Hello from the Sleeper team! We’re kicking off our new Sleeper AMA Series with 2-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis. He'll be answering your questions today at around 5:00 PM PACIFIC / 8:00 PM EASTERN.
We're fielding questions in advance by posting this early so ask away!
(For more on why we chose to go with this new format, and our thoughts around why fantasy basketball never shared the same success as fantasy football, see our latest blog post.)
And a few lucky fans will be selected to join Baron’s league! Just send us a DM of your Sleeper username, and we’ll be picking from everyone who reaches out. The winner of the league will receive signed memorabilia from Boom Dizzle himself!
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Edit 1: Baron's running a little late, we're planning on starting at 5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST. Thanks for your patience!
Edit 2: Baron is coming from an appointment, we're hoping to get started around 6:30 PM PST / 9:30 PM EST. Hang tight!
Edit 3: Hey Everyone, Baron here. Sorry I'm a little late, lets get this cracking.
Since water doesn't just disappear, where has it gone?
I’m writing this after recently watching both Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and “Us”.
I’d watched Get out when it was in cinemas and left thinking it was a decent film at best with an interesting concept, however the general consensus was it was a masterpiece of the horror genre.
Recently I decided to give it another go to see if maybe I had got it wrong, but was left with exact same sense of disappointment.
Now after watching “Us”, which I found to be even less entertaining and thought provoking, it got me thinking, who are the critically acclaimed filmmakers you just don’t get the hype about?
TLDR; I don’t get the hype around Jordan Peele’s films, what renowned directors do you feel this way about?
My friends and I all got together once a year after college to make these videos for shits and gigs, never really expecting it to go anywhere, but earlier this year, we got a call from a producer at Cracked looking to make them a more regular thing on their channel.
Naturally, we dropped what we were doing at the time to make it happen - we sort of grew up with Cracked, or at least some of the older variations of it.
Anyways, we went with Tenet and Dune for our first two videos since sci-fi and Nolan usually play pretty well on the internet, and we were personally stoked about them. This was pre-Dune being pushed back to 2021. Check them out and let me know what you think and what you'd like to see next! Videos are link in the comment below.
Now before the very obvious “yes”, let me explain what I mean.
I just got done watching “The Golden Glove”, which tells the story of Fritz Honka. It was fantastic, but COMPLETELY raw. The film gives you shot for shot remakes of the crimes. The rapes, murders, rotting corpses, maggots, this film was absolutely uncompromising. Now, many say this is completely disrespectful to victims, but you also have to look at other serial killer depictions. Other films show serial killers in a much more “Hollywood” way, they almost always shy away from the real grimy stuff, but doesn’t that let them off the hook?
Other films that show REALISTIC depictions of serial killers are Angst, Schramm, and Ted Bundy (2002). Compare the portrayal of Bundy in that film, to the Zac Efron movie. One shows him for what he truly was like in his “private moments” (even then, it held back compared to the other films I posted), while the other gave him a complete Hollywood portrayal.
Serial killer films will continue to be made, so would you rather see the killers for who they are, or the sanitized versions?
I first met Christopher Nolan in 2000 on the eve of Memento’s release. Since then, his rise has been meteoric, with blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception and Dunkirk establishing him as the most successful filmmaker to come out of the British Isles since Alfred Hitchcock. Over the years I’ve asked him many times to collaborate on a book and in 2016 he finally relented. Over the next four years, he sat down for dozens of hours of interviews in which we talked about everything — his inspirations, his influences, his methods, his obsessions — during the time it took him to write, shoot and edit his latest film, Tenet. If you've already read the book, I'd love to hear from you, or if you’re just curious about Nolan and his work, please ask away! I will answer as many questions as I can, but I will answer book questions first.
Learn more about the book here
And you can watch a trailer for the book here: https://youtu.be/xp3zrCFkSJA
I have been collecting this footage as I find it and laying it out in order by time code. In the end I want to have every single piece of media filmed from that entire day from the rally onwards laid out in the order it happened. Creating an entire picture of these events, filmed by those responsible. The footage is slipping away and I am being told there are thousands of videos. Please help before it’s too late. This day must be preserved! Thank you.
I believe that the idea to film the lotr trilogy as a single movie then cut it into 3 was brilliant and seeing the most recent star wars trilogy being incoherent and clearly being made up as they went along, i wonder why dont more do it like jackson did since it made a shit ton of money? Also, i get that some trilogies arent a single story like star wars and lord of the rings. Im talking about that sort of trilogies.
After the conclusion of the second season of the Mandalorian Star Wars is starting to feel like Star Wars again. It got me thinking of the early days of the Disney Star Wars era. Post TFA and post Rogue One, not everyone was happy but we were getting Star Wars again on the big screen and Luke was about to make his return to a galaxy in need. The set up was there. Then the Last Jedi.
Rian somehow maneuvered his way into the Directors chair of the followup to a 2.066 billion USD earner and the return of Luke Skywalker. Which brings me to this interview from the behind the scenes of Brick. I'm sure many of you are familiar with this interview where Rian calls his shot in spectacular fashion.
The Last Jedi premiered and reports of the fall out behind the scenes were being reported on fairly quickly. Solo tanking and merch sales which were strong for TFA were weak. Kiri Hart Co-producer of TLJ and storygroup head silently leaves/is removed from Lucasfilm and is hired by Rian for his production company. The Rise of Skywalker retcons many of the concepts introduced in TLJ and outright ignores others. Rian's previously announced trilogy is nowhere to be found and finally we are here at the end of the Mandalorian season two. Disney is building out the post Return of the Jedi timeline and Luke is bound to show up again.
In the end it seems Rian really did make the film he wanted and received the reaction he desired. It's still just crazy to me that he actually got into the position to do it at a company which needs to make a profit.
I'm a freelance filmmaker, and I want to know if someone has interesting daily habits they would recommend. I don't shoot much these days, due to Covid, and I am looking for ways to stay sharp.
Right now my daily filmmaking habits are:
-Writing a few hours every day
-Editing old footage into short videos, for family and friends
-Reading filmmaking books
-Listening to filmmaking podcast when walking my dog.
-3D animation with Blender.
Would anyone care to add something to this humble list?
Award-winning Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk died from Covid-19 complications in Latvia, the country's media have reported.
The 59-year-old film director was reportedly looking to buy property in the Baltic country in order to get a residency permit. His death was confirmed to Delfi.lv by ArtDocFest/Riga director Vitaly Mansky.
According to the Latvian media, Kim Ki-duk came to Latvia on November 20 in order to buy a house in Jurmala, the country's seaside resort near Riga. His colleagues raised concern when he didn't show up for scheduled meetings and began looking for him in hospitals.
The search was complicated by privacy protection laws, according to Delfi.lv.
The Korean filmmaker reportedly passed away from Covid-19 complications at a hospital at 1:20 past midnight on Friday.
One of the best-known East Asian filmmakers, Kim Ki-duk has been awarded Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for Pietà, Silver Lion for Best Director at 61st Venice International Film Festival for 3-Iron, Silver bear for Best Director at 54th Berlin International Film Festival for Samaria and Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Arirang.