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The Late Movies: Terry Gilliam’s Animation

Terry Gilliam is now a renowned director, but he got his start in illustration and cut-out animation — most notably for Monty Python. In the roundup below, I’ve collected some favorite Gilliam animated shorts. Warning: they are often crude and naughty. And Now for Something Completely Different A classic opener, featuring Conrad Poohs and [...]

If Wes Anderson Directed Star Wars

Zeon posted about various director’s audition tapes for Star Wars earlier this week, but this one "by" Wes Anderson is perfect! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – Thanks [...]

How Steven Spielberg’s Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business

Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem. It was July 1974, and 27-year-old Steven Spielberg was sure his career was over. He’d been on location in Martha’s Vineyard for three months, waiting for the overdue star of his new movie Jaws. And now, as he watched [...]

Werner Herzog’s Note To His Cleaning Lady

Werner Herzog, the famous director, is mad. He is fuming mad. Absolutely livid … at his cleaning lady. So he left her this note: Now we must turn to the horrors of nature. I am afraid this is [...]

James Cameron Explains Titanic’s Sinking

In this short video, Titanic director James Cameron offers color commentary on CGI animation of Titanic sinking, recreating the events of April 14, 1912. This is apparently the most detailed recreation of the sinking ever made. The clip is taken from Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron, which aired last night on [...]

James Cameron to visit the real abyss

The movie director will descend seven miles under the ocean in a submarine that he helped design. Only two people have ever been to the bottom of the …

Star Wars, Remade With Dogs and Kids and Action Figures

Nearly two years ago I pointed to Star Wars: Uncut, a web project in which 473 people each contributed 15 seconds of footage for a remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The scenes could be done in any way the contributors wanted — and this frequently led to inclusion of the [...]

Taxi Driver Sweded By Michel Gondry

(YouTube Link) This sweded version of  Taxi Driver by director Michel Gondry, of Green Hornet and Eternal Sunshine… fame, shows us what the classic film would look like in a French art house style. It’s schlocky, surreal and a whole lot cooler than the average sweded film, but I wouldn’t expect any less from such a [...]

1940s New York City Photos by Stanley Kubrick

Before Stanley Kubrick was able to make a living as a movie director, he worked as a photojournalist for Look magazine. He took nearly 10,000 photos and 25 of these have now been made available as limited-edition prints. Link – Flavorwire via Kottke

Crop circle secrets and physics

Its one the most enduring phenomena of recent times, but just how are complex crop circles created ? Richard Taylor, director of the Materials Science…