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TrueFilm Subreddit: What movies did critics absolutely get wrong? – Surprised not to see Shawshank Redemption at the top. Another classic that people missed on first release: It’s a Wonderful Life.
RIP Stan Lee, 1960’s Marvel Comics writer for some of today’s most popular superheroes. Here is a supercut of Stan Lee cameos:
Movie Mechanic: Solo – A Star Wars Story – This analysis shows that this movie isn’t as easy to “fix” as it may seem.
IndieWire: Natalie Portman Thought ‘Black Swan’ Was Going to Be a Docudrama, Surprised by Final Cut – What this article fails to note is how drastically editing can change the tone of footage that is shot, and alter an actor’s performance. In this case, an Oscar-winning performance!
ScienceDaily: ‘Good guys’ in superhero films more violent than villains – This is a sad statistic, but maybe not as bad as it seems on the face. A lot of bad guy violence is prevented by the heroes, or happens off screen. Still, you should think when designing a movie hero, especially for kids, how that hero uses — or doesn’t use — violence to win the day.
Pretty 52: A Fourth Austin Powers Film Is Coming And It’s Groovy Baby – I hope it is not called Austin Powers and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In other sequel news, Ridley Scott is moving ahead with a sequel to Gladiator.
Walking by the set of Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' last night… pic.twitter.com/9NX2MM3QBH
— The Film Stage ? (@TheFilmStage) October 23, 2018
Business Insider: Inside Orson Welles’ final movie, The Other Side of the Wind, on Netflix – More coverage from KCRW’s excellent podcast, The Business. Good of Netflix to produce a full length documentary about the making and reconstruction of the film, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. I’m excited to clear a day and watch both!
Variety: FilmStruck Movie-Streaming Service to Shut Down – Extremely disheartening. Here is this list of titles from the service. Lotta essential films. I expect the Warner archive titles will be back on Warner’s new service. Hopefully the Criterion streaming catalog will land someplace else quickly. You can still find some Criterion titles streaming through library apps like Kanopy and Hoopla.
Unz Review: The Bicameral Mind of Roderick Jaynes – The Coen Brothers’ nom de montage, for those not in the know.
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
So @shannonandswift's appreciation of The Lost Boys sent me down a rabbit hole of revisiting pre-CGI genre films to look at how they built scope and scale from usually modest budgets. Ready to come with me on a deep dive? Let's go…
— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) November 3, 2018