Miss Nevada and Gere @ Sundance 2012
Hey industry peeps! There's a new Facebook page for film crew, talent and working students to network and find projects.
A good friend recently raised a glass and said, "In my experience anything great that happens is the result of collaboration."
Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. —Ryunosuke Satoro
So I was tossing seriously expired cream cheese and rubberized zucchini into the trash, thinking too many things in this world end tragically and suddenly I was all like, Hey, wait a minute! We haven't heard from Edith Wharton in a while.
It's high time for a really great Summer or House of Mirth from the high mistress of tragedy don't you think? (but please no Age of Innocence 'cause Martin Scorcese nailed it and Michelle Pfieiffer as Countess Olenska can't be outdone).
What my stomach avoided like the plague when I bought my ticket at the Carmike Cinema on Sunday.
What my stomach highly endorsed after my turkey sandwich on wheat and cup of ice water.
Byzantine, violent and as long as Gandhi but way less discernible, Cloud Atlas might remind you a lot of riding Mission Space--you know, that part where you're rotated and centrifuged with a drool spot on your shirt and your 14-year old daughter keeps chanting, "It's okay mom, it's only a ride."
"Belief, fear and love determine the course of our lives." Hanks and Berry inexplicably gravitate toward each other, (their one true love) even as they are different people with endless lives through every world and era.
I can get with that program.
Sri Whipple's 'Wicked Witch"
Anything with 3 Chocolate-Pointed-Siamese cats and a limp Wicked Witch of the East gets my vote.
Found something tres cool from the current exhibit at SLC's Slusser Gallery 'til Mid-November.
Mark Slusser does a fine job breaking down contemporary realism. If you dig representational painting and heed Ezra Pound's call to go--but in fear of abstraction, you must check this out!
Everything going south with your project? Embrace it.
"An artist never works under ideal conditions. The artist exists because the world is imperfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect as man wouldn't look for harmony but simply exist in it."
- Film great, Andrei Tarkovsky
Billionaire Robert Miller (Gere) and Ellen (Sarandon)
Jimmy Grant: "My wife and I have our dreams...We bought an Applebees."
Robert Miller: "What's an Applebees?"
by Lorri Vodi Rupard
NYU graduate, Xackery Irving is feeling lucky to have cast Emily Fradenburgh as Jennider Stidger, in his psychological thriller Nothing Without You.
Irving's sophomore film won Best Feature in the Micro-Budget category at The Toronto Independent Film Festival and was just accepted to the highly competitive SFFF.
"From her audition to the final scene, Emily took control and became the character we'd created. Her stellar performance was one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of making this film."
I asked Irving about the key to writing a great thriller. "A haunting score is essential. NYU grad
Victoria De le Vega was highly intuitive composing music that turns on just the right cues."
And the screenplay itself?
"I honed it through a series of drafts with my producer, Rick Santos. We watched a lot of films in the thriller genre and broke them down into outlines. That provided us with a really good road map."
No campfires, no sing-alongs, just magic.
Kazam! Making it's Doc NYC film festival premiere 15 November, Judd Ehrlich's Magic Camp has quickly become an audience favorite at festivals across the country.
Lorri Vodi Rupard
Lorri grew up in Toronto, is a BYU graduate and former PBS affiliate on-air operator, won first place in the UWIF short screenplay contest 2011 and was a quarterfinalist in Final Draft's Big Break Screenplay Contest 2012. She is a Montreal Review, Eligible Magazine, and The Gate contributor.
A Singular Sonosopher
The Evolution of a Guerrilla Filmmaker
Looper - A Fantasy Film Noir Cry-Fest
Trigonometry in Film - Emerald Bay
Sundance Announces New Frontier Lab
Citizen Kane - He's Not That Different
Win a Role on Arrested Development
A Master and His Unlovable Crew
Pitch Perfect has its Flaws But it's Fun
AC/GC Play Thelonious Monk in Provo
Truffaut's "The 400 Blows" at Cannes
Ava DuVernay's Potency
BYUtv: "Song that Changed My Life"
New York Doll a Win Win with PUMit
Director Whitney to Lecture at DSC
Danor Gerald - Talent..and Southern Charm
Fewer Strong Female Characters
Apply Hot Buttered Popcorn Directly to Your Wounded Ego
Nil Desperandum, There's STIFF
Sugar Man - Deconstructing a Mystery
Why Ladies Might Be Right to Dig "When Harry Met Sally"
Let's Do the Time Warp
Deadlines are Like Tornadoes
Fundraiser: Make a Doritos Ad
The Real Hogwarts
Legend for a Chiller
Best Line Ever
Exercises in Futility
Utah Film Network Site
On The Sundance Red Carpet with Jarecki, Gere and Marling
Jay Simmons: Tell Me What I Can't Do and I'll Do It.
Taunya Gren: Woman at the Wheel
Sean Cisterna: Filmmaking in a Down Market
Levinson Pares it Down and Eco-Horrors it Up
Adams, Limbaugh and Tolstoy
The Perks of Being a Stereotype
Sellable Scripts and How to Direct
Lana Wachowski: You Gotta Know the Rules to Break Them
Flip Men's Doug Clark: I'm a Risk Taker Who Got Lucky
Filmmaking: Walk the Tightrope of Conviction
Cooler Than School: American Ride
Don't Be Encumbered by Your Old Nonsense
Screenwriters: Dont' Believe the Non Hype
David Fincher's Homage to Orson Welles and is Your Screenwriting Like Jazz?
Torben Bernhard: Filmmakers are Interpreters
Girl Power on Sundance Shorts/Less Money Mo Blues
All Things Jackson and Hobbity
Worse Case Scenarios
Hollywood Formulas or Mere Exalted Ideas of Cinematic Potential
2 Utah Boys and Reality Realty
BYU Alumni Jerusha Hess at Sundance
Want to be a Filmmaker? Study Business
Christmas Soup for the Filmmaker's Soul
Not Cool, Ben!
Sundance Sampler Platter
The Hobbit: One Line Review
Be a Pro, Not a Rookie
The Dream of Moving to Big Budget
Jackman has a First Name it's O.S.C.A.R
Fey and Poehler Host Golden Globes
Slamdance: Originality over Big Budget
NYT Best-selling author Hickman in SLC
If you have indie film related news and you seek coverage contact Salt. If you would like to contribute to Salt contact the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org