Monthly Archives: May 2013

DAY EIGHTEEN – “A Fire in the Belly”

Today in the workshop a the Binger Filmlab one of the directors asked Mike Libanon (one of the actors who has been working with me for a few years) what it feels like when the Travis Technique is used in … Continue reading

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DAY SEVENTEEN – Totally upstaged by an Australian and an Irishman

You all know that I’m celebrating my 70th birthday around the world. I’ve already had 8 birthday parties and I’m planning the next two to take place here in Amsterdam. So I’m feeling pretty confident that there is nothing that … Continue reading

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DAY SIXTEEN – The beginning of the Marathon

Many years ago (in the 1970s and early 80s) I ran a lot of marathons. Mostly in NYC which was fantastic. And one thing I learned from all those months and miles of training that was so crucial to even … Continue reading

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DAY FIFTEEN (Part 2) – Be careful who you sit next to …

Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Early morning visit to beat the crowd and spend a few hours in my favorite museum … with my favorite painting, Jan Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid (or some call it the Milkmaid). By 10 am I was finally standing … Continue reading

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DAY FIFTEEN – A Day At The Museum

Woke up this morning, excited. Finally get to return to my favorite museum in the whole world, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Dutch Masters at their very best! When I first came to Amsterdam 10 years ago the museum was … Continue reading

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DAY FOURTEEN – Airplane Mode

We all have favorite moments in favorite films. One of mine is in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People based on Judith Guest’s novel of the same name with a brilliant (and I mean brilliant!) screenplay by Alvin Sargent. Donald Sutherland, as … Continue reading

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DAY THIRTEEN (Part 2) – The Final Destination

“What is your final destination?”┬áThe Customs Officer at the Moscow airport is staring at me intently. I know he wants, and deserves, an answer. And in moments like this I know it’s supposed to be an honest answer. But, at … Continue reading

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