Feb 2012 14

Wow. So that’s what the most successful Sci-Fi franchise ever made looks like from the inside:

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/861230721/rare-photographs-from-star-wars

Worth a peek, if only to try and remember life before The Phantom Menace Existed. In 3D.

TA

Feb 2012 15

COST OF LIVING from BenDavid Grabinski on Vimeo.

One of the shorts to come out of Fantastic Fest 2011 with a lot of buzz was BenDavid Grabinski’s debut short film Cost of Living. It stars Bret Harrison (of TV series Reaper fame) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns duh!). If that doesn’t get you going, it’s got laughs, atmosphere and action, and, for my money, is well worth 9 minutes and 33 seconds of your time.

TA

Silence is Golden…
Feb 2012 15

As people go nuts for feelgood silent film The Artist, take time to hunt out copies of these seminal silent classics:

1. Greed (1924) Dir. E von Stroheim
2. The General (1926) Dir. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman
3. Nosferatu (1922) Dir. F W Murnau
4. Battleship Potemkin (1925) Dir. Sergei Eisenstein
5. The Kid (1921) Dir. Charlie Chaplin
6. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) Dir. Robert Wiene
7. Man with a Movie Camera (1929) Dir. Dziga Vertov
8. Sunrise (1927) Dir. F W Murnau
9. Metropolis (1924) Dir. Fritz Lang
10. Un Chien Andalou (1929) Dir. Louis Bunuel

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Feb 2012 15

Save time and watch 36 Hitchcock deaths build in unison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9mMm2Z3SL0

An unmissable guide to a master film maker’s macabre taste in under 3 mins. Useful for film students leaving their studying to the last minute.

NP

Oscar Injustice Pt 1 – Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk
Feb 2012 17

As 26th Feb and the 84th Oscar ceremony approaches, I will be posting a series of movie scenes highlighting awesome performances that should have been recognised by the Academy.

Two of the greatest acting perfomances in one movie Woman Under the Influence 1974(Directed by John Cassavetes): Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk who should have been awarded Best Actress (nominated but won by Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) and Best Supporting Actor (not nominated and won by Robert de Niro for The Godfather Pt. II).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOaiBZNcyY0

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Oscar Injustice Pt.2 Harrison Ford
Feb 2012 18

 

Continuing our reflection on what should have been as we head towards the 84th Academy Awards on 26th Feb.

Although nominated in 1985 for Best Actor for his portrayal of John Book in Peter Weir’s Witness, Harrison Ford’s finest acting moments on screen are as the obsessive inventor Allie Fox in Weir’s The Mosquito Coast the following year. Ford has never been a dynamic character actor, but his work with Weir was the closest he came. Criminal he wasn’t on the shortlist of nominations in 1985.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbieKj2m4pU

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Feb 2012 18

Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think that this is the coolest thing ever:

Iron Man Costumes

Here’s one Norwegian tourist who has nothing to fear from the mean streets of London.

TA

 

Feb 2012 18

Uber cool Star wars orange rebel fighter t-shirt for kids from the Rakuten range:

http://www.play.com/Clothing/T-Shirts/4-/19266886/Star-Wars-Kids-Skywalker-Body-Suit-T-Shirt/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=star+wars+t+shirt&urlrefer=search

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Feb 2012 18

 

The Vader Project | Fubiz™.

I love these designer Darth Vader Helmets, follow the link for more.

TW

Feb 2012 19

 

(1) Photos of Tor.com.

Check out the link above to see the page of the genius who put this together.  I swore no more Star Wars posts from me today but I had to share this.

TW

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