2001 A Space Odyssey

Written by Joe D on January 17th, 2019

Here is a great in depth look at the making of 2001.I metDan Richter, the mime that played the lead ape, the one who throws the bone up in the air, at a party at The Chelsea Hotel back in the 70’s. I also worked with Ray Lovejoy, who edited this magnum opus. It was his first job as an editor. Christopher Nolan recently restored the film and I think he made an IMAX print. I’ll have to see that one day. But anyway here is a great exploration of the making of this magnificent film.

Astro Boy

Written by Joe D on January 15th, 2019

 

Goback to your childhood, well, my childhood and check out the great cartoon Astro Boy! Created by the “Father of Manga”  Osamu Tezuka. Astro boy appeared in comic form in 1952, he was called Mighty Atom in Japan. The animated series was started in 1963.  He’s like a modern super powered Pinocchio. So check him out!

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Written by Joe D on January 7th, 2019

The Genius Of Cinema-Ermanno Olmi

 

I saw this when it was released in 1978 with my best pal Frank G. Host. We talked about it for a long time. It is a masterpiece! One of the best films ever made! Made by a true genius of Cinema, Ormano Olmi. He wrote, photographed , directed , and edited it. Damn! And all for a very small budget with non actors! Be inspired filmmakers of the future! See the Power of Cinema!