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TFTS Episode X – Offend, Humor, and Educate

Cancel culture! That bane of all creatives!

In this, my tenth episode (insert fanfare), I'll explain how to offend, humor, and educate an audience so you can maintain the moral high ground above the cancel culture pitchforks!

Tying into Black History Month, I'll use Melvin van Peebles's Watermelon Man and Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles, co-written by the Great Negro Prophet Richard Pryor, as examples.

Uh... TOTALLY NSFW!

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Denis Villeneuve discusses his filmmaking experiences that led to “Dune” (2 of 2)

Director Denis Villeneuve sat down with his "Blade Runner 2049" cinematographer Roger Deakins for the "Team Deakins" podcast.

In part two of my coverage, the filmmakers discuss the challenges fo CG work, watching movies on a variety of screens, and I list info on the remaking of "Dune."

Follow the link for part one of this story.

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Denis Villeneuve discusses his filmmaking experiences that led to “Dune” (1 of 2)

With a December release date, Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” may be one of the few movies we can (hopefully) say is a safe bet for release despite the mounting worries of a global pandemic.

On the “Team Deakins” podcast, Villeneuve reunites with Roger and James Deakins, who served as the director’s cinematography team on “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

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