Posts Tagged ‘reel’
I didn’t think it was possible that after 30 and some years people are still finding new stuff from Star Wars. Today’s finding comes from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a half-hour documentary that comes from a 1980 Dutch TV program (obviously). The Making of The Empire Strikes Back is below in its entirety. You will see a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special effects, lightsaber rehearsals and interviews. Thanks indiewire.
The video below might not be up for long (NBC doesn’t care to be liked) but it’s worth finding if you have to. Saturday Night Live had a parody this past weekend titled Djesus Uncrossed. You get it right?
First-time director John Kahrs (The Incredibles) has made a new Disney animated short called Paperman, and it’s beautiful. It’s about love at first sight, who better than Disney? Kahrs and his team merge hand-drawn animation with computer-generated techniques in the Oscar-nominated short that you can watch below.
The story is set in mid-century New York City, where a young businessman waits for a train to go to work. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman leaves him smitten, but the two are separated once their trains arrive. The entire short film is in soft black and white picture, with the only color appearing in the young woman’s lipstick — which is stained on one of the paperman’s reports after a gust of wind blows it in her face. Thinking he may never see her again, he holds onto the report and can’t seem to get her off his mind as he goes about his daily tasks in his mundane job.
The above shot is from The Third Man, it’s one of my favorite movies and features some truly beautiful cinematography by Robert Krasker. You will see a shot from the movie in the supercut below.
It’s a collection of 135 shots from 86 movies that were put together by a site and its comments section to show the most beautiful shots in film. It’s a great list and is worth watching if just to see how many movies you recognize. The newest film in the video I noticed was The Tree of Life, Oscar nominated cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.
This supercut comes from Flavorwire, where you can see the whole list in text.
FYI: The score used for the video is Clint Mansell’s great work from Moon.
This weekend Christopher Nolan’s latest film The Dark Knight Rises will open to record breaking numbers and outstanding reviews. It’s would make sense to take a look back at his previous work in a great montage. Re-post! (Original post November 29th,2011)
Kees Van Dijkhuizen has another montage to share with us [see his other 'films of' here] this time focusing on the films of Christopher Nolan. Watch the great video below which will only get you more excited for The Dark Knight Rises, nothing wrong with that.
After hundreds of requests, one of the most visionary, iconic and successful filmmakers of our generation has finally gotten the [the films of] treatment. Christopher Nolan’s films have kept anyone of us on the edge of their seat. Every film is filled with secrets, surprises, twists and turns, and only a true movie mastermind could keep even the biggest film nut fooled until the very last minute. They’re films that demand a second, third and fourth viewing. Christopher Nolan is a perfect example of traditional filmmaking with modern twists, and is a fine addition to a series already filled to the brink with inspiring artists.
If you want to see how Seth MacFarlane played a Teddy Bear in his upcoming movie Ted opening everywhere this weekend, check out the video below. I’ll give you a hint, it’s motion-capture. I’m looking forward to his first feature film; you can see a red-band trailer we posted over here.
Hit the jump to watch the featurette via Funny or Die.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Here is another production blog from The Hobbit via its Facebook page. In this video we get a look at the Stone Street stages, production offices and composer Howard Shore flight details. There are also some lucky people building weapons.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again opens in 3D on December 13th, 2013. Check out all of our HOBBIT news.