Words to Live By

A friend of mine’s father (John Otterbacher, Sr.) wrote a wonderful book, Sailing Grace. You can find it here – http://www.amazon.com/Sailing-Grace-John-Otterbacher/dp/0979348617/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407554513&sr=1-1&keywords=sailing+Grace

I wrote him a fan letter because this guy went through more heart issues than I could ever shake a stick at.  It was a good time for me to read it as I was reflecting on some shit as we do when we go thorough life changing stuff. I also had the opportunity to have a couple of drinks with him at a film festival and he was a hoot.  He was funny, unapologetic, and full of piss and vinegar (I know, I thought we were related).  I dug this guy!

Anyway, I sent him a thank you note after I finished the book and he replied in the only way people like us can reply.

His last words in the letter, “Be Unreasonable”.

Thanks John.  I will.

Check out the book if you wish.  It’s a good read about a guy who overcomes a lot of health issues and fear, to sail his boat and live his life to the fullest, no matter what the doctors tell him.

Thanks for writing it man.

 

Carla Laemmle One of the Last Silent Film Stars dies at 104

Here are some cool links to check out about Carla Laemmle, whose Uncle Carl Laemmle founded Universal Studios.

Her obituary is here.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/carla-laemmle-dead-actress-niece-711822

Groucho Marx Interview 1969

Dick Cavett used to be one of the better interviewers on TV. There were times when he shut up and let his guests talk as compared to the times when he wanted to make sure the audience knew how smart he was.

(Does this sound familiar today? I’m looking at you Charlie Rose! Shut up and let your guests talk, no one gives a rat’s ass about you!)

Anyway, one night Groucho was on The Dick Cavett Show and he was amazing.

So here through the magic of YouTube is that interview. Watch it and enjoy!

You can thank me later…

Help Support “Her Aim Is True” Karen Whitehead’s amazing Documentary.

She visualised punk before it had a name and was indie before it was cool. Acclaimed film must pay music licensing to share HER story!

Please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1146347562/her-aim-is-true-unlikely-rock-photographer-jini-de and support this film.

My friend Karen Whitehead has made an amazing film about a truly amazing Rock Photographer. I have seen it and I love it. It has played the festival circuit and done great. Now she needs to raise money to pay for all of the music licensing.

Don’t let this film die! It needs to be seen, Jini Dellaccio’s story is a great one.

Please help my friend Karen out so more people can see this film.

Thank you.

Rod Serling UCLA Interview…

This is a great interview with Rod Serling from May 1971. We need more Writers/Producers like this guy. There has never been another like him. Our loss. Listen and enjoy. You might even learn…

A Reminder about my film, Dangerous: Kay Boyle

Just a reminder that I’m still fundraising and working on my film, Dangerous:Kay Boyle.

Please watch the sample video below and if you can help us out, great.  Please pass this on to your friends, with your help I can finish this film.

I put this together so people can learn more about Kay Boyle and see a few of the things that will be in the final edit of Dangerous: Kay Boyle. I refer to this as sort of a “Sample Reel”. This is still rough and not intended to be a finished part of the film. It’s just a few things about Kay that I think are interesting. Enjoy.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu (above). Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. … More

Interesting Blog to Check Out

I just discovered Chris Dorr over at Digital Dorr.  He writes a lot of interesting stuff and I am now subscribing to him.  Check him out @ http://www.digitaldorr.com/

If you’re interested in filmmaking (which is probably why you’re here in the first place), it’s well worth your time.

Thanks to Sheri Candler Marketing & Publicity for the find.  You can find Sheri on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/SheriCandlerMarketingandPublicity

Have a great weekend.  I’m working on Dangerous all weekend.

Kelley

Orson Welles Interview from 1974

An interesting Interview with Orson Welles (one of my favorite filmmakers) from 1974, although the Moderator Michael Parkinson re-edited the interview in 1994 and just gives us the highlights… It’s still worth watching.

If you get a chance check out Touch Of Evil, an amazing film. Or The Lady From Shanghai.

Big Boys Gone Bananas

I’ve seen a couple good films lately on Netflix. I loved A Band Called Death and Good Ol Freda, but I need to talk about Big Boys Gone Bananas. If you haven’t seen this film, and you have any interest in documentary filmmaking and Freedom of Speech and a Free Press you need to check it out.

The back-story is in 2009 Swedish Filmmaker/Journalist Fredrik Gertten made a film (Bananas) about Dole (the huge fruit company) and a lawsuit they lost where they were found liable for spraying toxic chemicals on the workers in the fields.

Big Boys Gone Bananas chronicles the lengths Dole went to discredit the film, the filmmaker and other persons involved with the film. They sent out so much misinformation and made veiled threats of lawsuits, (and even filed one lawsuit against the filmmakers), they basically did everything they could to silence the film Bananas.

The pressured (and threatened) the LA Film Festival where it was to be shown and in an amazing act of cowardice Film Independent (who sponsors the now “out of competition” screening of the movie) states that the film is full of lies and the only reason it is being shown is to have a discussion afterwards about lies in documentaries (or something like that).

The upshot here is that everyone believes Dole is telling the truth and NO ONE bothers to check the real facts, only the innuendo supplied by Dole and their expensive lawyers and PR Flaks. And the people at Dole admit to some of the journalists they’re talking to that they haven’t even seen the film!

It is a frightening film because the filmmakers talk to journalists, PR people (who are ex-journalists) and communication experts who detail how Dole is carrying out their disinformation campaign and the fact that all of these media people aren’t following up.

This film is much more complex then what I’m telling you (please watch it) and I have to tell you that I was horrified watching the lengths Dole went to, to stop this film from being seen. In the end no one really wins, although the filmmakers are eventually vindicated, and Dole backs down.

This film shows how a well-financed corporation can disseminate lies and intimidate people to stop them from doing things that they perceive are unflattering to their image. For a long time we have known who really controls what we see and what we believe. This film is depressing as fuck! Watch it.

Here is the Trailer…

Here is a link where you can watch the film…

http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/welcome

Alfred Hitchcock Interview from The Dick Cavett Show 1972

Not enough filmmakers study or listen to what the old filmmakers had to say. You know, the originals, the people who invented everything! So I am going to start posting interviews with the Masters every now and again. Watch these interviews and listen, you just might learn something. And who knows, maybe your films will get better. But probably not…

This is a great interview.

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Dangerous: Kay Boyle – Please make a Tax Deductible Donation

I am trying to raise $20,000 to finish my film.

If you wish to make a Tax Deductible Contribution to Dangerous: Kay Boyle, please donate through our Production Partner, The Fredericksburg Athenaeum (Athenaeum Films) a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Or you can send a check to Athenaeum, PO Box 573, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 - memo: Kay Boyle
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