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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 […]

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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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Fear The Dark Side – A Prometheus / Star Wars Mash-Up

“Is the dark side stronger?” Based on this edit, using the creepy music from the Prometheus trailer, it can make the world of Star Wars seem bloody terrifying. More sterling work from @NickSkwalk as a fun way to join in Alien Day 426 – the Alien franchise is coming back to the big screen in a […]

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“A New Awakening” – Star Wars Episode IV and VII Shot Comparison

  Star Wars The Force Awakens to some degrees mirrors not just the original film (A New Hope in the grand scheme of the saga) but all films in the original trilogy. Some though took issue with director J.J. Abrams, claiming it’s little more than a retread of the original, right down to the plot. […]

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Spielberg Supercut: Flight

Our good friend Paul Bullock, curator of FDSS (From Director Steven Spielberg) and author of a fantastic free e-book about Jurassic Park has created this video tribute to the theme of flight in Spielberg’s films. “Spielberg portrays flight as something wondrous, but at the same time laces that wonder with an unshakeable anxiety,” Paul states in […]

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H(er)izons: Theodore Twombly & The City

Her is Spike Jonze’s story of love and seductive technology in a near- future Los Angeles, a richly realised world of urban design and soft corners. Passengers rest ceramic, not styrofoam, cups on walnut window frames as high-speed subways whoosh from city womb to the ocean. Wide plazas and green spaces seem to bring people together when in […]

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