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Steven Spielberg shot by shot

Steven Spielberg: Shot by Shot

I had studied Steven Spielberg while I was in film school and working in Hollywood. This video posted by Antonios Papantoniou breaking down shots from Jaws is essentially what I used to do at night with my DVD collection and a few notebooks. I’m a proponent of studying master filmmakers, writers, or whoever and dissecting/analyzing their methods in order to understand the magic of their art.

If you want to understand what makes Steven Spielberg special, check out this video:

STEVEN SPIELBERG Shot By Shot from Antonios Papantoniou on Vimeo.


David Foster Wallace on Ambition

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” – David Foster Wallace

This short video created by Blank on Blank contains elements from novelist T. Coraghessan Boyle’s interview with David Foster Wallace on Leonard Lopate’s Show on WNYC – March 4, 1996

I actually have the full 30 minute interview (along with many other David Foster Wallace interviews) and it’s a good listen.

The rambling thoughts and mediocre writings of Donald Ray Crislip

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