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The Last Thing You See: A Final Shot Montage

Inspired by The Final Image, Plot Point Productions have created this wonderful montage, a self-styled “meditation on the beautiful, cathartic, and transcendent power of the final shot.” See if you can guess every film featured. If you’re stumped, the video itself has a full list of every film at each moment in the video, which is broken into […]

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Michael Caine Teaches Screen Acting

To mark Sir Michael Caine’s 81st birthday, we’ve dusted off the only class act he’s interested in – where he’s the guv’nor, and annoying middle class drama students pipe down an’ listen, mush. And remember, if you get angry then upset, you have to do the voice when it cracks, and goes quiet, see? Now, […]

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Man Of Tomorrow – Man Of Steel / B v S Fan Edit

From the guy who brought you Derelict, the Prometheus / Alien mash-up, previously covered by this site, comes a new edit of Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Vimeo user @JobWillins (real name Daniel) has largely ditched the “out there” wackier elements of B v S, such as the desert dream, […]

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The Star Wars 4k Restoration You *May* See Sometime

“Having had the good fortune of scrutinizing every scanned pixel of every 4K frame of many near-pristine original run prints, I find the most curious and distressing part of all of this to be this simple, undeniable fact: Every single frame of the Blu-Ray version of Star Wars is incorrect. There is not a single […]

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Sympathy For The Devil? The Searchers’ Ethan Edwards

John Ford’s The Searchers (1956) presents a powerful character study in its protagonist / antagonist: war veteran, bigot, alluded to murderer and proverbial bad penny, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne). A man twisted by hate and stubborn pride, who returns to his family for some kind of peace and redemption, only to shatter and shear off on a […]

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Scene Is Believing: Atonement

In a surprise move, it was recently announced that Christopher Nolan’s next film, Dunkirk, due to commence filming in May 2016, will be a large format (Imax, super 65 mm) wartime epic based around Operation Dynamo, the allied withdrawal from the eponymous French town’s beaches in 1940. Slated to star Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and […]

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The Doors Of Perception: Apocalypse Now’s Ghost Helicopter Flyover

The opening of Apocalypse Now is a phantasmagorical  fusion of imagery and sound, a strange glimpse into the mind of its hero Willard (Martin Sheen); as The End by The Doors opens, helicopter rotors swoop slowly, hypnotically in from the corner of the audience’s perception, then behind, over a jungle canopy that bursts into flame, like a deadly flower. […]

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Why Coppola’s Dracula Sucked

There is a lot right with the Francis Ford Coppola version of Dracula. Unfortunately there is a lot wrong with it too. In fact, with the outstanding production design, brilliant old school film techniques, gothic soundtrack and wonderful lead actor, it is very hard to imagine how it turned out to be highly mediocre. And […]

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Toby Kebbell In “The German”

Variety is leading the pack in reporting the casting of Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four. We have a short film for you from a few years ago, where as a Battle Of Britain RAF ace, he wishes to inflict a different kind of doom on the Messerschmitt […]

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The Empire Strikes Back Character Publicity Phone Messages

In 1979, Craig Miller, Director of Fan Relations for LucasFilm, created a series of telephone messages by cast members (in character) to promote The Empire Strikes Back. There were messages from Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and James Earl Jones (no Chewbacca one though – that would have been hilarious!). You called an 800 […]

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