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Michelangelo Antonioni’s work is known for, in addition to many other things, a certain open-endedness in its exploration of theme and narrative. But, you may be surprised to learn that the writer/director could be a bit more on-the-nose in his scripts. At Dangerous Minds, Paul Gallagher references a 2005 interview in The Guardian with Peter Bowles, who plays a drunk partygoer in Antonioni’s Blow-Up. In the original script, he had a monologue that nailed the themes of the movie. However, before shooting, Antonioni decided to cut it. The actor, feeling the speech was “essential to the film,” confronted Antonioni, pleading […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Update: the poster roster now stands at four, with Nicola Peltz's Tessa and main robo-man himself, Optimus Prime, added to the group.“The Rules Have Changed” squawk the new character posters for Transformers: Age Of Extinction, and we’re pretty sure they don’t mean the rules of Bridge - unless the new rule is Blow Up All The Bridges, a Michael Bay trademark. It’s all in aid of putting our minds back in a Bayhem mood ready for the new trailer headed our way shortly. The fourth film in the franchise is something of a fresh start, and sees an Earth scarred by the events of the last three films but moving on after the disappearance of all giant robots. Will they stay away for long? You do know the movie's still called Transformers, right? And not Mark Wahlberg Eyes His Car Suspiciously But Nothing Really Happens? »
“It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.” – Stanley Kubrick, Oct. 20, 1971.
There are few unrealized projects in the history of cinema more tantalizingly fascinating than Stanley Kubrick’s planned feature about Napoleon. Even in 1967, at the time of its initial pre-production (the first time around), it seemed like a potentially great idea. But now, looking back with Kubrick’s entire body of work as a reference point, it truly does stand as a project this legendary filmmaker should have been destined to make. Thanks to a mammoth and comprehensive collection of materials fashioned into Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, edited by Alison Castle and published by Taschen, we can for the first time see how Kubrick prepared for the film and what he had in mind for its ultimate big-screen presentation. »
- Jeremy Carr
Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall reveals how its most ‘grand’ production to date came together and what the future holds.
It marks the launch night for the latest production of Secret Cinema, the immersive ‘live film’ company that Riggall founded in 2007 and attracted more than 100,000 people to its shows last year, offering a night of interactive theatre before screening the movie around which it is themed.
This latest show could be their most ‘grand’ to date, a far cry from the prison setting of its Shawshank Redemption production or the dirty future created for screenings of Alien and Blade Runner.
Ticket holders arrive in smart evening wear carrying guest cards, identity »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
I'm not sure what it is about Aussie horror, but I love almost all of it. And I certainly love the three movies that Severin Films has announced to Blu-ray later this year. Those looking to junk their DVD editions of Patrick, Thirst, and Dead Kids (aka Strange Behavior) can rejoice!
From the Press Release:
In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s while films like My Brilliant Career and Breaker Morant were putting Australia’s ‘New Wave’ on the map, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. Three ‘Ozploitation’ horrors, Patrick, Dead Kids & Thirst, will have their Blu-ray debut from Severin Films, while their sub-label Intervision will issue the definitive compilation Ozploitation Trailer Explosion. »
- Matt Serafini
5 items from 2014
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