After a tweet about remaking Quantum Leap, Timothy seriously considers making a fan film. Alrik talks about the relative success of Strange Thing to Brother and his curiosity around uncompromising directors like Michael Cimino.
The Daily Struggle
After a series of tweets around remaking Quantum Leap, Timothy considers whether or not to pursue a fan film: https://twitter.com/TimothyPlain/status/762857160439050248
Here are a few of the fan films we talk about:
Alrik talks about the progress he’s made on The Alternate and The Rage.
Strange Thing vs Brother
Congratulations to Alrik for reaching 100,000 views with his short film Strange Thing.
Strange Thing is doing better than Brother on the CG Bros’ YouTube Channel even though they were released around the same time. Timothy asks Alrik why he thinks Strange Thing is performing better. Does the strong performance prove that Strange Thing is a better movie or just better suited for an online audience?
Michael Cimino: the Uncompromisng Filmmaker
Michael Cimino directed the Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate and was famously uncompromising. On Heaven’s Gate he went over budget by 300% as he searched for authenticity . For instance, waiting hours for the perfect cloud to appear. Or in a more extreme case, demolished a street only to rebuild it 6 feet wider.
Here’s an interesting article about the man.
We discuss whether or not a filmmaker like this could exist now and whether or not we can relate to his pursuit of perfection. What are the compromises one makes by being this uncompromising?
Timothy recommends The Movie Crypt, a podcast similar to Making Movies is Hard, but hosted by two directors that are where Alrik and Timothy wish to be: http://geeknation.com/podcasts/the-movie-crypt-ep-158-fred-dekker/
Alrik recommends the Dr. Chorizo You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DoctorChorizo
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