4 items from 2016
I’ve been a huge fan of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds ever since one of my junior school teachers decided to play it to us over four lessons way back in 1978, encouraging us to discuss it among the class and to create our own words and pictures as a result. I’d never heard anything quite like it, and frankly, there’s never really been anything quite like it since, in terms of a completely immersive musical experience that was groundbreaking at the time and still sounds as fresh and vital today as it did 38 years ago.
When Wayne finally achieved his dream of bringing his magnum opus to life on the stage in 2006, I was there at the inaugural performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall to witness him conducting a live band and orchestra along with a breathtaking visual show that featured video walls, »
It's a safe bet that there are a ton of Steven Spielberg fans who would love to tap into the brain of Kristie Macosko Krieger. She's been working with Spielberg for over two decades and has been involved with every single project he's been involved with since 1997. That means she's been privy to every stage of production on movies like Minority Report, War of the Worlds, and Lincoln, on TV shows like Band of Brothers and The Pacific and in Spielberg's prolific philanthropy, including the Shoah foundation. But Krieger has long since been promoted beyond being just Spielberg's assistant. She's now an active, full on producer and her latest production with Spielberg is one of the best movies of 2015, Bridge of Spies. Out now on Blu-ray, DVD and...
- Peter Hall
Back in 2002, Guy Pearce starred in an adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ classic, revered sci-fi novel The Time Machine. But before that, 1960 brought an adaptation of the book to the big screen from George Pal, who also directed the original big screen adaptation of War of the Worlds. Now Nautilus Art Prints is releasing […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Not so very long ago I had a co-worker who described himself as a movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you. He talked about film as if he knew all about it. I asked him one day what he thought of Orson Welles. His reply?
“I don’t think about Orson Welles, he was old and fat, now he’s dead, what am I supposed to think about him?”
Needless to say I never really talked to this person again, who shall remain nameless. Of course the fact that he was an egocentric, arrogant, narcissistic weasel didn’t help matters. (He claimed to have a small part in Tombstone, I have seen that movie several times, never spotted him, by the way…)
I simply cannot fathom the arrogance of someone dismissing, so casually one of the greatest film makers who ever lived. I have been fascinated, obsessed even, »
- Sam Moffitt
4 items from 2016
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