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Month: July 2017

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ON VARIOUS BOOKS ABOUT DIRECTING…

June 13, 2010 I’m frequently asked for suggestions of books about directing–by students, and others who want to direct. Here are some of my favorites, which hopefully provide a good

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, MY ADVICE…

January 30, 2011 A friend used to say to me–free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it, which is nothing. However, that doesn’t seem to stop people from asking

HITCHCOCK’S MID-CENTURY AMERICAN MAN

  20.07.2017   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

November 15, 2009 Hitchcock’s films have been fundamental touchstones for my creative development–particularly the way in which he uses his films to explore modern man’s psyche in the mid-twentieth century (I

TO WANT AND NOT TO HAVE – AN ANALYSIS OF “A PLACE IN THE SUN”

“Indeed her effect on him was electric—thrilling—arousing in him a curiously stinging sense of what it was to want and not to have—to wish to win and yet to feel,

STILL HERE WITH ME — MEDITATIONS ON THE FILM “BIRTH”

  11.07.2017   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

“Okay… let me say this…if I lost my wife and the next day a little bird landed on my window sill, looked me right in the eye, and in plain

THE DAVYD WHALEY FOUNDATION COMPLETES ITS FIRST YEAR

The Davyd Whaley Foundation launched a year ago on July 9, 2016. I’m very proud of the work we’ve accomplished over the past twelve months, supporting LA area artists. We