• Spying, Swingin’ Style – Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E

    Style over substance is usually a rote dismissal of either low brow or pretentious entertainment, but sometimes it can be a too – handy cant that overlooks a plain good old-fashioned romp – such an unfairly maligned film is Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The film, based on the T.V show of the same […]

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  • Guilty pleasures: Dune

    Long before Spice World there was Dune, the original Spice world of Arrakis, scene of the crime for this month’s Guilty Pleasures. Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune is a beloved work of science fiction, never out of print. A wordy, complex saga, many attempts were made to adapt it for the big screen, before Dino […]

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  • Star Wars: Jungle Fever And Garbage Pail Kids

    During a lull in Star Wars production at ILM in March 1977, Richard Edlund, visual effects supervisor, decided this was the perfect time to lead a team to get a key shot in Guatemala – the rebel sentry recording the arrival of the Millenium Falcon over the Yavin base. Edlund flew down with master machinist […]

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  • Dead Toons Don’t Pay Bills – A Tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    It is a little known fact that Chinatown was to be the first film in a trilogy. That trilogy was to tell the tale of how the Los Angeles we know today came to be. Chinatown dealt with the battle over the water system, its sequel The Two Jakes dealt with real estate and the […]

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  • Scene Is Believing: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

    “Ahoy, ahoy!” or “Ahoj, Ahoj!” as Lex Luthor, a son of East German , Czech -bordering parents possibly hailed Senators Finch and Barrows early on in Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice. I thought I’d share some interesting insight into the film from blogger Samuel Otten. Samuel’s blog, Comic And Screen focuses on comic book reviews and […]

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  • The Big Red One: The Fuller Picture

    In Hollywood, personal films can often become bloated vanity projects. With Samuel Fuller’s semi-autobiographical WWII memoir, The Big Red One, there is nothing vain or glorious about the events portrayed therein. Fuller’s words at the beginning baldly state “This is fictional life, based on factual death.” The Big Red One tells the story of a […]

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  • Rogue Cut: A Rogue One Super-Trailer

    Here is another excellent trailer re-edit from Nick Hedenbeck, creator of Luke Skywalker’s Journey To The Force, and other edits based on trailer footage from The Force Awakens, featured on this site. Nick has combined all the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story available footage so far, from the initial teaser, the Star Wars Celebration […]

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  • Triple Bill: Do You Wanna live Forever?

    1982 was a helluva year for movie geeks: E.T, The Dark Crystal, Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, to name a few. But there was a dark side to film output then, that wasn’t so readily and immediately taken to critical bosums – gritty growers. One of our favourite Vimeo […]

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  • Exclusive “Interview” with Harry Shearer

    I’m heavily involved in the originaltrilogy.com forums, famous for spawning Jamie Benning and Adywan, among other things. There are usually very interesting discussions about the making of the original films going on there. I noticed a new thread about the voice dubbing done on A New Hope, one of which surprised me: The Death Star […]

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  • Industrial Light And Magic: Creating The Impossible

    Tom Cruise narrates the below doc on the famous George Lucas owned special effects house, which also features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau as well as many other producers and actors. The documentary is directed by Leslie Iwerks, the film maker who made The Pixar Story, a look at […]

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Spying, Swingin’ Style – Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Style over substance is usually a rote dismissal of either low brow or pretentious entertainment, but sometimes it can be a too – handy cant that overlooks a plain good old-fashioned romp – such an unfairly maligned film is Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The film, based on the T.V show of the same […]

dune

Guilty pleasures: Dune

Long before Spice World there was Dune, the original Spice world of Arrakis, scene of the crime for this month’s Guilty Pleasures. Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune is a beloved work of science fiction, never out of print. A wordy, complex saga, many attempts were made to adapt it for the big screen, before Dino […]

star wars guatemala

Star Wars: Jungle Fever And Garbage Pail Kids

During a lull in Star Wars production at ILM in March 1977, Richard Edlund, visual effects supervisor, decided this was the perfect time to lead a team to get a key shot in Guatemala – the rebel sentry recording the arrival of the Millenium Falcon over the Yavin base. Edlund flew down with master machinist […]

roger-rabbit-2

Dead Toons Don’t Pay Bills – A Tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It is a little known fact that Chinatown was to be the first film in a trilogy. That trilogy was to tell the tale of how the Los Angeles we know today came to be. Chinatown dealt with the battle over the water system, its sequel The Two Jakes dealt with real estate and the […]

Batman v Superman lex

Scene Is Believing: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

“Ahoy, ahoy!” or “Ahoj, Ahoj!” as Lex Luthor, a son of East German , Czech -bordering parents possibly hailed Senators Finch and Barrows early on in Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice. I thought I’d share some interesting insight into the film from blogger Samuel Otten. Samuel’s blog, Comic And Screen focuses on comic book reviews and […]

the big red one 5

The Big Red One: The Fuller Picture

In Hollywood, personal films can often become bloated vanity projects. With Samuel Fuller’s semi-autobiographical WWII memoir, The Big Red One, there is nothing vain or glorious about the events portrayed therein. Fuller’s words at the beginning baldly state “This is fictional life, based on factual death.” The Big Red One tells the story of a […]

star wars rogue one death star

Rogue Cut: A Rogue One Super-Trailer

Here is another excellent trailer re-edit from Nick Hedenbeck, creator of Luke Skywalker’s Journey To The Force, and other edits based on trailer footage from The Force Awakens, featured on this site. Nick has combined all the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story available footage so far, from the initial teaser, the Star Wars Celebration […]

blade runner 1

Triple Bill: Do You Wanna live Forever?

1982 was a helluva year for movie geeks: E.T, The Dark Crystal, Airplane II: The Sequel, Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, to name a few. But there was a dark side to film output then, that wasn’t so readily and immediately taken to critical bosums – gritty growers. One of our favourite Vimeo […]

bigeasymagnum

Exclusive “Interview” with Harry Shearer

I’m heavily involved in the originaltrilogy.com forums, famous for spawning Jamie Benning and Adywan, among other things. There are usually very interesting discussions about the making of the original films going on there. I noticed a new thread about the voice dubbing done on A New Hope, one of which surprised me: The Death Star […]

ilm -creating-the-impossible-original

Industrial Light And Magic: Creating The Impossible

Tom Cruise narrates the below doc on the famous George Lucas owned special effects house, which also features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau as well as many other producers and actors. The documentary is directed by Leslie Iwerks, the film maker who made The Pixar Story, a look at […]

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