After watching the documentary links and the linked articles, address two (2) of the following questions by Tuesday, Feb. 28 (noon). Please remember to attempt originality within your post and do not just reuse thoughts from your classmates.
1. What impressed you the most about Redford’s commitment to independent film? Why?
2. What do you feel is the driving force for Redford to continue to create films? Explain.
3. So far this semester, we’ve explored other actors turned director/producer. Based on these materials, what do you think makes someone like Redford successful in multiple areas of filmmaking (acting, directing, producing)?
4. Redford, like Woody Allen is now in his 80th year, and continuing to make films. Why do you feel filmmakers like these tow are able to continue to work into their senior years? His interviews and the writing should provide insight.
5. Redford’s body of work explored nearly every genre including westerns, comedies, dramas and super hero films – after getting to know Redford through the reading and interviews -why do you feel he’s been able to achieve success in each genre? Explain.
6. Based on the interviews with and about Robert Redford, what have you learned about the world of filmmaking (mainstream or independent) that could be carried into “any” career path. Cite an example.
Read this biographical link on Robert Redford – it also includes a short bio/video: http://www.biography.com/people/robert-redford-9453490#synopsis
Watch this Robert Redford interview and although it focuses mainly on his performance in “All is Lost”, you get a good insight into his personality as well:
And watch this tribute: in this piece you get a snapshot of Redford’s life and his creation of the Sundance Institute: