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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

DREAMSCAPES

  27.11.2011   Norman Buckley   Cinema   No comments

“Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” –Rene Magritte “Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a

FELLINI: CONSIDERING THE IDEAL

March 19, 2011 On our recent trip to Rome we went to the Trevi Fountain. Unlike the evocative scene in Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA, the fountain was not deserted and

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PLACE

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” –Shakespeare November 12, 2010 There’s an idea

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