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Lasse Hallström

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Lasse Hallström

Hello Film Doctor friends. This our belated Fun Friday post for this week, honoring “the Swede in Hollywood”, Director Lasse Hallström (“Chocolat“, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape“, Oscar-winner “The Cider House Rules”), whose latest release – “The Hundred-Foot Journey” – hits the UK screens as of 05th Sept. 2014. One of his favorite movies is the Woody Allen classic Annie Hall: “That’s my favorite romance movie … Continue reading

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In Conversation: Nina Proctor (Costume Designer of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills, From Dusk Til Dawn TV series)

Hi Film Folk! We’ve got another lovely In Conversation for you luscious lot – so ready your minds! With the international release of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s ‘Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For,’ the Film Doctor team enjoyed the immense pleasure of  talking with Costume Designer Nina Proctor  about her life, work and career. … Continue reading

Richard Attenborough

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Remembering Richard Attenborough

Hello Film Doctor friends. This week started rather somberly, with the loss of yet another film titan, Sir Richard Attenborough.  He had a long, eventful life and an extremely prolific career, and we take our hats off to him.     The Film Doctor team dedicates this Fun Friday post to remembering Richard Attenborough (today would have … Continue reading

Film Doctor - Stanley Kubrick

Monday Prescription – Jan Harlan (Stanley Kubrick’s assistant, Exec and friend) on Kubrick

Hi Film Folk! This week the Film Doctor team were lucky enough to attend a FrightFest Q & A screening of The Shining with its Executive Producer Jan Harlan. So today, rather than provide you with one of our traditional Monday Prescriptions, we’re going to offer up some insight into one of film’s greatest masters and pioneers: Stanley … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Revisiting Luc Besson and Robert Rodriguez

Hello Film Doctor friends. We simply cannot pass on the release of Lucy and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For this weekend (albeit the latter gets its wider UK release only on the 29th) –  so here, the two Directors enjoy their second appearance in our Fun Fridays selection. Let’s revisit the favourite films of Luc … Continue reading

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In Conversation: Steve Saklad (Production Designer of 22 Jump Street, The Muppets, Labor Day)

Hi Film Folk! The Film Doctor Team are delighted to bring you another exclusive Interview (you can check out others here). This time we’re joined by the mind behind the designs for some of the biggest hits of the last few years (22 Jump Street, The Muppets) – Production Designer, Steve Saklad!     What is … Continue reading

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Fun Friday – Production Designer Steve Saklad’s Favourite Films

Hi Film Folk, It’s FUN FRIDAY time and this week we asked recent interviewee, Production Designer Steve Saklad (22 Jump Street, The Muppets) what film he feels every Production Designer or filmmaker should watch. You can read his full interview about his life and career here.     So Steve, what are the top 10 … Continue reading

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Monday Prescription: Re-writing dialogue and character after casting

Hi Film Folk! It’s been quite a while since the Film Doctor team have fired a Monday Prescription your way. This is because we’ve been hunting down new creatives for our Interview section. We have personal chats coming up with the minds behind 22 Jump Street, Boyhood, Edge of Tomorrow, Fading Gigolo, Game of Thrones and many … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Michel Gondry and James Gunn

Hello Film Doctor friends. This Fun Friday we’ve got a yummy double bill for you – extensive film picks from Writer/Directors  Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind”,  “The Green Hornet”, “The Science of Sleep”) and James Gunn (“Movie 43″, “Scooby-Doo”). Gondry – who’s latest project,  “Mood Indigo”, hits UK cinemas today – offers a double-length list of film choices. First up … Continue reading

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In Conversation: Allan Starski (Production Designer of Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Oliver Twist)

Hi Film Folk, Today The Film Doctor Team bring you another exclusive interview-shaped treat for your film-hungry minds. Production Designer Allan Starski (Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Oliver Twist) joins us for a chat about his life, career and work process.     Interview by Ksenia Safrey   Allan, you grew up in war-time/post-war Poland – how did … Continue reading

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