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Aphorisms that legendary director and former Dean of CalArts School of Film/Video Alexander Mackendrick had taped to the wall of his CalArts classroom

October 9, 2012
Achilles and the Tortoise

Alexander Mackendrick’s 42 Filmmaking Aphorisms (courtesy of Ten Thousand Films)

This is a re-blog of a post from Ten Thousand Films. As my review of Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers is featured on Static Mass Emporium today, I figured it was as good a time as any to share these nuggets:

The 42 filmmaking aphorisms the brilliant Alexander Mackendrick had stuck to his wall when he taught screenwriting at CalArts:
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