Hope for Film

This Should Be Day 1 Of Film Schools Everywhere

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 29, 2011 12:30 PM
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After insipid subject matter, complete avoidance of emotional truth, ignorance of film history and the effects of representation, I think the redundant and derivative film language of most films is what truly gets my goat.

Guest Post: Wanda Bershen "Recognizing Where Indie Film Began"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 3, 2011 3:00 AM
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It seems that most Indie Film Makers & Lovers think Indie began in the late 80's or early 90's. There is a lot to be gained from the study and appreciation of those that came first though, and looking at the roots might point us to a better future. I was pleased to see one of those films, David Holtzman's Diary, recently get new attention, and pleased again when Kit Carson's post on it, brought some comments that opened my eyes to other work from the period. Wanda Bershon, guests today, to share some of her knowledge of the initial -- and essential -- Indies.

Guest Post: Set Kushner "Remembering Harvey Pekar"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 12, 2011 3:00 AM
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Today marks the first anniversary of Harvey Pekar's death. Very few people have had as great an influence on my life as Harvey. I was very fortunate to be able to collaborate with him and bring AMERICAN SPLENDOR to the screen.I was thrilled to be approached by Seth Kushner about his current tribute to Harvey. I offer you a glimpse of it here.

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