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fwtep
01-09-2005, 05:56 AM
As some people have already mentioned in other threads, the best school is looking at the work that's already been done over the last hundred years. However, I suggest that not only do you watch as many films as you can, particularly classics, but see them in the theater when at all possible. If you live in a major city that's usually not very hard.

For example, in Los Angeles within the next few weeks there are TONS of great screenings-- everything from the original KING KONG (with Ray Harryhausen Q&A to follow) to several of Harryhausen's films (again, with Ray in person), plus Lawrence of Arabia (a MUST see in the theater, it loses everything on video, even on a big TV), 2001: A Space Odyssey, Patton, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (YEAH!), Vertigo, The Blue Angel, a full Erich von Stroheim festival, Sunrise, and probably much much more (this rough list only covers up to around the first week of February)!

Trust me, seeing classics in the theater is a whole different experience from seeing them on video.

Fred

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