I was watching a great clip of Roger Corman talking about independent filmmaking. It just sucks how the audio is a bit poor.
Then I noticed this video response where this guy rants about “Genre Filmmaking vs. Independent Filmmaking.” I enjoyed his passionate, rapid-fire way of speaking. I kinda laughed too.
I agree with him about the entertaining part but, unlike him, I still think Armageddon (1998) was a huge steaming piece of a shit explosion. The kind that could be enjoyed beers flowing and buddies to share the endless jabs of this 151 min running time of a garbage spectacle (Bay should go make Bad Boys III already so I can be happy).
Still mind boggling is how J.J. Abrams shared the screenplay credits (really: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120591/fullcredits#writers).
This was from SXSW 2010, after I got interested on what other people felt about “Genre Filmmaking.” Couldn’t really find that much stuff but this was really cool to see this particular group of filmmakers talking among themselves and the support they have for each other. That year’s particular talk consisted of: Ti West, Neil Marshall, Robert Rodriguez, Ruben Fleischer, and Matt Reeves.
The SXSW 2011 version of this series (which I haven’t seen entirely yet) includes: Emily Hagins, Jason Eisener, Simon Rumley, Ben Wheatley , Nicolás Goldbart, and James Wan. Still a cool bunch.
I’m going to check out later for the other parts. Should be good times.