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Post by Katiedot on Wed Aug 17 2011, 13:33

Do you sometimes get the impression that George has seen everything? From dancing with the stars to dolphin documentaries, he seems to have an informed opinion on them all!

From Wall St Journal

A three-day crash course was all it took for photographer-turned-filmmaker Louie Psihoyos to pick up his new art.

“I just hired a local producer and said ‘Teach me what all the buttons are for,’” said the 54-year-old American, who had spent 17 years shooting stills for National Geographic.

Yet his maiden film, “The Cove,” an exposé of annual mass dolphin killings at the Japanese village of Taiji, betrayed no such inexperience. Besides winning critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Documentary, it helped shrink Taiji’s dolphin hunting industry by “several million dollars a year,” Mr. Psihoyos said, and spawned global awareness of the issue.

“George Clooney told me that it’s a better movie than ‘Ocean’s Eleven’…because it’s real,” he said. “It’s become some kind of a cult success. Although when people say that, it usually means the film isn’t making any money, which is true.”

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Post by Charley on Wed Aug 17 2011, 15:42

Katiedot wrote:Do you sometimes get the impression that George has seen everything? From dancing with the stars to dolphin documentaries, he seems to have an informed opinion on them all!

Oh yes!!!

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Re: INterview with photographer-turned-filmmaker Louie Psihoyos

Post by pattygirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 17:44

He always has several TVs on at the same time, wonder how many DVR's he has. And lets face it, I think all those who are interested (within the film industry) can get advanced copies of any movie out there. He admittedly doesn't sleep much, and I'll bet your life that he multitasks, too.

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Post by cindigirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 17:51

If it's true that opposites attract then George being an over-achiever who doesn't sleep much combined with my being an under-achiever who sleeps a lot would work out fine. LOL

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Post by pattygirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 18:02

I think you'd have to get in line there, cindi.

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Post by cindigirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 18:04

I know, the end of the line forms all the way back to Cleveland. LOL

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Wed Aug 17 2011, 20:53

As a fellow insomniac, I would be happy to stay up at night and watch dolphin documentaries with him. Wink

Didn't a previous interview around the time of dating SL say that he always had MSNBC on, presumably to stay up on current affairs?

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Post by cindigirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 21:10

I know he likes to keep up on current affairs only hopefully not his own. Too many negative things are said about his private life.

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Post by pattygirl on Wed Aug 17 2011, 23:00

Thought it was CNN, but it could be both, the reason for several TVs on at the same time.

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Thu Aug 18 2011, 15:26

pattygirl wrote: it could be both, the reason for several TVs on at the same time.

I think you're probably right about that. He needs DirecTV, they have a News Mix channel that shows several news channels all in one screen. Thumbs up!

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Post by pattygirl on Thu Aug 18 2011, 15:33

He can afford the multiple TVs. Besides, if on one screen, he'd need a really big screen and pics I've seen of his space I think he likes that he can spread them apart and probably concentrate on one at a time. I know, I would.

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Post by cindigirl on Thu Aug 18 2011, 15:39

Hi patty, I think he can concentrate on one at a time. And I know he can spread them apart. LOL

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Thu Aug 18 2011, 16:49

cindigirl wrote: And I know he can spread them apart. LOL

That's what she said...

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all night. lol!

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Post by pattygirl on Thu Aug 18 2011, 17:48

Gpsh, what raunchy girls you two are, cindi and MGK

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