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    Cyborg was the film that a stuntman lost an eye. Stunt crew wouldn’t work with the person responsible after that.


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    I always think about how dangerous a lot of the stunts are or could have been in the older movies I watch. Just a different mindset back then.

    The one in LW4 is pretty insane:



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    I think after the films I worked on he shot a film in the Philippines and a bunch overseas . The Cyborg accident was completely preventable, the star of the film insisted on rehearsing with real knives, after the accident the lead actor wasn’t used and most of the ending was shot from far away with a double because stunt crew was rightly furious. Still isn’t perfect but much safer today in the USA than in the past. I’m so thankful that I didn’t fall asleep driving home on some productions.


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    My folks used to bring us a couple of times a year to travelogues. It would be a couple who took home movies and had a whole presentation with recorded music and commentary on Acapulco, Greek isles or Austrian castles. My dad was a member of the organization that brought them in so I knew they were paid and it didn’t seem out of reach to make one of these movies. The 70s and 80s were so different for entertainment.


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    Filmmaking was more magical back then all the way up until 2010-ish.

    Then the world [naturally] started becoming too complicated.


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    To this day i don’t think i can make a film.

    I rely heavily on a director or writer to push the narrative.


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    ...Though there are films and film makers that made me feel compelled to make films and docs.

    - The work of Mark Lapore

    - My Flesh and Blood (2003) - documentary

    And ones that reminded me of the timeless nature of films:
    - Lawrence of Arabia

    And the work of James Longely was an inspiration in not letting tools dictate the quality of your work. While am undecided a out th cntnt of his films, his visual craft is fantstic.
    - Iraq in Fragments (documentary) shot on minidv but looks better than most things shot on fancy cameras.


    Then there are the more usual suspects, and plenty of masterfully done films. Also, Robert Rodriguez made film making seem Even more accessible than it is today. But i suppose i felt he caught lightning in a bottle with success and so i feel he was an influence, but only to a point.


    I’d say most of my influences go much further back, but i got involved in video later on.
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    Ooh Iraq in Fragments was so good. I saw a Q&A with him after it screened


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