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Jerry Lewis, Filmmaking Master

It’s always fun watching Jerry Lewis trying to contain his comic demon, as he does here in his lecture at USC in 1967. He took his filmmaking classes very seriously. There is a series of transcripts of his lectures collected in a book called “The Total Filmmaker” that is full of all kinds of practical […]

The (Paper) Art of Satyajit Ray

In addition to being one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, Satyajit Ray was a musician, composer and graphic artist. Graphic art was the way Ray made his living before he became a full-time filmmaker. Here is a selection of some of Ray’s art for books, advertising and his own films.     […]

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