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Something for the weekend: Roundtable with John Carpenter, John Landis and David Cronenberg

What an extraordinary collection of the biggest names of horror, interviewed largely as their careers were blossoming. What I would have given to be at the after recording drinks to chat with all three of these legends in the same room. Fascinating to hear them talk from a late seventies, early eighties perspective. And here […]

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Something for the weekend? Editing Masterclass with Walter Murch

Legendary editor Walter Murch discusses his career, body of work and editing in this splendid 90 minute masterclass recorded at Sheffield Doc Fest. Splendid stuff! Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies My Facebook My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books and free film making tools

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Something for the weekend? Screamography with John Landis

Terrific one hour interview with the animated, inspirational John Landis who I first experienced with American Werewolf. So many insights, so much inspiration. And yes, that is a picture of John Landis with the Guerilla Filmmakers Pocketbook, form when he was shooting ‘Burke and Hare’ at Ealing Studios. Awesome! Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My […]

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2001: The Making of a Myth… fabulous documentary

Something for the weekend? Behind the scenes making the most iconic of pure science fiction movies. Do yourself a favour and put the kettle one and site back… Narrated by James Cameron. Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies My Facebook My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on […]

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Stunning trilogy of Star Wars documentaries… lose an entire weekend!

A trilogy of ‘filmumentaries’ by @jamieSWB AMAZING! Jamie Benning’s Star Wars ‘filmumentaries’ are unofficial. They are all completely non-profit making exercises and are made with respect to copyright and with a genuine affection for the films. First up… Star Wars Begins Star Wars Begins is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie […]

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Watch extraordinary documentary about the making of arguably the greatest movie ever made: Jaws

Just when you thought DVD chat tracks were as close to experiencing the filmmakers vision asd you could get… editor Jamie Benning makes his FOURTH (!!!!) ‘movie runs in real time BTS made from archive footage’ about one of my top five movies of all time ‘Jaws’. It’s a chat track on steroids! He calls […]

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Do you love old school practical visual effects and their artists? Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini…

I was just pondering on how really extraordinary Rob Bottin’s work was in the John Carpenter remake of The Thing when I came across the fantastic one hour documentary… If like me you love visual effects, the practical ones… if you loved those movies, especially from the 70’s and 80’s (The Thing, American Werewolf, Dawn […]

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Welcome to MY ‘Guerilla Film Makers Handbook’…. circa 1989! The making of ‘The Evil Dead’

There were many influences on me as a very young film maker, but one documentary in particular became the inspiration and genesis for the first feature film I made with Genevieve Jolliffe, ‘The Runner’. Putting it bluntly, this documentary was MY Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. You can see this clearly in the first part of […]

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