Francis Ford Coppola Is Here To Teach Us All

FilmSchoolRejects tipped me to this great interview The99percent did with Francis Ford Coppola.  As we started out with Good Machine, only two established players ever reached out to us, David Picker and Francis.  His generosity of spirit and love of cinema is evident in this piece.  The entire interview is a treat and a wealth of knowledge and good advice.  Among it:

When you make a movie, always try to discover what the theme of the movie is in one or two words. Every time I made a film, I always knew what I thought the theme was, the core, in one word. In “The Godfather,” it was succession. In “The Conversation,” it was privacy. In “Apocalypse,” it was morality.

The reason it’s important to have this is because most of the time what a director really does is make decisions. All day long: Do you want it to be long hair or short hair? Do you want a dress or pants? Do you want a beard or no beard? There are many times when you don’t know the answer. Knowing what the theme is always helps you.

List: Blogs That Will Review Undistributed Films v1.0

All of these blogs got recommended to me as being open to reviewing unreleased film.

I have placed the name of the individual who recommended next to the blog.

http://brendonbouzard.com/blog/ Brendon Bouzard

http://cinemaechochamber.blogspot.com/ Brandon Harris
http://wwww.cinematical.com Tze Chun
http://www.cinevegas.com/blog/ Christophe Lepage
http://d2dvd.blogspot.com/ Bill Cunningham action,horror, pulp,sci-fi, thriller
http://www.filmthreat.com/blog/ Christophe Lepage

http://www.hammertonail.com/ Ted Hope

http://www.sf360.org/blogs Christophe Lepage
http://www.slashfilm.com/ http://www.slashfilm.com/
http://www.spout.com Tze Chun & Christophe Lepage
http://twitchfilm.net/site/ Tze Chun

PLEASE NOTE: I have not confirmed this acceptance policy with any of the sites. Please confirm on your own and let me know.
This will be an ongoing to-be-revised list. Check back for updates.

Finally: Instantly

So much to celebrate today.  Besides the obvious, I found this.  As a Mac user and lover, this also brought me real joy, albeit not quite equal to the election, but still substantial.  Now if only I could find a way to expand my day to 48 hours.

Repeated exposure to ambitious films improves the audience's taste.  The longer someone is a member of Netflix, I have been told, the more their taste gravitates to auteurs.  Perhaps the revolution has begun and no one has noticed.
Thank you Film School Rejects!