Stanley Kubrick watched this 1960 film over and over while researching for what became 2001: A Space Odyssey.
ADDITIONAL READ & WATCH
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at His Farm in Normandy (Kanopy Streaming)
The BTS interview in the Criterion edition is a must-watch, so is the video on "Footsteps," the Foley artists who worked on the film.
Guy’s Criterion picks
Trailer for “They Shall Not Grow Old,” by Peter Jackson
Behind ths scenes on how the old footage were converted and given new life.
Also I’m not into the film’s Cinematography. I’ve watched the film several times to understand why I don’t like it and I can’t seem to finger on it but I did not want to dive deeper into any of that nonsense. I did not watch this 7-part interview with Roger Deakins because I’m not a Deakins fanboy and def not signing up to be a member of his forum. Absolutely did not read this American Cinematographer cover story. And nothing could make me read this interview with Production Designer Dennis Gassner. I’m sure the British Cinematographer magazine did not have an interview with Deakins.
And, by the way, why would I spend hours poring over all the screen grabs of films Deakins has photographed? Who do you think I am?
I don’t know how this video got embedded. My blog must have been hacked!
Patriot is easily my favorite among Amazon Originals lineup, beautifully written & directed by Steven Conrad. Here’s a day in the life of Conrad during filming of Season 1 by Nina Metz who writes about TV, Film, and Theater for The Chicago Tribune from 2016.
The show is not for everyone.
BELOW: Playlist of original songs from Patriot Season 01
Behind the series’ original music