Posts filed under “Film”

Here’s The Thing: Robert Osborne

This week on Here’s The Thing, Alec talks with Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies. Today Osborne plays the role of ambassador to a bygone era. We hear the journey he took to get there — which could have been a classic movie itself.

Osborne tells Alec about meeting Lucille Ball: “If it had been Lana Turner I met or somebody I wouldn’t have been able to talk, but it was Lucille Ball.” Nonetheless, Ball ended up playing an influential role in Osborne’s life, encouraging him to pursue writing over acting. Later Osborne explains some of challenges he faced at The Hollywood Reporter, when he found himself writing what was really supposed to be a gossip column: “I never felt comfortable intruding upon people that wanted to keep a secret. Because I think secrets are important to have.”

Robert Osborne

April 23, 2012

Category: Film, Weekend

The History of Film

click for interactive graphic Source: History Shots     Click through to see the detailed version of film history.

Category: Film, Weekend

Partysaurus Rex

This is hilarious: Toy Story’s Rex, the green dinosaur, gets a chance to shed his party-pooper past in Disney•Pixar’s new animated short. Partysaurus Rex on Disney Video Full HD version here: Disney•Pixar

Category: Film, Weekend

‘Spaghetti Westerns’ Posters of the Star Wars Trilogy

Click to enlarge: ˜˜˜ ˜˜˜ Source: Laughing Squid

Category: Digital Media, Film, Weekend

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit Trailer Official site:

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2001: A Space Odyssey (2012 Summer Blockbuster Remix)

What if 2001 had been released as a modern summer blockbuster? All copyrighted materials belong to their respective holders. For those asking about the soundtrack: Label: Position Music, Music: “Tactical Dominance” Composed by: Jack Trammell (ASCAP) 2001: A Space Odyssey (2012 Trailer Recut)

Category: Film, Weekend

Film Map

Click to enlarge: ˜˜˜ ˜˜˜ ˜˜˜ ˜˜˜ Source: Dorothy

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The Mel Brooks Collection: $29

Another one day sale from Amazon: The Mel Brooks Collection @ $29. This is a great collection of Mel Brooks movies, but it is not the definitive collection — froma  film perspective, it is missing the original The Producers (1968) as well as the musical remake. Also missing is the 2000 Year Old Man, Brook’s…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Blade Runner Aquarelle Edition

This animation is made of 3285 aquarelle paintings and form the very beginning of my paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott. The sound is borrowed from the original movie. Hat tip boingboing

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Pulp Fiction In Chronological Order

Back in 2010, we presented a Pulp Fiction Timeline. Today, that concept has been expanded radically by Designer Noah Smith, who created this infographic for a info-design class. (its now a kickstarter project).   click for ginormous graphic   Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Film, Weekend