Waiting – A Movie Supercut

Here’s another supercut for you, fresh off t’Net. The title says it all – movie stars at a point in time in the plot, just waiting, some patiently, some less so. Thanks to @MidlandsMovies  and @Lizziegolucky for the tip.   Originally posted 2013-09-28 10:09:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


This Is England 1805: Master And Commander: The Far Side of The World

In which the author embarks on an appreciation of Peter Weir’s singular adaptation of Lucky Jack Aubrey’s adventure on the high seas “England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England.” The above pre-battle pep talk from Captain Jack […]

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La Dolce Vita: Message understood

By guest writer Lindsay Dundas And so the post modern world begins. A helicopter carrying a statue of Christ shadows the new tower blocks of Rome. Like Apocalypse Now it could be carrying bombs or Christ or cows or even Playboy bunnies. In Fellini’s vision of the world a new reality can drop from the […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Star Trek The Motion Picture

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus deals with how the quest for God, or The Creator, can end up biting mankind in the ass. I thought I’d look at a Star Trek film that considers similar themes, with a more positive, humanistic, message. Not Star Trek V however, with its infamous “What does God need with a starship?” […]


Kubrick Homages Within Spielberg’s A.I: Artificial Intelligence

It’s well known that Stanley Kubrick was a director who nurtured projects for a long time before even committing to film them. AI: Artificial Intelligence is the most well known of his projects that never got off the ground under his own steam, although Steven Spielberg completed the work under his aegis from beyond the […]

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Nova: The Magic Of Special Effects

Here’s a great TV documentary from 1984 on the making of special effects for many films such as Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Return of The Jedi, Explorers, 2010, and more. As we’re celebrating Temple Of Doom week, hasten to the 4.52 mark, where you’ll see Dennis Muren of ILM and others walk […]


Alien 3: Paranoia In Pinewood – An Actor Recalls

We’re so used to puff piece interviews and featurettes on major movies now where everyone says how much they all got along, “the script was perfect,” and so on, it’s a bit of a surprise to find that quite often the film-making process is fraught with difficulties, from personality clashes to production deadlines, writer sidelining, and […]


The Train: Hammered Miles of Mayhem

There’s a probably apocryphal quote attributed to Winston Churchill in WWII, in which the man of Britain’s finest hour insisted that the arts must be funded, “otherwise, what are we fighting for?”  John Frankenheimer’s 1964 masterly moving painting The Train posits that a monster in Nazi Field Grey can have just as much feeling for […]


Batman – The Car

The Batmobile is as much as an important character as Batman himself. Get it right and you have another lead in your movie that viewers can’t wait to see. Get it wrong and you have a dead weight bringing the whole film down (for example the disgusting toy advert in Batman & Robin). For Batman, Anton […]


Getting Made: The Making of Goodfellas

There’s gangster films, and then there’s Goodfellas. Scorsese’s opus feels more like a hard hitting documentary than a feature film, such is it’s attention to detail and fearlessness. Violence is depicted with visceral fury and murder is portrayed as all part of the job. A walk through the maze of Henry Hill’s life and times is […]

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