Been reading a bevy of film and production related items. I do this generally anyway but all is refracted now by the prism of our production, just a few months away. Of great value to me at this juncture is John Sayle’s ‘Thinking in Pictures’ which is a document of sorts of his conception and production of Matewan. I’ve always admired Sayles approach and work ethic more than been passionate about his films, but Matewan is top-shelf.
Sunday we went to Living Room Theatres to see “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. I had varying reactions to the movie as I was watching, transported at times and nonplussed at others. Ultimately I found it moving debut feature with an impressive and unique visual style. You can do a lot worse.