• 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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  • Smokey IS the Bandit: Man or Myth?

    In 1983 the powers that be at Universal wanted a third addition to the very popular Smokey and the Bandit series. The only problem was that Burt Reynolds (and director Hal Needham) were not interested in taking the Bandit for another spin. When the two main central forces of a successful franchise do not wish […]

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  • Star Wars The Legacy Revealed Documentary

    Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed is a documentary about the impact the original 1977 Star Wars film has had upon society and filmmaking, with a focus on the place of the series in the continuum of cultural mythology. The two-hour program debuted on The History Channel on May 28, 2007, coinciding roughly with the 30-year […]

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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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  • Unhappy Life Day – The Star Wars Holiday Special

    Many people doubt the existence of Bigfoot. There are copious stories of what Bigfoot looks like, what he is supposed to be and there is even grainy film footage of him. Many people just dismiss Bigfoot witnesses as opportunists trying to fool people into believing what is essentially just a myth. George Lucas would like you to believe that […]

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  • The Making of Creepshow

    Here at Cinetropolis we are always on the look out for rare docs or behind the scenes features and it would appear we have stumbled across an Aladdin’s Cave of wondrous Creepshow behind the scenes footage. Enjoy!     Originally posted 2016-05-05 11:50:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Making of Creepshow

Here at Cinetropolis we are always on the look out for rare docs or behind the scenes features and it would appear we have stumbled across an Aladdin’s Cave of wondrous Creepshow behind the scenes footage. Enjoy!     Originally posted 2016-05-05 11:50:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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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Scene Is Believing: Chasing The Red Dragon

Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon has been adapted for the screen three times, as Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986), Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon (2002) and for NBC, Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (2013-2015) – the latter playing more freely and artfully with the relationship between its eponymous, cannibalistic psychopath and Will Graham, the FBI profiler who catches him. All […]

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An Interview With Stanley Kubrick (1969) From “The Film Director As Superstar”

Below is a brilliantly far ranging and lengthy interview with Stanley Kubrick, carried out after the completion of 2001: A Space odyssey, and while he was still researching his planned biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte. Many thanks to @LaFamiliaFilm and his site, Cinephilia And Beyond  for originally sourcing this piece. Excerpted from “The Film Director as Superstar” (Doubleday and […]

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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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Getting Carter: Retracing The Film’s Locations

Here’s a nice little film by four young college students originally made in 2003 as coursework, retracing several of the iconic locations from classic grim British crime thriller, Get Carter. The lads (Ashley Dean , Gary Edge, Tom Whyman, and Andy Clegg) take us to such spots as: . The Las Vegas Boarding House, where Carter (Michael Caine) […]

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“I’m the guy you buy” – Michael Clayton

The term “modern masterpiece” is thrown around too much these days. More often than not it is a case of mistaken hyperbole and soon retracted once it comes out on DVD. Five stars become three and before you know it the revisionists are out suggesting it is one of the worst films ever made. However […]

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Scene Is Believing: The Wild Bunch

A hundred and more bullets for the General Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch is the film alliterative praise was made for: bold, balletic, ballistic, and bloodily beautiful. If Sir Christopher Frayling described Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In The West as “something to do with death” then add “life” to that imprimatur and slap […]

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