The name and face of Hitchcock in some ways have taken over the man, a deliberate choice on his part, it would seem. Director of famous thriller and crime films like The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and of course, Psycho, he's a man that in many ways needs no introduction, but who, because… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock
Something that I haven't shared with you guys yet, though if you follow the Facebook or Twitter page you will have heard about it. Recently, I did a guest post with the lovely guys at Atlantic SC on their AtlanticSCNEXT show, Jason and Lee’s new subsidiary show to the #AtlanticSC Podcast. You can hear it… Continue reading Movie Podcast: My guest post with Atlantic SC
Anita Loos was a well known name in film and literary circles in the Golden Age of Hollywood, but most people know her best as the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a comedic novel published to huge acclaim in 1925, about a sparkling blonde gold digger in the 1920's, a type that Loos knew well.… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Anita Loos
As you may know, this year I set the goal of reading one biography per month, and this month goes to Orson Welles, actor, director, writer and wunderkind, 1915 - 1985. The biography is Rosebud by David Thomson. Where does one even begin to talk about Orson Welles? He's a huge figure on the landscape… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles
This year I set myself a goal of reading one biography a month about a movie star or director, or other Hollywood type, who I've always wanted to know more about. At the top of the list fell Elizabeth Taylor. Why Elizabeth Taylor? I love old school Hollywood and vintage glamour, and Elizabeth Taylor is… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor
Recently, I did a podcast with my friend Stevie Love about holiday movies, which you can listen to HERE. Stevie and I are both fans of horror movies, and it seemed logical to get Stevie over here on Wildfire to talk about the life lessons that we can learn from good old fashioned scary movies!… Continue reading Guest Post With Stevie Love – Life Lessons From A Chainsaw Blade: What Leatherface Taught Me About Life
Jackson is one of those people who you immediately like. Which is why I thought you might like to meet him. At least online anyway. A US director and writer who got his entry into the Writers Guild of America at just 25, his latest film is a horror involving a VHS game and two… Continue reading Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)
Q & A with Nicolas Martin, writer of Florence Foster Jenkins from Hermione Flavia on Vimeo. Hi guys, little treat for you. I managed to catch a great short interview, Q&A style with the writer of the film Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears. It's an interesting… Continue reading Screenwriter Nicolas Martin on his new film Florence Foster Jenkins.
A few months back I wrote a post about a short film that I worked on, written and directed by Chris Roberts, called The Enemy Within. Chris's day job is working as a film editor on different films and TV programs, including work for David Attenborough documentaries. Seems to me like he's always working on… Continue reading Very Interesting People: Chris Roberts, Editor
How do you edit a cartoon? For those of you who struggled through Film School locked in a darkened room whilst the delighted shouts of kids playing outside in the sun taunted you, you might be more familiar with the way in which editing works. Cutting long takes of shots into the bits you need… Continue reading Persons of Interest: Paolo Kalalo, Animation Editor, Atomic Cartoons.