Tuesday, February 2, 2010

George Kuchar

Renowned filmmaker George Kuchar joined us yesterday for studio visits, general musings, filmed meals, and a lecture/screening hybrid in Shattuck Annex. We were very lucky to have him, and from what I have heard, those who had studio visits with him were quite pleased.

George is an extremely candid man, and at first comes off as quite soft spoken. Until he gets going. He shared many anecdotes about his process and teaching methods. He talked a lot about macaroni and cheese. He is also, quite frankly, hilarious. Here are some of my favorite quotes that I was able to scribble down...many fell between the cracks because I simply couldn't keep up!

"H.P. Lovecraft hated fish."

"Hollywood is all covered...why bother?"

"Also, when people don't show up, we use dummies."

"I don't have a car...I'm not a storm chaser. I describe myself as a storm squatter."

Audience Member - "Have you seen Avatar?"
George Kuchar - "I haven't seen that yet...I did enjoy Titanic. My friends didn't like that so much."

"I try to make them ALL family films."

Thank you, George!

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