Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert


Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.


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—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown

 

—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."

Marlon Brando in Tennessee Williams 'A Streetcar Named Desire'


Updated on August 5, 2008, 7:49 PM - Written by Tim Buttner

 

A stellar cast makes this movie as unforgettable as the famous stage play by Tennessee Williams about Blanche Dubois, played here by Vivien Leigh who won the Oscar for her performance, who's reality crumbles around her after she moves in with her sister Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter) and her domineering and brutish husband Stanley, who's played by Marlon Brando with such ferocity that he leaps off the screen. Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, who plays Stanley's friend Mitch, both won Supporting-Actor Oscars for their performances, but Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the African Queen, and it's debatable whether he deserved it more because his performance lent so much to the greatness of his co-stars.


When Stanley first appears on screen the camera is wide and distant from him, but even with his size reduced by the frame of the shot Brando manages to make his presence felt. He argues with other bowlers and holds his ground in competition to their shoves. It's a brief glimpse of the anger and ferocity we're about to witness from the character. Later when he returns home he casually asks Mitch about their planned poker game and if it would be at his place, witnesses his neighbor and friend argue with his wife, and stumbles upon Blanche inside instead of Stella. When Brando stops, his eyes never leave Blanche but with a simple blink he manages to convey so subtly that he's taken aback. He continues to stare at her studying, swaying, and chewing all in such a way that speaks about Stanley's character. She's the first to speak because Stanley wouldn't; he assesses the situation and always keeps his guard. As soon as Blanche reveals her identity, Brando transitions his facial construct to recognition and easily delivers his lines as if they were his own. He shrugs the whole encounter off and removes his coat as he marches past Blanche into the bedroom, proving with a great introduction Brando's skill at conveying all that needs to be known about the character....

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