1 hr 6 min

James Gray - Film Director and Screen writer Titans as Teens

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It’s my job to try and make the audience understand something I’m trying to express. So, it’s not the audience’s fault if they don’t like something I did. It’s not the audience’s fault if they don’t get it. It’s my fault.James Gray















If I had to name the most eccentric conversation I have had doing this podcast, I would surely pick my talk with James Gray. I could write a whole essay on James and his life, but of course, that would be far too extreme for this.







Simply, James is a screen writer and film director renowned for his work with films such as The Immigrant, Ad Astra, and The Yards. No one I’ve ever met could rival James’ extensive film knowledge, both in history and technique. As you’ll hear, James truly devotes himself fully to his work.







In our conversation we spoke about numerous things regarding his experiences growing up, as well as his thoughts about film making, his role as a writer and director, and how he thinks COVID might affect movies that come out after the pandemic.







I spoke to James from his home in Los Angeles.













Show Notes







* Growing up in Queens, New York* From public school to private school * High school film club* Life long relationship with some teachers* Learning about Shakespeare* The challenges of the Superhero movie* How films evolved* Films as a mirror of society* Watchmen graphic novel* On recognition and validation* The danger of being quoted* Control in film making* Working with actors* The inspiration for newest film* We still have hope







Transcript







PDF Plain text







Links and Resources







James Gray on IMDB







James Gray on Wikipedia







Ad Astra







The Lost City of Z











Kew Forest School







Philoctetes







Measure for Measure







Picasso’s Guernica







Lascaux cave paintings







The Jazz Singer







Joker







The Dark Knight







Watchmen







Stanley Kubrick







Nights of Cabiria







Joaquin Phoenix







Mark Wahlberg







Charlie Hunnam

It’s my job to try and make the audience understand something I’m trying to express. So, it’s not the audience’s fault if they don’t like something I did. It’s not the audience’s fault if they don’t get it. It’s my fault.James Gray















If I had to name the most eccentric conversation I have had doing this podcast, I would surely pick my talk with James Gray. I could write a whole essay on James and his life, but of course, that would be far too extreme for this.







Simply, James is a screen writer and film director renowned for his work with films such as The Immigrant, Ad Astra, and The Yards. No one I’ve ever met could rival James’ extensive film knowledge, both in history and technique. As you’ll hear, James truly devotes himself fully to his work.







In our conversation we spoke about numerous things regarding his experiences growing up, as well as his thoughts about film making, his role as a writer and director, and how he thinks COVID might affect movies that come out after the pandemic.







I spoke to James from his home in Los Angeles.













Show Notes







* Growing up in Queens, New York* From public school to private school * High school film club* Life long relationship with some teachers* Learning about Shakespeare* The challenges of the Superhero movie* How films evolved* Films as a mirror of society* Watchmen graphic novel* On recognition and validation* The danger of being quoted* Control in film making* Working with actors* The inspiration for newest film* We still have hope







Transcript







PDF Plain text







Links and Resources







James Gray on IMDB







James Gray on Wikipedia







Ad Astra







The Lost City of Z











Kew Forest School







Philoctetes







Measure for Measure







Picasso’s Guernica







Lascaux cave paintings







The Jazz Singer







Joker







The Dark Knight







Watchmen







Stanley Kubrick







Nights of Cabiria







Joaquin Phoenix







Mark Wahlberg







Charlie Hunnam

1 hr 6 min