Category Archives: Film Production

Cinema Interruptus by Roger Ebert

Cinema Interruptus is the analysis of a film “one shot at a time” as described by Roger Ebert in his latest column. It’s incrediblyly information rich, as you can tell. visual compositions have “intrinsic weighting.” By that I believe he … Continue reading

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Bison Herd With Disney History

You can read up in the Los Angeles Daily News on a bison herd in Newhall, which is north of Los Angeles.  The herd started as a gift from Disney in the 1950s after they were used in filming “Westward … Continue reading

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Nothing is Safe When the Moguls Meet in Sun Valley

Jeremy Herron, AP Business Writer, reports on the annual retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho, hosted by investment bank Allen & Co.  This is where media and tech execs mingle and make deals. Even the top Internet companies — save maybe … Continue reading

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Stan Winston Has Passed Away

Sad news today – Stan Winston, known as a special effects wizard but was a man who had much more influence than a mere effects-man-for-hire, has passed away. It is impossible to talk about special effects in the movies without … Continue reading

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Busch Gardens…Pasadena

With Anheuser-Busch, the last major “American” beer company possibly to be bought by a European company, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece on the history of the company in southern California.  I had already known that there had been a … Continue reading

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