My Thoughts and Feelings
Sami A.
My Thoughts and Feelings
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Day three and day four are wrapped. Though it is now 5am and we’re still processing footage. Discovered Utah, Salt Lake City more specifically and the surprising diversity that we found there. It wasn’t much but it was there, teaching me a lesson in digging deeper, pursuing more than what is beyond the surface. There’s a lot of mixed energy cruising around with Dave and co. I’m beginning to understand what has gotten him this far and his balance of self and show. Must sleep.
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The leap from one tier to the next, creatively speaking, is probably one of the most challenging things an artist can face. For filmmaking, I would say its even more so due to its inherent nature of being a collaborative art form and more costly. Its hard to convince people to invest their time and energy on you without having the work of that caliber already under your belt. So what do you do? You perform magic. You take a $1,000 video and make it look like a $10,000 video and hope that no one is any wiser. Something I’m currently facing. Wish me luck.
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The night before a shoot is always terrifying. Curious to see if that will change with experience. Kind of hope not.
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"I struggle with the idea of winning awards for acting. Stating I’m Best Actor for something as subjective as film seems strange to me. To the uninitiated it implies I’m solely responsible for the creation and implementation of the character. I am not. I suppose that’s why we thank our colleagues. There are those who you all know such as Paul Thomas Anderson, to whom I am eternally grateful – a man who has persistently searched for the truth. I am fortunate to have been under his guidance. Philip Seymour Hoffman for his patience and advice. Amy Adams for being angry. Megan Ellison and everyone at Annapurna for their support of the film and ensuring that I was able to cover my mortgage. But there are many others who you do not know by name such as Mike Kenna, who I believe was the grip but he did 20 different jobs so I can’t be sure; Adam Somner, the first assistant director; Karen Ramirez in the office; Tommy – I don’t know your last name… there are too many to list. The truth is, you cannot separate my work from their’s. We were a unit bolstered by the same goal: to do our part in helping Paul to achieve his vision. I view this award as recognition of all of our work. I am very cognisant of the fact that for me this award is an encouragement to continue my lifelong passion of being an actor. I will not squander this high regard. P.S. There’s an up-and-coming actor named Daniel who’s in a movie called Lincoln. You should check it out."
Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech for the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Best Actor (via meetmeinmalkovich)
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stayforthecredits:

“I don’t just want to make small movies that no one ever sees. Every time I make a movie, I think they’re going to be bigger than Avatar, and it just never happens. But every time I’m sure that this is the one.
“And films like Blair Witch Project instigate that, because it makes me feel like it’s possible to make a small movie that resonates and becomes successful. That would be my dream. That they would be so good that that would be the special effect. The authenticity would feel like you’re watching it in 3D. And then everyone would want to run and see it.” - Ryan Gosling.
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The best movie.
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Location scouting in Napa today.
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Can’t a man just feed a killer whale in peace? Jesus.
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Music video shoot today. I’ll try to get you guys some bts. Let’s hope the film gods will smile upon me today.
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totalfilm:


15 Greatest Cannes 2012 Movies
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INSTANT NETFLIX ALERT TO END ALL INSTANT NETFLIX ALERTS

Take a break for the next hour and 40 minutes.
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totalfilm:

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