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The Lord Of The Rings: 21 Classic Moments

In honour of Peter Jackson’s imminent return to Middle-Earth with The Hobbit, we at Cinetropolis would like to celebrate his earlier modern classic set in that world, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. It is a benchmark fantasy saga, surely destined to be as well loved as Star Wars. Our classic moments are in the order they appear […]

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Douglas Trumbull – an appreciation

Doug…my mind is going…I can feel it… Don’t worry, this isn’t an Obituary, just a tribute to Douglas Trumbull, and a snap shot of his career and influence. 2001: A Space Odyssey may be over 40 years old but its special effects laid the groundwork for the computerised methods of today. Trumbull started off on […]

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A Look Inside: The Godfather Behind The Scenes

In tribute to Gordon Willis, who sadly passed away on 18 May, here is a 1990 TV documentary on the entire Godfather saga, lensed by Willis. You can  read a further tribute to his work here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPhFTsAnZMM Originally posted 2014-05-19 17:31:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Folk Singer with a Cat: Inside Llewyn Davis

Folk singer with a cat. You queer? Over the last thirty years, the Coen bros have served us treat after treat, we have become spoiled. With each new release they show more and more how important they really are to lovers of film and how vast and chasm-like their imaginations and inspirations can be. Their filmography […]

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Bob Hoskins 1942 – 2014

Only in a world gone mad would a diminutive, hairy, bald, tubby cockney become one of the world’s greatest film stars, but the 1980s were just that. A topsy turvy world with crazy dreamscapes fuelled by cocaine, champagne and hair gel. That’s not to say Hoskins was there by accident, no, this was earned. He […]

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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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Rik Mayall – A Tribute

The word “beloved” is bandied around a lot these days. As such it’s become less of a word and when a word like that is used with such frequency, it tends to lose its meaning. Same goes when someone is described as a “national treasure”. We have had, and still have, a few of them. However in […]

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Furst Among Equals: The Cinematic Spy Novels of Alan Furst

You won’t find Alan Furst’s early contemporary murder mysteries mentioned among his best sellers in the fly leaves of his books. By his own admission, they weren’t very good, and not what he was really interested in doing. One day he then went to look for a historical spy novel to read, and couldn’t find […]

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Trainspotting At #20 – The Poster

Did you know the poster to Danny Boyle’s runaway sophomore success Trainspotting is so iconic, so influential, it is on permanent display at London’s V&A museum? That an exhibition about its creation will take place at the Proud Archivist Gallery, London, in this, the film’s 20th anniversary year? Let’s step back in time and recall […]

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Alex North’s Unused Music Score For 2001 A Space Odyssey

Cinematic history would perhaps have been very different had Stanley Kubrick gone ahead with his original composer Alex North’s score for 2001 A Space Odyssey. Would iconic scenes from his film, such as the shuttle delicately dancing around the spinning wheeled space station to sounds of The Blue Danube, be as memorable when scored to Space Station […]

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