Where Forgotten Films Dwell

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Hey everyone!

I've got some incredible news!

I've just been accepted to New York University - Tisch!!!

For those of you who don't know....I want to be a film director. That's one of the reasons why I started this blog.

Well....Tisch is considered by many to be THE BEST film school in the United States.

Past graduates include:

Martin Scorsese

Oliver Stone

The Coen Brothers

I will LITERALLY be following in their footsteps come this fall.

For everyone who has read and supported this blog, thank you!

Thank you for encouraging me and my dreams!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

Editor - Nathanael Hood


  1. Congratulations!

  2. Wow!

    Two minutes after I break the news!


  3. Congratulations Nathanial!
    Get out there and make your mark on cinema for all of us who are rooting you on to do great things.
    (Blowing virtual party horn for you) : )

  4. That's fantastic!!
    I'm sure you'll turn out to be one of the most important directors of this generation!

    Such an excellent film school as well!

    You deserve it man, for them to have overlooked you would have been a serious mistake...


  5. @Jack L

    Thanks, man! You know...I got the news that I was accepted to Tisch the day after I was rejected from my other film school....

    So...I REALLY got lucky!

    As for being the greatest director ever.....

    I'm keeping it realistic. It's going to be a MASSIVE amount of work. I mean...Scorsese was in the business for YEARS before he hit it big.

    But I'm ready and willing to put in all of the blood, sweat, and tears that I have to in order to make my dreams come true!

  6. Congrats, Nate! WOOOHOOO! When your rich and famous, you'll let me come to a preview, right? And your personal chauffeur will drive me around in a limo stocked with girly drinks and silly putty, right?

  7. Well,well,well,well,well!!!! If that ain't one great big piece of good news! I'm really happy to find your dream take off with this opportunity to study at a prestigious institution. I'm sure this first step will start off a thousand mile journey. Here is a collection of quotes about being successful from my mentor:


  8. Congratulations! I'm excited for you and send along my wishes that all your filmmaking dreams come true. You seem more than up to the challenge...right now, though, it sounds like you're walking on air. Wonderful.

  9. @Rana

    Thank you very much!

    You've been one of the best supporters!

    Thank you SO much!

  10. @The Lady Eve

    I'm now walking on air anymore...I'm floating in space!

  11. Nate, all of us here at Team Bartilucci H.Q. are absolutely thrilled for you! Beaucoup congratulations on being accepted into Tisch at NYU! My brother went to NYU and loved it. You're going to wow 'em as a director, I just know it! Hope you'll still have time to blog now that you're a college man, but even if you don't, we'll be rooting for you from the sidelines. I look forward to the day when I can point to a poster advertising one of your films and say, "Hey, I know that guy!" Good luck, Nate! (Incidentally, our daughter was born in NYU Tisch Medical Center. In the hospital, I watched TCM for the very first time. :-))

  12. @DorianTB

    I have NO intentions of stopping my blogging. And it warms my soul to know that people like you are encouraging me and cheering for me. It will be a long, bitter road...but it is one that I am looking forward to!

    God bless!

  13. I wish you the very best in film school Nathaniel, even if you hated UNCLE BOONME! Ha!

    Just kidding, as I was on the other side of the coin with Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, which like BOONME was hailed as a staggering masterpiece by just about everyone. The beauty about film or any other art form is that personal percaptions and taste don't always conform.

    Good luck.

  14. Many thanks, my friend!

    The most anyone in the film industry can hope for is that in some small way their work affects at least one person.

  15. May your cuts be artistic and your endings make sense. Whatever you do, don't be the next Uwe Boll or Michael Bay.

    Congrats and feel free to vent here during your time at NYU. Just remember to forgive your professors when they misinterpret films like thinking the bear in The Exterminating Angel represents the Soviets and Broderick playing in a video arcade in WarGames is a reference to the beginnings of cinema. They know not what they do.

  16. @Jump_Raven

    Aw....ambiguous endings are more fun!

    But thank you for your encouragement! I'll try not to let the professors tell me how to interpret things that are better left alone.

  17. Actually I meant that the ending makes sense given the material leading up to it. Like the difference between the correct ending of The Last Laugh and the actual ending that we are told, in the film, is being tacked on.

    I love ambiguous endings, you can always pick a fight with a film lover by asking them if Shane is alive at the end and then taking the opposing viewpoint.

  18. Or another famous ambiguous ending......

    Was "Inception" all Cobb's dream?


  19. Congrats~! I'm a bit jealous, in a good way.

    When do you start? Hit me up when you do.

  20. Thanks, man!

    Hopefully I start in late August, early Septmeber!

    Don't worry...I'll keep everyone updated via this blog!

  21. Nathanael, your passion and drive to recognize quality cinema comes through crystal clear because of all of the work you've posted for this site.

    I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best.

  22. What's your mubi account exactly? There's several nate/nathaniels.

    http://mubi.com/users/356074 = I

  23. @Ian

    Thanks, man!

    Looking forward to your next review!

  24. @Bleu


    There you go!

    Although, keep in mind that I rarely use it during the school year...so I won't really be using it until the middle of May.