plunging headlong into their first HD features---which will lack any basic understanding of film language or aesthetic and be primarily dialogue-driven---at which point the students will become disenchanted with film and start editing for reality TV shows, which is what their degree was preparing them for in the first place. She also writes sentences like Tennessee Williams.
Karla aspires to one day have enough money to attend a real film school for Grad OR buy a Mac G5, whichever comes first.
She likes palendromes and Radiohead.
What are your top ten films?
DISCLAIMER: Only ONE Burton/Hitchcock film allowed for space purposes. Also, animation of any kind is disallowed. That would be another list completely.
1. Tied for 1st: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Edward Scissorhands
2. Cannibal! The Musical
3. The Princess Bride
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc
6. Tied for 6th: Rear Window / Signs
8. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
9. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
10. The Fifth Element
Top ten albums?
DISCLAIMER: The Beatles’ “The White Album” and Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” are prerequisites, essentially.
In no particular order:
* The Cure - Wish
* Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
* Weezer - Pinkerton
* The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
* The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
* Elliott Smith – Either/Or
* The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame about Ray
* U2 – Achtung Baby
* Interpol -- Antics
* Ben Kweller – Sha Sha
What are your influences?
Tim Burton, Trey Parker, Robert Smith, Conan O'Brien, Mike Judge, Fritz Lang, Carl TH Dreyer, M. Night Shymalan, Ed Wood, Alfred Hitchcock, David Brent & Corky St. Clair, Max Fisher, Edward Scissorhands, Ted "Theodore" Logan & Bill S. Preston (Esquire), German Expressionism, Kathe Kollowiz, Romanesque Architecture, Tolkien & C.S. Lewis, Narcissism, Merriam Webster, Labels & Cliches, Idealism, Goofy Humor & Social Taboos, The Suspense Thriller, Fantasy & Sci-Fi (for thematic value and mad costuming ops) Emmanuel Lubezki, Silent Films, B&W Still Photography, Smashing Pumpkins & Cure videos, Cannibalism, Hitler, Stop Motion Animation without the aid of computers, People who make bad jokes, put headbands on babies and/or visit novelty websites like "collegehumor.com", Annoying words used by SUV-driving, Oprah's-book-club-participating housewives to describe Starbucks beverages or just self-indulgence in general ("treat," "pamper," "nibble," etc.), Castles, Chiquita Bananas, Shrubbery, Skits involving Balloons, and Jesus. The last shall be first.
Where do you find inspiration?
The Holy Bible. And zombie movies.
What are your goals?
To make stuff that doesn’t suck. To contribute in any capacity to a truly unique and well-developed project. To do so with people who don't take themselves (or what they're making) at all seriously. To die before I have time to start phoning it in.