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by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Well, no, not really. Given that Josh was part of that creative process, I put his experience well ahead of your opinion -- or mine, or Harlan's, or Leonard Maltin's, or Steven Spielberg's. This statement makes as much sense as my claiming to know more about my wife's creative choices than her...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"I have a friend who is a poet. He's published hundreds of pieces in places as prestigious as The New Yorker. No book yet, so he isn't a writer? I have another friend who is a journalist. Writes articles, freelance, for such publications as the Los Angeles Times and Parenting Magazine. Also not...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Barber - "Brad - In the event Josh doesn't read this" In the event Josh doesn't read this?! He just told you that he doesn't read my posts! Surely you aren't calling him a liar. ", allow me to take exception to your viewpoint. Some screenwriters -- Josh included -- are extremely talen...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Josh - "I've stopped reading Brad's posts because there's simply no point." You have not stopped reading my posts. You have simply stopped responding to them. And the reason you have done this is that, in the middle of one of your rants, you made a negative judgment ("hagiographic wan...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Paul -

"Brad, is this your article?
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/ ... metal.html"

Yes, that's mine. I wrote quite a few things for SENSES OF CINEMA.
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Even when he has actual proof that the movie was taken away from the director and re-envisioned by someone else, if it comes out good, it’s STILL to the director’s credit." Josh - I understand that you are currently extremely busy fighting a phantom argument which bears no res...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Yes, I still harbor the suspicion that the moon is made of green cheese. It just seems so logical. But I met Buzz Aldrin once, and he assured me quite vigorously that it is not. I am not Brad. I accepted his view. It still strikes me that it would have been crazy not to." What an absolute...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"the studio did take the film out of King's hands?" Ray's hands. You said: "Show me a single instance where a director made a "great" film in spite of a bad script, bad actors and a botched editing job and I will concede the point immediately." When I did just that, you...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Show me a single instance where a director made a "great" film in spite of a bad script, bad actors and a botched editing job and I will concede the point immediately." For a start, I disagree with the assumptions you are making: if the film is great, then the script, actors and...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

A quote from a friend of mine this evening, on the subject of the auteur theory: "Aside from fanboys and film school students, is there anyone who really buys into that crap?" Um, well, pretty much any serious film critic and many directors of obvious talent (notably Altman), including vi...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Anthony - "But let's stop & parse right there. When someone sets out to commit an act of auteurship against the world, & Something Happens -- the studio pulls the plug or changes (let's say) directors midcourse -- does that mean that the autership stops suddenly, or that it continues bu...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Of course you did. Because that's how you've misread my posts, as sheer, cussed opposition to your positions, rather than, initially, rational responses to them" If anyone is wondering whether or not David's estimation of this situation is accurate, I suggest they go back to page one of t...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Josh - "And it would be rude of me to eavesdrop. So I don’t." Hell no! Eavesdropping's just fine. Not rude at all. Now, when I ask you a straight question - such as 'Which parts of my Abel Ferrara book did you find hagiographic?' - and you repeatedly refuse to answer it...that might,...
by Brad Stevens
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

Barber wrote:
David -

I said it before, and I'll say it again:

WHITE.


Okay.

Again with the dense. I ain't getting this. And I even had espresso for breakfast.

Yours in the most ig'nant way,

Steve B


I just wanted to see if David would say "black".
by Brad Stevens
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: PRACTICAL FILMMAKING vs AUTEUR THEORY
Replies: 372
Views: 18589

"Brad has finally made explicit what was evident to the rest of us long ago: He is only talking to himself, not communicating with, instructing, enlightening, or provoking anyone else."

David -

I said it before, and I'll say it again:

WHITE.

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