"The second layer was the music by Grizzly Bear. The only parameters I was given in choosing the song is that it had to be by Grizzly Bear. I chose “Alligator” - what can I say? Everything about this song was right, from the tone to the lyrics to the cinematic quality it lends to the sequence; I love it. Of course, I could’ve been over-ruled by Derek in the song choice, but he loved it right away. Ironically, after the last day of shooting on the way back to New York, I rode in a car with Derek, Andrij, and still photographer Davi Russo. They told me that the final song should be a pop re-mix of “Two Weeks” and proceeded to play it very loud and drive very fast. Well…the “Two Weeks” re-mix is a good song, but to me was not right for the end of the film. I knew that then, but I bit my tongue because everyone was riding high after wrapping the shoot… sometimes it is better to show people rather than to argue with them." - editor Jim Helton via Art of the Title.
The best part: reportedly the employees at the theatre chains hate changing the lenses because of the insanely-strict DRM on Sony’s digital projectors, which “will shut down on you” if a small mistake is made during the reset process. As a result, they don’t bother changing them at all, because for the $9/hr movie theatre employee, screening a poor resolution film is better than no film at all. (And it’s face it, for most movies Hollywood puts out, lower fidelity output may not be such a bad idea.)
Although there is an inherent risk if this continues, as Boing Boing points out:
Given that your HD TV set shows it just fine, and your living room doesn’t smell of weaponized butter, aren’t they driving customers to piracy?
“Many films diminish us. They cheapen us, masturbate our senses, hammer us with shabby thrills, diminish the value of life. Some few films evoke the wonderment of life’s experience, and those I consider a form of prayer. Not prayer “to” anyone or anything, but prayer “about” everyone and everything. I believe prayer that makes requests is pointless. What will be, will be. But I value the kind of prayer when you stand at the edge of the sea, or beneath a tree, or smell a flower, or love someone, or do a good thing. Those prayers validate existence and snatch it away from meaningless routine.” - Roger Ebert”—
“When planning a new picture, we don’t think of grownups and we don’t think of children, but just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us that maybe the world has made us forget and that maybe our pictures could help recall.”—Walt Disney.
“Three months traveling on foot, let’s say, which would be something like 3,000 kilometers, would have more value than three years in film school.”—Werner Herzog. Thanks to byronic for bringing this interview to my attention.
Q:What's the mistake with psychology and self-reflection?
A:"There's something profoundly wrong—as wrong as the Spanish Inquisition was. The Spanish Inquisition had one goal, to eradicate all traces of Muslim faith on the soil of Spain, and hence you had to confess and proclaim the innermost deepest nature of your faith to the commission. And almost as a parallel event, explaining and scrutinizing the human soul, into all its niches and crooks and abysses and dark corners, is not doing good to humans. We have to have our dark corners and the unexplained. We will become uninhabitable in a way an apartment will become uninhabitable if you illuminate every single dark corner and under the table and wherever—you cannot live in a house like this anymore. And you cannot live with a person anymore—let's say in a marriage or a deep friendship—if everything is illuminated, explained, and put out on the table. There is something profoundly wrong. It's a mistake. It's a fundamentally wrong approach toward human beings."
“We understand intuitively that everything we love will be taken from us. We approach each new show with the lingering scars left by Arrested Development and Freaks & Geeks and The Critic. The equation seems simple: If we love something, it will go away.”—Nathan Rabin (via synecdoche)