Though more of a conversation than a lesson — in which he seemed mildly horrified to learn the new generation of filmmakers is watching film primarily on tiny screens — he shared a few essential tips of great filmmaking:
Sound is more important than picture
Editing is the Last Stage of Writing
Story is King
He also shared his list of must-watch films: Gravity, 12 Years a Slave (Moore says this may win best picture), Grizzly Man, Czech Dream, Taxi Driver, Kenny (an Aussie doc about a guy who cleans port-a-johns), WallE, The Pope’s Toilet, Lost in America by Albert Brooks, A Clockwork Orange, and of course, Dr Strangelove.
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