Heat Anniversary Screening with Q & A

On Wednesday evening, September 7, director Christopher Nolan hosted a special 4K screening of Michael Mann’s glorious crime drama Heat at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in L.A, followed by a special Q & A fielded by him with Mann himself, Robert De Niro (cool thief Neil McAuley) and Al Pacino (wired cop Vincent Hanna). Other […]

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American Graffiti: A Video Essay

Vimeo user Andrew Saladino‘s essay The Art Of Teen Films on George Lucas’ American Graffiti uses the film as an example (along with Dazed And Confused, and The Last Picture Show) to show how to penetrate the world of the teenager in a very real way, by focusing on diegetic music and sound as a storytelling […]

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What’s In The Box? David Fincher’s Fridges

The devil is in the details. And one detail that crops up in all David Fincher’s films is the humble refrigerator. It’s a harbinger of doom (Seven), a key to plot development (Alien 3, an er, mortuary fridge), or an indication of a house that’s merely an empty set (The Game). In the case of The […]

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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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The Thing Storyboard To Film Comparison

Here’s a very interesting side by side comparison of storyboards and their finished scenes from John Carpenter’s The Thing, compiled by Vashi Nedomansky . Vashi says in his post : “The visuals of both the desolate Antarctic and the ever-morphing alien creatures in THE THING were envisioned long before the movie was shot. Extensive storyboards were […]


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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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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Star Wars The Force Awakens Sounds Supercut

Star Wars The Force Awakens didn’t disappoint when it came to sound editing and design – as well as the familiar “Pew ! pew!” blaster fire and Mouse droids, a whole host of other, new, auditory phrasings laid open a world both old and new, to delight, excite and enchant audiences in a Galaxy far, […]

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Merry Christmas – A Shane Black Tribute

“An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.” – Shane Black Or, alternatively, you […]

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