During the week we often get so preoccupied with our real lives that we sometimes neglect our internet browsing. With the weekend ahead of us, we’ve compiled some of our favorite film-related reads from this past week: See what some industry heavyweights including Ted Hope (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive), and Mark Duplass (The One I Love) have to say about the state of independent cinema. So snuggle up on the
toilet couch and get to browsin’!
Good Reads for the week of August 18, 2014
Does indie film have a future? (via Ted Hope with Anthony Kaufman for Salon)
Producer and indie film champion Ted Hope writes about the future of the industry in this excerpt from his book Hope For Film.
How sex, lies, and videotape Changed Indie Filmmaking Forever (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
A look back at Steven Soderbergh’s breakthrough film on its 25th anniversary.
The next edition of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide will be its last (via Matt Singer for The Dissolve)
Who knew an obituary for a book could be so moving?
Jim Jarmusch on Vampires, Music and the Future of Independent Film (via Chris Patmore for Indiewire)
The auteur speaks about his new movie, soundtrack music, and retaining control of your film.
Pulp Fiction brought guns, gimps, and glory to the Cannes Film Festival (via A.A. Dowd for The A.V. Club)
A look back to when a scrappy, violent American indie took a stuffy French film fest by storm. “It’s a scandal!”
Mark Duplass on How to Get a Movie Made in 2014 (via Mike Ryan for Screen Crush)
The actor/writer/director/producer spouts some crazy wisdom about filmmaking.
Updated to include: 5 Ways You Are Using Twitter Incorrectly to Promote Your Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign (via Richard “RB” Botto for Medium)
Some very sage advice on how to properly engage potential funders on Twitter.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Filmmaker Interview: Chris Lowell and Mo Narang of Beside Still Waters (via SAGindie)
The actor-turned-director and his writing partner discuss their debut film, how to cast for chemistry, and what to do when the power goes out mid-filming.
Movies You Probably Forgot Were Indies (via SAGindie)
From Terminator to TMNT, 7 mainstream movies with indie roots.
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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