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Concept Art: What Steven Spielberg's E.T. Could've Looked Like

13 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In May, visual effects guru Rick Baker (click here) finally released images of the aliens he designed for Night Skies, which was an unmade Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park") film. Though, it wasn't made it still had a heavy influence on the story and creature designs of Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). If you're not familiar with the fascinating story behind Night Skies I suggest you click on the link by Rick Baker's name. Below, is concept art that Empire recently published. These images were illustrated by Ed Verreaux with the intention of showing different versions of E.T.: The Extra - Terrestrial and the wide range of emotions the alien creature would have to perform. Ed also worked on: Empire of the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Poltergeist. Re-live the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, »

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Trailer for ‘The Man vs. The Machine’ part of a series modeled after Espn’s ’30 for 30′

16 October 2014 8:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Frank Marshall, known for producing such projects as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Sixth Sense and The Color Purple, to name a few, as well as directing such films as Arachnophobia, Congo and Alive – is the first director on board for FiveThirtyEight’s new documentary short series Signals, as series modeled after Espn’s popular sports docs 30 for 30. The first instalment helmed by Marshall is titled The Man vs. The Machine, and chronicles the epic mid-’90s showdown between chess champion Garry Kasparov and Ibm computer Deep Blue. The Man vs. The Machine which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September will debut October 22 at 11 Am Eastern time on FiveThirtyEight.com. New instalments are expected to arrive about every six weeks after. Watch the trailer below.

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‘The Man vs. The Machine’ Trailer: Frank Marshall’s Chess Showdown Documentary

16 October 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Frank Marshall is known mostly for producing some of the most beloved films of all time, including Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and The Bourne Identity. But from time to time he tries his hand at directing as well. Among other things, he’s helmed Arachnophobia, Congo, Eight Below, and […]

The post ‘The Man vs. The Machine’ Trailer: Frank Marshall’s Chess Showdown Documentary appeared first on /Film. »

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"Steven Spielberg And Duel: The Making Of A Film Career"; Interview With Author Steven Awalt

15 October 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Steven Awalt – author interviewed by Todd Garbarini

“Well, it’s about time, Charlie!”

Dennis Weaver utters these words in my favorite Steven Spielberg film, Duel, a production that was originally commissioned by Universal Pictures as an Mow, industry shorthand for “movie of the week”, which aired on Saturday, November 13, 1971. The reviews were glowing; the film’s admirers greatly outweighed its detractors and it put Mr. Spielberg, arguably the most phenomenally successful director in the history of the medium, on a path to a career that would make any contemporary director green with envy. Followed by a spate of contractually obligated television outings, Duel would prove to be the springboard that would catapult Mr. Spielberg into the realm that he was shooting for since his youth: that of feature film directing. Duel would also land him in the court of Hollywood producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck and get him his »

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The truth behind Indiana Jones’ famous sword fight! Watch Fmtv Movie Myths

14 October 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis reveals the truth behind one of the Indiana Jones franchise’s greatest scenes – the sword vs gunfight from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)! Which will henceforth be known as ‘Indiana Jones and the Dodgy Tummy’. Watch the video below!

Fmtv will be back later in the week for the latest Movie Newsgasm, and loads more great content. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here, and let us know your favourite film of the Indiana Jones franchise by leaving a comment below or over on our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!

Harrison Ford will next be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII, set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew »

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Storytelling techniques we rarely see in the movies anymore

13 October 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From long credits to bullet time, here are a few techniques and film conventions we don't see in the movies these days...

Over more than a century, cinema has built up its own storytelling vocabulary. Thanks to generations of intelligent and groundbreaking filmmakers, movies contain a rich and complex set of editing, filming and framing techniques, most of them so firmly embedded in our subconscious that we don't even think about them while we're sitting in our local multiplex.

Inevitably, there are some aspects of filmmaking that have changed considerably over time. New ideas and conventions continuously float in, while old ones become over-used and phase out as a result. It's the latter we're focusing on here: the filmmaking conventions and techniques that are either becoming rare, or have vanished altogether. Bear in mind that some of the things below may suddenly come back into vogue very soon, while the »

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Oscars: Are We Taking Things Too Seriously?

10 October 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This week brings something unusual to the 2014 awards race: A trippy, lively contender.

The New York Film Festival closes Saturday with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which opens in theaters next week. It’s not exactly a feel-good movie, but it’s playful — toying with the characters, with film conventions and with the audience.

It’s good to see a film that’s frisky, as opposed to most 2014 Oscar contenders, which are Serious with a capital S. They are terrific. Even brilliant. But the race for gold this year is shrouded in darkness, with somber themes and subject matter.

Consider the lead characters in upcoming movies like “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” “Still Alice” and “Mr. Turner.” They’re admirable films, but would you want to sit next to any of those characters at a dinner party?

Coming up are “Big Eyes,” “A Most Violent Year,” “Selma” and “Unbroken.” All look great. »

- Tim Gray

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Videos Exploring Steven Spielberg's Editing Style in Raiders Of The Lost Ark

10 October 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Editor Vashi Nedomansky has created several videos that explore Steven Spielberg's editing techniques in Raiders of The Lost Ark. A few of those techniques are cutting in-camera and the long take. He presents Spielberg as master visual storyteller.

Recently, fellow director Steven Soderbergh took Raiders of The Lost Ark, made it black and white, took out all the sound, and replaced it with the soundtrack from The Social Network. Soderbergh did this so that you can focus on the cutting, lighting, and staging of the movie.

The following three videos are only a few out of seventeen in what Vashi calls a "1-Page Film School." It's worth checking out, I spent the past few hours just watching these videos. They are really great.

Vashi Visuals — The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 1-Page Film School »

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Long Gaps Between Sequels: Revisiting Old Franchises is Becoming a More Common Trend

10 October 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At one time, it was almost unheard of for a sequel to be made beyond five years after the original (or the previous entry) came out. In recent years, we’ve had many franchises being revisited after several decades, as well as there being other old film series due to be revived soon. Is this becoming a new trend, and if it is, is it a good idea? Does it help or hurt the business?

Everyone on the planet probably knows by now that a seventh Star Wars movie is coming out in 2015. Episode Seven will mark a 10 year gap between the last entry, Revenge of the Sith, and the new film. We also have a Jurassic Park sequel due out in 2015, which will make a 14 year gap since 2001’s Jurassic Park 3. Eddie Murphy is planning to bring back Axel Foley for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. There »

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Movie objects that deserve their own spin-off

9 October 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If the Annabelle doll can get a The Conjuring spin-off, what other movie objects are primed for future stardom, ponders James?

Move your mind back through the mists of time to summer 2013 and you may recall the moment that The Conjuring manifested itself in movie theatres. James Wan's film fictionalisation of an astoundingly creepy case handled by American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) was a huge critical and commercial hit. In fact, earning over $300 million off the back of a budget estimated around $20 million, it's one of the highest-grossing horror flicks of all time.

Naturally, a sequel was ordered and that's due to surface and scare us all over again just before Halloween 2015. Before that, though, audiences itching for more of this particular world (and threatening other worlds) have something novel to enjoy while they wait for the return of the Warrens. »

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Alternate Star Wars Scene — Princess Leia Rescues a Wimpy Luke Skywalker

7 October 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We all know Princess Leia is one badass princess. Given enough time she might have escaped the Death Star all on her own. This video by Dustin McLean is a "lost" version of the grappling hook and swing scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, and in it Luke Skywalker is a complete wimp.

McLean Via Geeks Are Sexy:

In this newly discovered footage from 1977’s Star Wars, we see that Luke was reluctant about the safety of using that tiny grappling hook so Princess Leia had to take matters into her own hands.

We've posted some of McLean's other great sweded movies in the past, like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Terminator 2, Enders Game, and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Meet the female producers smashing Hollywood's glass ceiling

6 October 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Q. What do Lincoln, E.T., The Color Purple, War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park, 12 Years a Slave, Eat Pray Love, A Mighty Heart, World War Z, Jane Eyre, Saving Mr. Banks, Proof, Elizabeth, The Master, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception, Hustle & Flow, The Hunger Games, Monsters, Inc., A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 3 have in common? A. They were all produced by women. Look around. Female producers are everywhere: Shepherding the new Star Wars trilogy. Bringing the latest Hunger Games to theaters. And in February, when Oscar night rolls around, 11 women »

- Nicole Sperling

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Why Was Kramer vs. Kramer the Top-Grossing Movie of 1979?

3 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Pop quiz: What was the highest-grossing film of 1979? Remember, this is several years after Jaws (the highest-grossing film of 1975), Rocky (highest-grossing of ‘76) and Star Wars (highest-grossing ‘77) had, according to the common wisdom, doomed us all forever to a cinematic junk-food diet of robot sharks, alien spaceships, and unending sequels. By 1979, Hollywood had, presumably, stopped making movies for grown-ups — you know, real, thoughtful, sophisticated stories of love, anguish, heartbreak, and personal growth. Looking ahead, in 1980, the biggest hit was The Empire Strikes Back. (Spaceships! Sequels!) In 1981, it was Raiders of the Lost Ark. (A reboot of cliff-hanger serials! For kids!) In 1982, it was E.T. (Aliens! Kids again!) In 1983, Return of the Jedi (Sequels! Aliens! Spaceships!) … But what about 1979?The highest-grossing film of 1979, with a total box-office take of just over $106 million, was Kramer vs. Kramer, a movie about two »

- Adam Sternbergh

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Sweded Opening Scene

2 October 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

CineFix's latest "Homemade Movies" episode features a shot-for-shot sweded opening scene from Steven Spielberg's 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Welcome back special guest star and Homemade Movies creator Dustin McLean as we re-create one of the most beloved sequences in movie history… Indiana Jones’s narrow escape from the booby-trapped home temple in Raiders of the Lost Ark

This is a really fun episode and one of my favorites that they've created so far. Enjoy the entertainment! I also included a side-by-side comparison video.

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The Noteworthy: B&W "Raiders", Erice to Hellman, "Hollywood" by Don Bachardy

1 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

In his continually eccentric series of extracurricular activities, Steven Soderbergh has posted a black and white version of Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here's what he has to say about why:

"So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect. Wait, What? How Could You Do This? Well, I »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Launches Exhibition of Favorite Film Costumes

1 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place. These iconic pieces - along with 150 other costumes - will be on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the historic Wilshire May Company building, beginning Oct. 2. "This really reflects 100 years of the costume designers' contribution to the movies, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Launches Exhibition of Favorite Film Costumes

1 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place. These iconic pieces - along with 150 other costumes - will be on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the historic Wilshire May Company building, beginning Oct. 2. "This really reflects 100 years of the costume designers' contribution to the movies, »

- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Academy Celebrates The Opening of The Hollywood Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles

30 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue

“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”

Edith Head

On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.

Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »

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Colm McCarthy interview: Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Dr Who

30 September 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chat to director Colm McCarthy about the new series of Peaky Blinders, drunk Sherlock, and Doctor Who’s mysteries…

Warning: contains a spoiler for Spooks series 7.

As period-gangster drama Peaky Blinders returns to BBC 2 for a second series, we caught up with director Colm McCarthy (Sherlock - The Sign Of Three, Doctor Who - The Bells Of St. John, Spooks) for a chat about the mythology of the new series, working with Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, Matt Smith riding a motorbike up the Shard, drunken Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and er, manual sex in 1920s night clubs...

You’ve come in to direct the second series of Peaky Blinders after its look and performances have already been established. Do you take your cues from what’s gone before or do you approach it thinking, ‘right, what am I going to change?’

Both of those things. I’ve »

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Academy Celebrates the Costumes That Make the Movies

29 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Deborah Nadoolman Landis is known for her encyclopedic knowledge on the subject of costume design. But the curator of the Academy’s upcoming Hollywood Costume Exhibition didn’t just trust her own opinion when she began researching the list of items to be included in the project when it first opened in 2007 at London’s V&A. Instead, she asked everyone from her mother and mother-in-law on down for ideas about the movies (and the costumes) that resonated with them.

“For me, movies are about falling in and a complete surrender to the story,” says Landis. “I didn’t want to have an exhibition of great costumes from movies that were forgettable films.”

This meant going beyond the scope of best picture winners or concentrating on obvious choices like overly corseted and bejeweled period dramas to include pieces from films like “Borat” and even her own work from “The Raiders of the Lost Ark, »

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