I can't remember this anecdote for the life of me. But the jist was, a very picky director / designer / CEO's people would plant an intentional piece of ugliness (something off center, something ugly) into a project, or design, or film, to fixate him, so he wouldn't tear apart any other parts of the design. [more inside]
posted by condour75
on Nov 7, 2013 -
Quentin Tarantino, in an interview, said something along the lines of, "The medium that I work in is the audience's emotions." I think that the interview was relatively recent, either about Inglourious Basterds or Django, and it may even have been referenced on Metafilter, but now that I'm looking for it, I can't find it.
So, did he actually say something to this effect? If yes, where did he say it and what was the actual statement?
posted by frimble
on May 10, 2013 -
Who are some film directors, screenwriters, and TV showrunners who went to grad school in the humanities, or taught in humanities departments before going into show business? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Apr 7, 2011 -
UK: Can I obtain company registration number information by address , director name or any other means? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Dec 1, 2010 -
The Directors Series
is a neat collection of great music videos, ordered by director, but leans heavily towards the 90s. If you were putting together a similar collection of music videos for the 00s what directors and what videos would be essentials for it?
posted by Artw
on Sep 13, 2010 -
In what sense was Roman Polanski the director of "Ghost Writer"?
I see in his wikipedia article that he has been unable to visit many countries because he would be deported to America to face rape charges. I just watched the movie and was clear to me that a lot of stuff was shot in America; the IMDB indeed lists Germany and the UK as locations, but also Massachusetts. How did he direct those scenes from across the ocean? And..when was this all shot? Apparently Polanski had been under house arrest in Switzerland in 2009.
Maybe I just don't totally grok the job of a director, but I don't see how he could have directed the scenes in America. Nobody else is listed on the credits as a director. Was there a Ghost director involved?
posted by Osmanthus
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 24, 2010 -
Where can I learn more about a recurring motif of images of acquatic life in Werner Herzog's films? Jellyfish, fish, etc?
posted by fixedgear
on May 23, 2010 -
I was just offered a job with the Fund for the Public Interest, but my online research makes the Fund seem a little sketchy. Has anyone had experience working with the Fund? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by DeusExMegana
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I've noticed that some people have what I'm going to call "natural leadership"--that is, even if they're put into a situation where everyone is formally equal, they're the ones everyone looks to. I've been in countless such situations, and there's almost always been one person who was the one everyone else said to check with. I want to be that guy. What do I need to do to be that guy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Lenny Kravitz "If You Can't Say No" music video with Milla Jovovich? Is there any high quality versions on the internet? Also Who directed/D.P.'ed this video?
posted by talljamal
on Sep 24, 2009 -
Career Change Advice: How can I become a Camera Operator / Director of Photography / Cinematographer? [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on May 13, 2009 -
Is it possible to learn to become a movie director without going to film school?
posted by irie1972
on May 5, 2009 -
I just watched the Golden Globe Awards show and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona
won the Golden Globe for best movie (musical or comedy). Except only a bunch of producers and Penelope Cruz went on the stage, tens of people were thanked and nobody, nobody ever mentioned Woody Allen's name. WTF?
posted by bru
on Jan 11, 2009 -
Help me find the director/movie about a plant, treated as a baby, that eats people. [more inside]
posted by Steph1en
on Jan 1, 2009 -
What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
posted by seeminglee
on Jul 4, 2008 -
I have a nice title at my work (Director of blah), but I have none of the responsibilities, privileges or authority being a director should entail. Do I move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 18, 2008 -
Where can I find some good resources about modelling and directing models, for photographers
? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks
on Jan 29, 2008 -
Help me find the name of a relatively famous/successful documentary filmmaker I met in a plane a few months ago! [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Aug 17, 2007 -
Can you help me find a high-quality Headhunter/executive recruiter in Atlanta? Been disappointed with the two that I have contacted to date. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr
on Jul 29, 2007 -
Macromedia (sorry, Adobe) Director question. If I paste text from Word etc. into my Director text field, and I then select it and change it into an embedded font, will there be problems with curly quotes, em-dashes and such on other users' computers? Or does the "embedding" process enable me to use these characters? I don't care too much about curly quotes, but I do like my em-dashes & would rather not have to change them all to double hyphens.
posted by media_itoku
on Jun 13, 2007 -
How would I go about becoming a member of a board of directors of a company?
posted by Izzmeister
on Jul 18, 2006 -
I am on a volunteer board that is renewing the executive director's contract. When renewing a contract (non profit organization) is it traditional to give a big bump in base pay, expand fringe benefits, etc. We are looking for advice. Is the raise close to what the annual raise is normally ie: 4-5% or different.
posted by lag
on Dec 6, 2005 -
This might be a little too specific, but does anyone know of a method to force a CD drive to spin continuously while running a Director app? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind
on Dec 10, 2003 -