I watched Ken Park yesterday, was much more than I expected and less too. More sex and less storyline and characters. For those who have seen it, you will understand why it was mostly uncomfortable as I was sat in college watching it.
Also, watched A Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse with Matty. It’s a documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola’s wife, Eleanor Coppola. It was a lot longer than we expected but really in depth and interesting to see how much effort went in by all involved. It was good to see that Coppola thought maybe it wasn’t worth it at times and experiences what everyone does when they get a little bit down.
I liked this quote from the man himself: If Marty dies, I wanna hear that everything’s okay, until I say, “Marty is dead.” This was just after Martin Sheen had had a heart attack…
But I think the ending speech that Coppola gives really sums up what’s happening or happened already in the world of film:
To me, the great hope is that now these little 8mm video recorders and stuff have come out, and some… just people who normally wouldn’t make movies are going to be making them. And you know, suddenly, one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to be the new Mozart, you know, and make a beautiful film with her little father’s camera recorder. And for once, the so-called professionalism about movies will be destroyed, forever. And it will really become an art form. That’s my opinion.