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Doug and his Entertainment Effects Group team created thousands of acid-etched brass miniatures lit from below with hundreds of bundles of fiber-optic lights, shot in forced-perspective through layers of smoke to create layers of light refraction. [...] Explosions were created through massive pyrotechnics shot in the California desert for a discarded sequence for the 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni film Zabriskie Point.
Watch Douglas Trumbull recount the epic creative effort behind Blade Runner's special effects.
Life was spectacular before computers.
You may know this already, but Ford had already given up acting after American Graffiti. He kept in touch with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola as a carpenter. He was working on a portico for Coppola's office when Lucas was casting Star Wars.
—Fred Topel, Harrison Ford FINALLY speaks out about Star Wars at Sci Fi Wire.
A mishmash of fascination for ex-nomenklatura, socialist hatred of the rich, empty insight and tasteless humor (Ceaușescu as a narator?), “Kapitalism — Our Improved Formula” (Kapitalism — rețeta noastră secretă) is a prejudiced movie about a subject the author does not try to fully comprehend — Alexandru Solomon pulls a second-rate "Michael Moore" probably aimed at the oblivious foreigner and the local nostalgic. Best part: the stop-motion animation.
If a person makes loud comments that a single "shhh" doesn't thwart, everyone around them should stand, point and loudly ask them to leave (with liberal use of expletives).
Some guy named Mike from Milwaukee, WI put together a 70-minute video review discussing the many reasons why the movie was horrible. And this isn’t your usual fanboy rant, this is an epic, well-edited well-constructed piece of geek film criticism.
Really. Is that good.
In Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999), the chanting at the mansion party means "God says to his followers: A new commandment I give to you" (The original in Romanian reads: "Zis-a Doamne catre ucenicii sai: Porunca noua dau voua").
There are 2 reasons for it's incomprehensibility:
From EWS IMDB FAQ.
The Rolling Sones, as you've never seen them before—Shine a Light, a concert film by Martin Scorsese, shot with 17 cameras by an all-star team of cinematographers headed up by Robert Richardson, whose fellow directors of photography include Emmanuel Lubezki (“Children of Men”) and Robert Elswit (Oscar for “There Will Be Blood”). Trailer.
So intense it'll crush you.
Entry no.: 315
30 Oct 2007, 7:18 PM
28 Weeks Later (7.5 on IMDB, trailer) keywords: Sequel, Infection, Blood Vomiting, Torso Cut In Half, Loss Of Mother, Eye Gouging, Arm Blown Off, Beaten To Death, Cut Into Pieces, Blood Splatter, Shot In The Head, Flamethrower, Exploding Body, Decapitation, Person On Fire, Twist In The End. I left the theatre in the first 28 minutes.
I managed to catch Tarantino's sleazy new "Death Proof" [8.1 on IMDB] in a Copenhagen theatre (but without the other Grindhouse feature, Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror"). It's a 70's-style beautiful, uncompromising piece of pop art, with signature dialogues and probably the greatest car chases in recent film history. If you like Tarantino's style, don't fuckin' miss it.
Expectations set to zero — this is the secret ticket to enjoying movies you randomly picked because the intended one was sold out. Next (6.1 on IMDB, trailer) is no exception. If really pedantic, consult How To Tell If You’re Watching A Bad Nicolas Cage Movie guide first.
Heart-wrenching beautiful but also unexpectedly cruel in a way, Venus (7.2 on IMDB) may be regarded either as a gem or as a dark comedy for the reasonably young and the healthy. O'Toole is brilliant, and Redgrave is... better see it for yourself. Once more, the American movie poster cannot deal with European one's nudity.
There are days when a movie with buckets of blood is needed — that's the moment Smokin' Aces [1, 2] comes in. Relentless and impeccably crafted, was a nice surprise all the way until its politically correct yet awful ending. If you think there's a chance you might enjoy seeing Ben Affleck's character being brutally murdered right in the second act, go see it.