Posts tagged: Films
Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Official Trailer
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Alexis Denisof, Emma Bates, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Clark Gregg,Jillian Morgese, Sara Blindauer, Spencer Treat Clark, Reed Diamond
Iconic Photo: Watching Bwana Devil in 3D at the Paramount Theater
This iconic photograph by LIFE magazine photojournalist J. R. Eyerman turned 60 this past week. Shot at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood in 1952, the image shows the opening-night screening of the first ever full-length, color 3D movie, titled Bwana Devil.
Two interesting facts regarding the image: (1) Polaroid played a role in what the moviegoers were watching and what they were wearing, and (2) the people in the photo didn’t actually enjoy the film.
Here’s what LIFE magazine said about the Paramount audience at the time:
These megalopic creatures are the first paying audience for the latest cinematic novelty, Natural Vision. This process gets a three-dimensional effect by using two projectors with Polaroid filters and giving the spectators Polaroid spectacles to wear. The movie at the premiere, called Bwana Devil, did achieve some striking three-dimensional sequences. But members of the audience reported that the glasses were uncomfortable, the film itself — dealing with two scholarly looking lions who ate up quantities of humans in Africa — was dull, and it was generally agreed that the audience itself looked more startling than anything on the screen.
The December 15, 1952 LIFE magazine issue in which this quote appeared dedicated a full page to the photograph above. It would soon go on to become an iconic image in American culture and the defining image of Eyerman’s career.
The Hollywood Reporter roundtables typically draw diverse groups of talented people. But the six men who gathered Oct. 2 at The Residences at the W Hollywood might be among the most eclectic bunch we’ve ever assembled.
Journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, 39, chronicles the manhunt for Osama bin Laden in his still-unfinished Zero Dark Thirty, while comedy kingpin Judd Apatow, 44, takes funny aim at his own family life in This Is 40.
German auteur Michael Haneke, 70, brought along a translator to help him discuss his Palme d’Or-winning Amour with sitcom star-turned-scribe John Krasinski, 33, who wrote the anti-fracking drama Promised Land with Matt Damon. And veteran writer David Magee, 50, shared stories about his fantasy spectacle Life of Pi with Chris Terrio, 35, whose Argo marks his first feature screenwriting credit.
The 2nd trailer of Bulent Ozdemir’s supernaturally intense short film “PROMISED”.
A broken promise between Archangel Michael & Lucifer threatens the birth of Man.
Writer | Director | Cinematographer | Editor:
Alan Stenson, Andrew Dowbiggin, Remie Purtill-Clarke
Makeup | Sound Recordist
Audrey Hepburn & William Holden in Sabrina
Seven Psychopaths (2012) follows a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
Liberal Arts (2012) official trailer
Release Date: 5 October 2012
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Zac Efron
Director/Writer: Josh Radnor
Studio: IFC Films
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.
This is a classic theme that could mean a lot of different things to different people. What does it mean to you? Check out the video HERE.
EVERYONE: Get out your cameras & film footage of The Road or RECord your thoughts.
WRITERS: Write a story or an essay.
ILLUSTRATORS: Draw a picture.
MUSICIANS: Make a song.
VIDEO EDITORS: Find footage from the hitRECord community & cut together a Short Film.
ANIMATORS: Add motion to images.
CURATORS: Go through all the different records in this collaboration & make an Album of all the stuff that you think is good.
BBC documentary exploring the life and work of the great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, until 1995. Morricone has composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and TV productions. This documentary was first shown on BBC2 in 1995 and was directed by David Thompson.
— Part 1…
Story : Jake is always late, Keira is always waiting… 30 seconds earlier and well… Well that would be a different story. (Written by Bulent Ozdemir and Kevin Leslie)
Lovely story and atmosphere, beautiful music, talented cast.
Sigur Rós - Fjögur píanó
In the new clip for Sigur Rós’ “Fjögur Píanó,” Shia LaBeouf stars alongside Denna Thomsen as a couple trapped in a perpetual cycle of addiction and abuse, set to a somber piano melody that at times hints at some light at the end of the tunnel.
The eight-minute short film was written and directed by Alma Har’el and is the third installment in Sigur Rós Mystery Film Experiment. The project finds the band giving a dozen filmmakers a modest budget and letting them create whatever video they’d like for one of the tracks from Sigur Rós’ latest record, Valtari.
John Cusack, High Fidelity (2000)
An academic team project, spanning 12 weeks, representing approx 1000 hours work.
All content originated by BA(Hons) VFX : Visual Effects + Concept Design students, Pedrom DADGOSTAR, Hollie PRICE, Jack MILTON, Simon STIRRUP, Sam SERRIDGE, Jack BOSWORTH and Sidney THIBAULT.