations of being a child living in a small southern town; the characters wanting to leave, unsure if they can or ever will. In Green’s sophomore film, All The … Continue reading

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A Week Of Gordon Green: George Washington

Duh-Da-Nuh-Na There are several things you anticipate and forgive in low-budget debut features: bad dialogue, rough acting and most of all, low quality cinematography. David Gordon Green’s beautifully shot and acted as well as well-written debut George Washington rejects all … Continue reading

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A Week Of Gordon Green

Midway through my first attempt at writing this introduction to the latest A Week Of feature I realized how hollow and impersonal my write up was for a filmmaker who has had such an important impact on my life. While … Continue reading

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A Film Geek In The Digital Age

Recently an article published on Slashfilm exposed the fact that actor David Prowse spoiled the ending of The Empire Strikes Back two years before the release of the film. In 1978, Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, … Continue reading

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