2 or 3 Things I Know About Film
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May 2, 2012
March 15, 2012

Fan uncovers Robert Altman’s first film…

The instructional flick, titled Modern Football, was shot by Altman in 1951. It tells the story of “a scrawny freshman named Jones, who, with the help of Wheaties … lives out his bleacher dreams of quarterback glory.” (Note: Wheaties is a sponsor, which is why it’s also part of the plot.)

Modern Football is one of 27 sponsored films Altman made for the Kansas City, Mo.-based company Calvin Communications. No other print is known to exist.

Filmmaker Gary Huggins discovered the flick at a Kansas City drive-in while he was making his own movie. And here’s the cool part: He has uploaded the whole thing onto YouTube.

March 8, 2012
February 11, 2012
Peter Falk and John Cassavetes

Peter Falk and John Cassavetes

February 10, 2012

A Short Film About Love (1988) and A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski 

February 6, 2012
François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud

François Truffaut with Jean-Pierre Léaud

François Truffaut
6 February 1932 - 21 October 1984 

"Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you just hope to survive."

(Day For Night, 1973) 

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