Ah, film festivals. Where else can you soak in the cinema with a group of fellow cinephiles and hear commentary from directors and their hardworking cast members all in the same day? The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is underway, and the movie gods behind the famed New York City gathering have gifted us with an audio series of Tribeca talks featuring some of our favorite filmmakers. Yesterday we featured a conversation with former heavyweight fighters Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield discussing the new documentary Champs, but there's more where that came from.
The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin chats with fellow scribe Jon Favreau about heroes, being “moral” in 2014, and making the change from analogue to digital in moviemaking. Also featured is a chat with longtime Martin Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker. She delivered the festival’s first-ever master class over the weekend, focusing on Scorsese’s boxing drama Raging Bull. "I'm doing this because it's one of the most thrilling films I ever helped edit," she explained. "The direction is brilliant, the camera work superb, the acting from De Niro and [Joe] Pesci is stunning. I mean what can you say about the work Robert De Niro did in this movie? To say nothing of the great music and sound effects and editing."
Finally, listen to Academy Award-winning sound mixer Ski Lievsay (Gravity) and music supervisor Susan Jacobs (Silver Linings Playbook) talk about crafting the sound in a film and exploring the ways sound is used as a vibrant storytelling tool. For a free mini film school, head to the Tribeca website for more great lectures.
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