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By the time I got the role in Taxi Driver, I’d already made more stuff than De Niro or Martin Scorsese. I’d been working from the time I was three years old. So even though I was only twelve, I felt like I was the veteran there.
De Niro took me aside before we started filming. He kept picking me up from my hotel and taking me to different diners. The first time he basically didn’t say anything. He would just, like, mumble. The second time he started to run lines with me, which was pretty boring because I already knew the lines. The third time, he ran lines with me again and now I was really bored. The fourth time, he ran lines with me, but then he started going off on these completely different ideas within the scene, talking about crazy things and asking me to follow in terms of improvisation.
So we’d start with the original script and then he’d go off on some tangent and I’d have to follow, and then it was my job to eventually find the space to bring him back to the last three lines of the text we’d already learned.
It was a huge revelation for me, because until that moment I thought being an actor was just acting naturally and saying the lines someone else wrote. Nobody had ever asked me to build a character. The only thing they’d ever done to direct me was to say something like “Say it faster” or “Say it slower.” So it was a whole new feeling for me, because I realized acting was not a dumb job. You know, I thought it was a dumb job. Somebody else writes something and then you repeat it. Like, how dumb is that?
There was this moment, in some diner somewhere, when I realized for the first time that it was me who hadn’t brought enough to the table. And I felt this excitement where you’re all sweaty and you can’t eat and you can’t sleep.
Changed my life. - Jodie Foster on how Robert de Niro taught her how to act.



Proof again.. Nobody knows everything.Keep learning.
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    By the time I got the role in Taxi Driver, I’d already made more stuff than De Niro or Martin Scorsese. I’d been working from the time I was three years old. So even though I was only twelve, I felt like I was the veteran there.

    De Niro took me aside before we started filming. He kept picking me up from my hotel and taking me to different diners. The first time he basically didn’t say anything. He would just, like, mumble. The second time he started to run lines with me, which was pretty boring because I already knew the lines. The third time, he ran lines with me again and now I was really bored. The fourth time, he ran lines with me, but then he started going off on these completely different ideas within the scene, talking about crazy things and asking me to follow in terms of improvisation.

    So we’d start with the original script and then he’d go off on some tangent and I’d have to follow, and then it was my job to eventually find the space to bring him back to the last three lines of the text we’d already learned.

    It was a huge revelation for me, because until that moment I thought being an actor was just acting naturally and saying the lines someone else wrote. Nobody had ever asked me to build a character. The only thing they’d ever done to direct me was to say something like “Say it faster” or “Say it slower.” So it was a whole new feeling for me, because I realized acting was not a dumb job. You know, I thought it was a dumb job. Somebody else writes something and then you repeat it. Like, how dumb is that?

    There was this moment, in some diner somewhere, when I realized for the first time that it was me who hadn’t brought enough to the table. And I felt this excitement where you’re all sweaty and you can’t eat and you can’t sleep.

    Changed my life. - Jodie Foster on how Robert de Niro taught her how to act.



    Proof again.. Nobody knows everything.
    Keep learning.

    (Source: pilgrms, via theacademy)

  2. parislemon:

    secondverse:

    nevver:

    Welcome back

    So good.

    F. U.

    Best Valentine’s gift from a TV network ever? Could just be…

    (Source: nevver.com)

  3. anna-vital:

fundersandfounders:

How to Be Productive - The Mindmap of 35 Habits of the Uber-Productive.

Since the beginning of the year I lived in 7 different countries, spend 3 months in a remote village, and ended up in another mega city. If you want to travel and get work done at the same time, you have to be more productive. Here is the summary of a year of my experimenting with productivity in one mindmap.
How did I come up with it? Here is an example in the clothing aspect of life.

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    anna-vital:

    fundersandfounders:

    How to Be Productive - The Mindmap of 35 Habits of the Uber-Productive.

    Since the beginning of the year I lived in 7 different countries, spend 3 months in a remote village, and ended up in another mega city. If you want to travel and get work done at the same time, you have to be more productive. Here is the summary of a year of my experimenting with productivity in one mindmap.

    How did I come up with it? Here is an example in the clothing aspect of life.

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    Good starting point.

    (via skillshare)

  4. Xbox One "˜juddering"™ plagues UK TV watchers

    parislemon:

    Samuel Gibbs:

    The cause appears to be the difference in refresh rates between UK and US TV sets and services. In the UK, the TV broadcast standard is 50Hz, or 50 frames per second (FPS), which most television set top boxes including Sky, Virgin and Freeview services output. In the US, the standard is 60Hz or 60FPS, and by default the Xbox One is set to the US, not UK standard.

    "Assuming the reports are true, this represents a significant issue Microsoft has to address," Richard Leadbetter of visual testing company Digital Foundry told Eurogamer. "Displaying 50Hz video at 60Hz means that every sixth frame will be a duplicate, resulting in noticeable judder on a lot of material – scrolling text on news channels, fast pans in TV and movies, and the left to right sweep of the camera in football matches."

    Microsoft said that it is aware of the issue, but did not have a comment at the time of publication. 

    What a colossal fuck-up. How on Earth do you release a product so focused on television and not realize that the UK has a different broadcast standard? You had one job.

    And guess what?

    Leadbetter said that there are no easy solutions to the difference between 50 and 60Hz, and that altering a 50Hz picture to match a 60Hz refresh rate would likely have a detrimental impact on image quality. It is unknown how Microsoft is going to deal with the issue.

    Heads are undoubtedly going to roll over this.

    Aah broadcast standards and frame rates….

  5. fastcompany:

100 Years Of Rock Music In Less Than A Minute

To help you brush up on how rock music evolved into the many-tentacled beast that it is today, designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of genres in less than a minute. It not only provides the names and birth dates of each style, but also offers sample songs allowing you to finally know what skiffle sounds like.


More cowbell.
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    fastcompany:

    100 Years Of Rock Music In Less Than A Minute

    To help you brush up on how rock music evolved into the many-tentacled beast that it is today, designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of genres in less than a minute. It not only provides the names and birth dates of each style, but also offers sample songs allowing you to finally know what skiffle sounds like.

    More cowbell.

  6. Always give it your all!
Photo: Esther Lin
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    Always give it your all!

    Photo: Esther Lin

  7. WORLD'S OLDEST MOTORCYCLE RiDERS - A TRUE STORY

    Live your dreams.

    Greatest bank ad?

  8. Breaking Bad: Walter White (start and end)
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, the first frame we see him and the last.
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    Breaking Bad: Walter White (start and end)

    Bryan Cranston as Walter White, the first frame we see him and the last.

  9. helloyoucreatives:

     

    An absolutely shocking campaign that is truly brilliant. These images are of actual human rights abuse victims taken by traveling journalists form a variety of countries that have been placed into Switzerland’s surroundings. The shock of seeing these individuals right in front of the public eye certainly shed new light on the issue and caused a global stir. 

    Watch the video

    Campaign: Not here, but now 
    Agency: Walker, Switzerland Via

    Great campaign.

  10. helloyoucreatives:

    Superhero parentals by French artist Andry Rajoelina

    Like it ;)