Stanley Kubrick was honoured with the D.W. Griffith Award for lifetime achievement in 1997. Because Stanley was in the middle of production on “Eyes Wide Shut”, he recorded his acceptance speech and sent it to the DGA. In the video below, Stanley’s wife, Christiane, remembers how Stanley prepared for the speech and how he felt after he saw it on T.V.
Terrence Malick has released a series of behind-the-scenes clips to promote his new movie. Although Malick is not interviewed, the actor and crew interviews do offer a rare look inside his process. Interesting things to watch for: 1) Malick’s method with actors and 2) Malick’s technique of casting non-actors.
The Master’s journey began at the Venice Film Festival in August. The Michael Mann led festival jury was punch-drunk for the movie. They awarded it prizes for directing and acting. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they would have awarded the movie the festival’s top prize, had a rule not prevented any one movie from receiving more than two awards.
Gary Hustwit made his directorial debut in 2007 with “Helvetica,” a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the beginning of a design film trilogy, with “Objectified,” about industrial design and product design following in 2009. “Urbanized,” about the design of cities, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011.