I’m on a documentary kick again. I recently watched The Donner Party again (the Ric Burns film). On the festival circuit, one sees numerous excellent documentaries. Documentary filmmaking seems more noble and more doable. I visited Ken Burns‘ site today. He and his brother, Ric, are the crown princes of documentary filmmaking. His site, Florentine Films, was very informative.
His collaborative partner’s site HOTT Films was also very interesting and included links to three documentary film distributors. In addition to my interest in Pauline Cushman, a friend is working on a script about his grandfather’s time in the Ambulance Corps in WWI. My nephew, who edits briliantly in industry in Cali sharing insights into broadcast success. I was surprised to discover today that the documentary on Robert Evans (The Kid Stays in the Picture) is STILL in theatrical release and has generated $1.4 million.
“War is not nice.”
Barbara Bush (1925 – )
Former First Lady
“Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.”
Jules de Gaultier