SUPERMAC AND THAT FAMOUS HEADACHE
Harold Macmillan always traded on his relationship with the young and glamorous JFK, but according to a recent review I read he was dumbstruck when during a break in their discussions on nuclear arms at Key West, Kennedy asked him: ‘I wonder how it is with you, Harold? If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get a terrible headache.’ So now we know the source of that...
Gary Oldman on Directors
“It takes a great director to see and incorporate the little things which happen on set”
DIRECTORS UK - WHY I'M STANDING
I’ve been a Board member for the last year because I felt we needed to call time on the erosion in the status and rights of directors. I’m not ashamed to talk about the dirty secrets of what we do: that too often we’re wondering where our next job is coming from, and why we’re being paid so little in this one. We need to move beyond the point where gently explaining...
THE CALCULUS OF LOVE at UK FESTIVALS
THE CALCULUS OF LOVE has been selected for a slew of UK festivals, beginning with the Slough Film Festival where we shot the film (http://www.wix.com/myriamraja/sff/main-site) Saturday September 17th; Crystal Palace Film Festival Wednesday Sept 21 (http://cpiff.co.uk/finalists); Cornwall Film Festival Newquay Nov 4-6 (http://cornwallfilmfestival.com/); Aesthetica Short Film Festival York Nov 3-6...
SPIES, WET TWEED AND 1970s BRITAIN
Speaking on Radio 4’s Film Programme to Francine Stock, Tomas Alfredson the director of ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’, said he’d discussed the feel and tone of 1970s Britain with his cinematorgrapher Hoyte Van Hotema. They decided it was encapsulated “in the smell of wet tweed”. Now there’s a reference to get your head round.