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It's not a terrible failure and it's not some unassailable triumph it's... a thing I did.

Errant Signal

In a Wall Street Journal article, Soderbergh mentions that he edits all his latest films on a Macbook. Then I found a picture on his Twitter from the post-production of High-Flying Bird, which was filmed on an iPhone. The fact he finished a first cut a few hours after wrapping while on a train instils me with hope.

Soderbergh's Macbook source

For [Hong Sang-soo], making a film is not the same as unrolling a narrative thread, but rather organizing “surfaces” or putting “fragments” to use within a given structure. (...) The first question the director asks himself is never “what do I want to say?” but always “what is going to happen?” And the answer is never given in advance, since it will be decided in accordance with a given place.

Romain Lefebvre, Sabzian

"I am a poetry fan; the audience for poetry is quite small, but it does exist. Likewise, just because an art form or a style of film is not popular with a mass audience, it does not mean that type of film should not exist."

Mike S. Ryan, Filmmaker Magazine

Still Life