FUNCTION #8. RECONFIGURE: White Cargo

FUNCTION #8. RECONFIGURE: White Cargo

Z Note There is support for low-resolution “proxy” images. Hollywood often treated you like a posable doll. All too often, many of your roles involved suicide efforts or, in White Cargo, you played the role of a femme fatale, forced at the end to drink poison....
FUNCTION#10. TRAPS: Mandl / Hollywood

FUNCTION#10. TRAPS: Mandl / Hollywood

Once, ducking from Mandl’s surveillance momentarily, you hid in one of the rooms of a peepshow brothel—only to have to choose between being a participant in the show or facing Mandl’s wrath. What followed was “the strangest love-making any girl ever had” (23). A...
FUNCTION #9. CUT-UP

FUNCTION #9. CUT-UP

Enter Valerie Solanas, the Founding Mother of SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men).Solanas is portrayed as emerging from Antheil’s misogynism and Warhol’s mishandling of Hedy–an Avenging Exorcist and Rectifier    In opposition to Corel, Solanas...
FUNCTION #6. RENAME: Pseudonymously Yours

FUNCTION #6. RENAME: Pseudonymously Yours

Note Create a duplicate that adopts given properties of the original. In an encounter with MGM’s fabled Luis B. Mayer, you negotiated your first Hollywood contract.  It is he who provided the young Hedwig Keisler Mandl with a new name: Hedy Lamarr, the surname coined...
FUNCTION #5. SCRIPT/UNDO: Director’s Cut

FUNCTION #5. SCRIPT/UNDO: Director’s Cut

Note There are only so many undo levels.  If you do not pre-configure more undo levels you will not be able to undo everything you want. “Here, silently fuming at what’s unfolding before him, a commanding figure sits in a dark projection room. The brooding...
FUNCTION #4. SELECT & SAY: Off the Record

FUNCTION #4. SELECT & SAY: Off the Record

Note Select-and-Say™–verbally edit, format or correct words and phrases… One night an English colonel was a guest at Mandl’s. He was openly critical of the Nazi movement.  I sensed a fellow conspirator…. As soon as Mandl left, I moved to a chair near Colonel...
FUNCTION #2. CLONE: “Creating a Goddess”

FUNCTION #2. CLONE: “Creating a Goddess”

Z Note Cloning objects can save you a lot of time on a project when you are working with duplicate objects. When an object is cloned, a duplicate is made of the selected object. The original object becomes the control object… Exactly Like You Diana Krall I...
FUNCTION #7. ROTATE & SKEW: Axis of Evil

FUNCTION #7. ROTATE & SKEW: Axis of Evil

Z Note Setting our preferences accordingly, we can click and drag the following scene into our personal workspace. “It was when I was making Come Live With Me. I went to the projection room alone to see some rushes. A bit actor who happened to be on the lot...
FUNCTION #1. ZOOM: Up Close and Too Personal

FUNCTION #1. ZOOM: Up Close and Too Personal

Note Go to Properties on the pop-up menu of Tools >Options>Toolbox>Zoom & Pan Tool. Zoom in allows you to define a marquee around the area you want to magnify. “The original script for Ecstasy was a five-page affair, with hardly any dialogue..” I...
FUNCTION #3. DISTORT: Pins

FUNCTION #3. DISTORT: Pins

Note The Interactive Distortion Tool allows the user to distort the object in a number of ways, creating thereby a number of realistic effects that cleverly mask their provenance. “About that other torrid love scene [in Ecstasy]. This, we shot indoors. I was...