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Film Meets Art Christopher NolanFilmmakers draw their inspiration from absolutely everywhere — every experience they’ve had, place they’ve been, song they’ve heard. For some, obscure historical events triggers their creativity, while for others, it could be a simple photograph — the title character from Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, Max Fischer, was inspired by a photo by Jacques Henri Lartigue. The Tate Gallery in London has launched a fascinating series of videos entitled “Film meets Art” that asks prominent U.K. directors about which works of art from famous painters have inspired their films. More »

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Every writer has his or her own way of working, but for most, writing will inevitably involve sitting in front of a computer, a typewriter or a pad of paper in solitude. For some of us, this solitude becomes too much of a habit, and the voices inside our heads bounce around like an echo chamber, only slight variations of ourselves. To tackle a story about characters outside of our daily lives and comfort zones, we need to hear their voices, see their cultures, feel their stories. Screenwriter and Ken Loach collaborator Paul Laverty (My Name is Joe, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) has made a career of living among his characters from various countries and socioeconomic backgrounds, and he shares his experiences in a video interview as part of the BAFTA Screenwriter Lecture series. More »