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Hollywood Reporter: Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could “Revolutionize” Crowdfunding

Marginal Revolution: Assurance Contracts for Indie Films

Song Exploder: Composer Brian Tyler breaks down the title track for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Geek Tyrant: If We Want Original Films, We Have to Support Them

Reddit thread: What is your favorite “cut to credits” moment in any movie?

Kottke: Movie intro megamix

The Film Stage: The making of Interstellar‘s tesseract (hint: it was mostly practical)

“Film’s thought of as a director’s medium because the director creates the end product that appears on the screen. It’s that stupid auteur theory again, that the director is the author of the film. But what does the director shoot—the telephone book? Writers became much more important when sound came in, but they’ve had to put up a valiant fight to get the credit they deserve.”
–Billy Wilder in The Paris Review