The Wachowskis Talk Storytelling In New Side By Side Clip

By Sean O'Connell 2012-08-08 13:04:24discussion comments
Christopher Kenneally’s Side By Side is a film-lover’s documentary about the history and process of modern filmmaking, which takes time to explore the tradition, film-based methods of storytelling as well as the cutting-edge, digital tricks that are taking over the industry.

The doc played the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and is earning more fans as it slowly rolls out in limited release. Everything we’re hearing about it celebrates its technical nature, though from what we understand, unless you are a rabid consumer of film and filmmaking, a huge chunk of what’s being discussed might go over your head.

Want to see if Side By Side is of interest? Here’s a brief clip of Keanu Reeves (the film’s narrator/host) discussing the creation of a performance in the editing room. This clip is an outtake from the final film – and is presented as part of Tribeca’s Side Swipes program, featuring deleted scemes from Tribeca films. But it will give you a sense of the tone of Side, and you can seek it out from there:

The clip also gives us one of the first videos of Lana Wachowski, formerly known as Larry Wachowski when he and brother Andy filmed the Matrix trilogy with Reeves. As we reported earlier, the Wachowskis join an illustrious list of filmmakers who agreed to sit down for Side By Side. James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, David Lynch, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese are just a few of the masters who sit down and discuss the past (and future) of their beloved industry. If Side is playing in a theater by you, seek it out. Chances are good you’ll be enlightened and entertained.
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