• Goomahs, Molls And Mob Wives – A Style Supercut

    It’s not just Henry Hill and his buddies who get to have walk-in closets with more suits and shoes than Macys – their wives, goomahs (mistresses) and classic Warner Bros molls are equally stylish (or garish, depending on their era and place in the crime family pecking order). In the following supercut from Worn, every […]

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  • What is Elstree 1976?

      If you are even remotely interested in Star Wars and engage on Twitter, you’ll have been intrigued by a cryptic new Twitter account, @Elstree 1976, and its countdown to May 7. Now, the mystery can be revealed. Elstree 1976 is a new documentary by Jon Spira, a documentary “about ten very different lives connected […]

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  • star wars begins: the filmumentary strikes back

    A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away, it was rumoured there was forgotten Star Wars production footage, missing scenes and all manner of behind the scenes goodies that Lucasfilm would have us believe was unavailable. They didn’t count on Jamie Benning… NOTE: This is an amended form of my interview that first appeared last […]

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  • Interview: The Flop House Podcast

    There are many funny bad-movie podcasts out there. Many set themselves a task of deconstructing the movie and discussing it in a great deal of depth. There are very long discussions around the craft of film and how such movies can be improved and what they would do in the filmmakers’s shoes. Some barely offer […]

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  • 100 Behind The Scenes shots from 2001 A Space Odyssey

    In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, and consider his film 2001 A Space Odyssey, one of the greatest films ever made. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the film’s 1968 premiere. To celebrate, our good friend Larry Wright, aka @refocused media, posted a tonne of behind the scenes shots on […]

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  • Steven Spielberg: Setting The Table

    Quite a few video essays draw attention to Steven Spielberg’s varied tropes – his “oners” (I hate that term), track in shots, framing of characters through foreground objects, his use of light, and so on. Now here’s one focusing on a less sexy, but pretty common set-up – characters around the dining table. As essayist […]

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  • Ghostbusters: Bustin’ For 30 Years

    Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary on June 7. Vanity Fair has a brilliant article with fresh interviews from some of the major players involved to commemorate the occasion. Here are a few highlights, plus contemporary TV interviews with Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd, and Rick Moranis, courtesy of Larry Wright. The supernatural comedy was considered a […]

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  • Last Exit to Nowhere interview

    T shirts these days seem to be getting more obscure and vague by the day. You often see people walking around with an arty picture of a city, with the name of the city written underneath – just in case you didn’t know what the city was. This is where T shirts can often go […]

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  • The Great Unmade? Sergio Leone’s Leningrad

    Italian director Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is considered by many to be “the greatest American Civil War picture ever made”. Here, he displayed an eye for large scale action and drama, combined with impressive research, for scenes such as the bridge battle and the Union prison camp. It was in 1969 […]

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  • Star Wars Redux: Practical Magic

    The internet has Star Wars fans in a quandary, with leaked snaps surfacing of grungy costumes and practical, weather beaten sets from the Abu Dhabi location of  Episode VII, and now Han Solo’s ride, The Millenium Falcon, under construction at a secret location. This, combined with the giant practical creature (operated by five internal puppeteers, it’s rumoured), […]

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Scene Is Believing: Heat

Heat, Michael Mann’s sprawling, glorious epic of obsessive professionalism, ego, single mindedness and doomed relationships on either side of the law, sprang from that most innocuous of accidents: a cop bumping into a suspect and inviting him for a coffee. Mann first had the idea for Heat in the 1970’s when his friend Chuck Adamson, […]

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Goomahs, Molls And Mob Wives – A Style Supercut

It’s not just Henry Hill and his buddies who get to have walk-in closets with more suits and shoes than Macys – their wives, goomahs (mistresses) and classic Warner Bros molls are equally stylish (or garish, depending on their era and place in the crime family pecking order). In the following supercut from Worn, every […]

elstree 76

What is Elstree 1976?

  If you are even remotely interested in Star Wars and engage on Twitter, you’ll have been intrigued by a cryptic new Twitter account, @Elstree 1976, and its countdown to May 7. Now, the mystery can be revealed. Elstree 1976 is a new documentary by Jon Spira, a documentary “about ten very different lives connected […]

star-wars-begins-title1

star wars begins: the filmumentary strikes back

A long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far away, it was rumoured there was forgotten Star Wars production footage, missing scenes and all manner of behind the scenes goodies that Lucasfilm would have us believe was unavailable. They didn’t count on Jamie Benning… NOTE: This is an amended form of my interview that first appeared last […]

flophouse_comp

Interview: The Flop House Podcast

There are many funny bad-movie podcasts out there. Many set themselves a task of deconstructing the movie and discussing it in a great deal of depth. There are very long discussions around the craft of film and how such movies can be improved and what they would do in the filmmakers’s shoes. Some barely offer […]

2001 dp geoffrey unsworth

100 Behind The Scenes shots from 2001 A Space Odyssey

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, and consider his film 2001 A Space Odyssey, one of the greatest films ever made. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the film’s 1968 premiere. To celebrate, our good friend Larry Wright, aka @refocused media, posted a tonne of behind the scenes shots on […]

bridge of spies

Steven Spielberg: Setting The Table

Quite a few video essays draw attention to Steven Spielberg’s varied tropes – his “oners” (I hate that term), track in shots, framing of characters through foreground objects, his use of light, and so on. Now here’s one focusing on a less sexy, but pretty common set-up – characters around the dining table. As essayist […]

ghostbusters -cast

Ghostbusters: Bustin’ For 30 Years

Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary on June 7. Vanity Fair has a brilliant article with fresh interviews from some of the major players involved to commemorate the occasion. Here are a few highlights, plus contemporary TV interviews with Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd, and Rick Moranis, courtesy of Larry Wright. The supernatural comedy was considered a […]

movies_xmas_gift_guides_2012_8

Last Exit to Nowhere interview

T shirts these days seem to be getting more obscure and vague by the day. You often see people walking around with an arty picture of a city, with the name of the city written underneath – just in case you didn’t know what the city was. This is where T shirts can often go […]

Leningrad

The Great Unmade? Sergio Leone’s Leningrad

Italian director Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is considered by many to be “the greatest American Civil War picture ever made”. Here, he displayed an eye for large scale action and drama, combined with impressive research, for scenes such as the bridge battle and the Union prison camp. It was in 1969 […]

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