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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

MEDITATIONS ON THE LIGHT AND THE DARK

October 15, 2015 I “The changing of bodies into light, and light into bodies, is very conformable to the course of Nature, which seems delighted with transmutations.” —Sir Isaac Newton

PILGRIMAGE TO BIG SUR

June 5, 2015 In December of 2013, Davyd Whaley and I drove up to Big Sur on our way to San Francisco. It’s a sparsely populated region of the central

ILLUSION AND TEMPORARY STATES OF BEING

March 15, 2015 I was in Atlanta working for the last five weeks. I just returned home a couple of days ago to a quiet house. Now that I am

EMBRACING SYNCHRONICITY

January 10, 2015 “SYNCHRONICITY was painted at my house, without any memory of painting it. It was painted with enamel house paint and oils on canvas. The title was selected