Monday, July 31, 2017

Margot Escott Interviews Sam Longoria on Movies, Improv, and The Firesign Theatre.

Margot Escott - Interviews Sam Longoria on Movies, Improv, and The Firesign Theatre.
Sam Longoria interviewed by Margot Escott, Sam was in Hollywood, Margot was in Florida. They chatted about fasting, Ghostbusters The Firesign Theatre Stan Freberg Bill Cosby Donavan Freberg Richard Edlund George Lucas ILM 2010 keywords Sam Longoria filmmaking film production Keyword Planner filmmaking film production 2017-08-02 at 04-37-37 academy award winners academy awards best director director greater movie hollywood cinema hollywood movies los movies movie editor oscar award oscar nominations oscar nominees oscar predictions oscars best picture screenwriter the oscars 1920 movie 2014 oscar nominees 2016 oscar winners 8mm movie academy award for best animated feature academy award for best picture academy award movies academy award nominations academy award nominees academy award winners 2016 academy award winning movies academy awards 2016 academy awards best picture award winning movies best film editing best films best movies ever made best picture nominations best picture oscar best short films china hollywood creation movie film companies film crew film director film editor film la film producer film script film sitesi film techniques filmon tv foreign movies greatest movies history of film hollywood film hollywood new movies how long does it take to make a movie how to write a screenplay independent films indie films la movie lafs list of best picture winners list of oscar winners los angeles movie make a movie make movie make your own movie most oscar wins movie director movie film movie producer movies los angeles new films new hollywood movies oscar award winners oscar for best picture oscar list oscar movies oscar movies 2016 oscar nominated movies oscar nominated movies 2016 oscar nominations 2016 oscar nominees 2016 oscar winner oscar winners 2016 oscar winners best picture oscar winners list oscar winning actors oscar winning movies oscar winning movies 2016 oscars predictions sam online school movies screenplay format screenplay writing script writing shooting movies short films the academy awards the best movies ever the producers movie the world's most interesting man tv producer tv production writing a screenplay

Monday, July 10, 2017

David Mamet - Teaches Dramatic Writing - MasterClass

David Mamet - Teaches Dramatic Writing - MasterClass

I first discovered David Mamet when I got onto his screening list, for his feature movie "House of Games," with Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, and Ricky Jay. Screenings were at MGM in Culver City.

I watched several iterations of his movie, dutifully filled out my audience cards from my arrogant young view as a Filmmaker and Editor, and was invited back, called by an Assistant, to see subsequent edits.

Before my wondering eyes, I saw his movie grow from the original tight straight linear story, to a more artful, lighter telling of the tale. Minor changes usually, but once I saw a whole section put into a different order, and the whole was quite improved.

I had built my improv theatre by that time, and all I knew of David Mamet was, if you got "David Mamet" as a style suggestion, the quickest way to a laugh was do a scene of foul language. That was our understanding of him.

Seeing the changes he made, in repeated viewings of his first commercial feature film as Director, gave me an entirely different view of him as an Artist. I more understood what he wanted to do. 

Seeing what he shaved away, and what he carved off in chunks, showed me what he thought important, and what was inconsequential. I also went to screenings of his "State and Main," which also was excellent.

He definitely has an ear for Dialogue, and a clear view of how he wants it to serve his scenes. He doesn't put anything in, which doesn't push his story forward.

I am delighted Mr. Mamet has a video Masterclass. I know it will be good, and it will be insightful. Please tell me if you get into it, and how it helps you.

-- Sam Longoria

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