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Happy Birthday Harper Lee
“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from you. That’s never possible.” -Atticus Finch “To Kill a Mockingbird”
If you made a list of the ten best editors ever, Ann Coates and Dede Allen would be in there. They’ve been an inspiration to a whole generation. Dede got her start in New York. I never ran into her there, because I had moved out here to the West Coast, but Richie Marks, Barry Malkin, Steve Butler, and many other New York editors my age grew up under her guidance. —Walter Murch
Off the top of your head, can you mention what you’ve learned from certain directors?
DEDE ALLEN: I learned a lot about story from Robert Rossen. I learned a lot about performance from Arthur Penn, with whom I did six pictures. I learned a lot about everything — including psychology — from Elia Kazan. From Paul Newman I learned a great deal about acting. From Warren Beatty you learn a lot about everything, including how to be smarter in life. Warren’s one of the best producers I’ve ever had. He was our producer on Bonnie and Clyde. He was 30 years old then. He’s a very, very brilliant guy. You learn, and he learns from you because he lets you teach. He works with people very well, much like Kazan does.
What a treasure of an interview!
fast eddie & two ships passing in the night (via @cinephilearchive)
A LINK ROUND-UP OF TRIBUTES, FROM THE MOVING TO THE HILARIOUS
From the moment we all learned of Roger Ebert’s death yesterday afternoon, the internet has been absolutely overrun with fond remembrances and loving tributes of the man who shaped so many of our relationships with the cinema and the world it better allows us to discover. Quite frankly, I’ve never really seen anything like it, so far as deaths in the movie world are concerned, and the tidal wave of tearful goodbyes is a remarkable testament to the kind of man that Roger Ebert was, and the impact that he had on so many of our lives in so many different ways.
In fact – at this point – I feel as though the greatest contribution we here at Film.com can make to that dialogue is not to deepen it but rather to make it more accessible. So here is your guide to celebrating the life of Roger Ebert. It can hardly be considered comprehensive (indeed, only a complete archive of his reviews could be considered comprehensive), but hopefully this will at least suggest the influence and decency of the man we lost.
We will continue to update this post throughout the day.
Siskel & Ebert — Taxi Driver. Split vote. Roger thought it was a great character study, Gene thought it was too lurid and violent.
Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that Martin Scorsese ever received—for 1967’s I Call First, later renamed Who’s That Knocking at My Door.
I had been a film critic for seven months when I saw his first film, in 1967. It was titled I Call First, later changed to Who’s That Knocking at My Door. I saw it in “the submarine”—the long, low, narrow, dark screening room knocked together out of pasteboard by the Chicago International Film Festival. I was twenty-five. The festival’s founder, Michael Kutza, was under thirty. Everything was still at the beginning. This film had a quality that sent tingles up my arms. It felt made out of my dreams and guilts. I consider him the most gifted director of his generation, and have joked that I will never stop writing film reviews until he stops making films. —Roger Ebert, an excerpt from Scorsese by Ebert
Martin Scorsese on the passing of Roger Ebert:
“The death of Roger Ebert is an incalculable loss for movie culture and for film criticism. And it’s a loss for me personally. Roger was always supportive, he was always right there for me when I needed it most, when it really counted – at the very beginning, when every word of encouragement was precious; and then again, when I was at the lowest ebb of my career, there he was, just as encouraging, just as warmly supportive. There was a professional distance between us, but then I could talk to him much more freely than I could to other critics. Really, Roger was my friend. It’s that simple. Few people I’ve known in my life loved or cared as much about movies. I know that’s what kept him going in those last years – his life-or-death passion for movies, and his wonderful wife, Chaz. We all knew that this moment was coming, but that doesn’t make the loss any less wrenching. I’ll miss him — my dear friend, Roger Ebert.” —Martin Scorsese, April 4, 2013
Portrait of Blaise Cendrars as a young artist, 1907/
Norman Mailer and Henry Miller in 1962 / Henry Miller ‘My Bike & Other Friends’ [http://www.doctorhugo.org/henry/friends.html]
Two pages from Preston Sturges’ screenplay for Sullivan’s Travels, it includes several bits of dialogue that don’t appear in the finished film including mentions of Josef von Sternberg, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.