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a: Martin scorsese directing style ~
b: Bill Walsh's coaching style

What: Former San Francisco Forty-niners coach Bill Walsh adapted his play book to the strengths of his players. By doing this, he got the best performance with the players that he had. Martin Scorsese's directing style in Goodfellas has a similar process. During rehearsals, the actors were allowed to improvise the dialog. Scorsese modified the script with the lines that he though worked best. This approach to leadership produces a coherent link between the plan of a leader and the capabilities of the led.

Writer: mattyflynn
Date: Jan 25 2010 6:45 AM

Eraserhead Audio Fluctuations

a: The ambient sound of eraserhead ~
b: a (psychic) body within a body

What: "The ambient sound of Eraserhead is like a (psychic) body within a body and at significant moments the sound alternates between low frequency bass notes of the circulation of blood and the high intensity hissing of the nervous system,"

Date: Feb 6 2011 3:00 AM

Music Surrounded By Film Imagery?

a: Eraserhead ~
b: a piece of electro-acoustic music with added visuals

What: "Many directors are great sound sculptors. For example, David Lynch's debut Eraserhead is like a piece of electro-acoustic music with added visuals."....The link is a discussion of how music and movies , at times, mix......

Writer: Not credited
Date: Feb 6 2011 3:13 AM

How Apple Is Like Old Hollywood

a: Apple ~
b: Old Hollywood

What: "Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the will to power of today's information moguls. "Apple has a level of full integration of its products that is very similar to what we see in Hollywood studios," Wu said. To make its product, the company relies on carefully curated content, beautiful devices, and exclusive deals with networks. "They offer a high quality experience, but they demand they be in control. That is Apple," he said."

Writer: Tim Wu
Date: Aug 18 2011 11:21 AM

The Curvy Plot Of David Lynch

a: Mulholland drive ~
b: A figure-8

What: This movie confused me the first time I saw it. It was in a small theatre with about 100 people. At the end, there was a stunned silence. I was thinking, but didn't say, "what the fuck was that". That was a long time ago. But over the years the movie keeps coming back to me, in my memories. There were some reviews describing how the plot curves in on itself and returns to where it came from, like a figure-8.

Writer: LucretiaGermanica
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 5 2012 10:48 AM

a: Quentin tarantino ~
b: Kubrick

What: "Quentin Tarantino is starting to remind me of late-stage Kubrick. At a certain point, both directors became pretty much divorced from what most of us think of as everyday reality by producing stylized baubles with fetishistic care, inviting audiences to marvel at the lurid and the vivid, losing interest in the process of identification that any audience, however sophisticated, craves."

Writer: ColdChef
Date: May 8 2012 7:54 PM

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