Sunday, April 22, 2012

Starship Troopers Film Analysis by Rob Ager

I like the film analyses by Rob Ager. He does very throrough explanations of themes, subtext and symbols in many great movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Shining. This time he went to analyse Starship Troopers, which has over the years since its release garnered a big cult following where people admire the movie for its intelligent und subtle messages next to the more obvious bug slaughterfest that it was marketed as.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Steven Spielberg Watches the Oscar Nominations in 1976

This ia cool behind the scenes footage of Steven Spielberg as a young director watching in anticipation of his nomination for his directing on Jaws.

"... commercial blacklash" - Steven Spielberg.

Andrew Stanton on What Great Stories Are About

Andrew Stanton tells us the story on how he became a storyteller. He talks in front of the TED Audience and delievers a great on great storytelling and how he sees the important parts of it. One of the remarkable things he talks about is how they challenged the notion of what elements Cartoons/Animations had to have as an ingredient to be successful before Pixar came to the scene. It's a must see for everyone working on storytelling! Stanton is, as you know, a longtime succesful Pixar Animation writer and director, with credits such as Finding Nemo or Toy Story.