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“PRETTY LITTLE LIARS”: HOPPER AND TEEN NOIR

  “Hopper has been a huge influence on me. His work is grounded in an American sensibility that deals with ideas of beauty, theatricality, sadness, rootlessness and desire. I think

PARALLAX VIEWS

  26.04.2010   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

parallax |ˈparəˌlaks| noun the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a

ADAPTATIONS AND INSPIRATIONS

March 14, 2010 This past week I shot a series of fragrance commercials, three for women and one for men. They’re brief and, since the viewer is not able to

REFLECTIONS ON A YEAR OF GOOD WORK 2009

“It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.” –Federico Fellini January 20, 2010 Year-end reflections give dimension and meaning to experience. It seems like

CINEMA IN SEARCH OF A SOUL

  9.11.2009   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

November 9, 2009 I just finished watching the season finale of MAD MEN. It was an enormously satisfying episode of television because the patient, deliberate development of the story, throughout

PIECES OF INFORMATION

October 25, 2009 My primary approach to the filmmaking process is to think of it as creating pieces of information that, when cut together, create a psychological effect. Therefore, the

THE ENDURING APPEAL OF “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S”

  18.10.2009   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

“I am always drawn back to the places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods…”  The quote above is the first line of Truman Capote’s novella BREAKFAST AT

HITCHCOCK AND THE PATTERNS OF “VERTIGO”

  13.10.2009   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

October 13, 2009 VERTIGO was not well-liked upon its initial release, but now is recognized as a classic Hitchcock film and one of the defining works of his career. It’s also regarded

WRITING ABOUT TELEVISION…WITHOUT PITY AND SUCH

October 5, 2009 Without doubt, this is a golden age of television. I look forward to each new episode of MAD MEN and BREAKING BAD the way I used to

FILM INFLUENCES AND STEALING SHOTS

October 1, 2009 One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about working with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage is how much they draw upon film history as inspiration for their