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Steven Spielberg: Alfred Hitchcock rep me off set

It’s no secret that Steven Spielberg holds Alfred Hitchcock and his work in high regard, but Spielberg will never forget the time he was kicked off …

This 13-Minute Short Makes You Think About Every Single Movie Sound You’ve Ever Heard

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>The Secret World of Foley</i>, a new short film about an under-examined branch of the filmmaking process.<p><b>WHO:</b> London-based producer and director Daniel Jewel.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Who knew that the people who provide scene-specific sound for movies would make interesting subjects for a movie themselves? <i>The</i> …

Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall on How to Win in Hollywood Today

Three legendary longtime colleagues open up about the director's role in getting J.J. Abrams to helm 'Episode VII,' the mistake that would have cost …

Movies

Watch this stunningly brilliant one-take video of Broadway stars rapping classic movie scenes

The musical <i>Hamilton</i> has been blowing up for awhile now, combining musical theatre and history with hip-hop to create an unstoppable force. If you are …

Ridley Scott’s Original ‘Alien’ Storyboards And Notes Are Really Cool

If you’re a fan of science fiction, you are also a fan of Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien</i> franchise. You just are. There’s no way around it. The series is now heading towards sequel number five and has even crossed into other mediums, proving the longevity and versatility of the film’s universe. But …

Ryan Coogler Says Black Panther Will be a Personal Film

If I could go back in time and rewrite my top ten films of 2015 list, I would find room for <i>Creed</i>. <b>Ryan Coogler</b>‘s film may technically be a <i>Rocky</i> …

Drake Rapped A Diss Track For Everyone Who Pissed Him Off On "SNL"

Oh man, oh man. Not again.

What Are Steven Spielberg's Favorite Superhero Movies?

I think we all like reading and watching interviews with legendary filmmakers discussing how they brought some of the most iconic movies to the big …

Comics

How Do Film Editors Actually Edit a Movie?

The world of movie editing is an enigmatic one if you aren’t actually an editor. How in the world do they manage to take hours of footage, sift …

Filmmaking

Steven Spielberg at Cannes: “The Worse the World Gets, the More Magic We Have to Believe In”

The filmmaker debuted his adaptation of The BFG at the Cannes Film Festival.<p>On Saturday, <b>Steven Spielberg</b> appeared at the Cannes Film Festival to premiere <i>The BFG</i>, his adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel that returns the Oscar-winning filmmaker to the magical realm of children’s cinema he mostly left …

Film Industry

Producing Music for Movie Trailers Grows Into a Serious Business

“We can’t do anything in marketing without music. It’s the driving force for everything,” says Ann Mugglebee, president of Vibe Creative, a Culver …

Harry Potter

A side-by-side look at the Hateful Eight’s film references (VIDEO).

A favorite pastime for any Quentin Tarantino fan is picking apart all of the cinematic references in his movies, from the works of his idols and from …

John Carpenter

J.J. Abrams explains his vision for a 'Cloverfield' movie universe

Back in January, J.J. Abrams dropped a surprise mystery box onto the lap of an unsuspecting public. The markedly private Bad Robot production company was making another “Cloverfield” movie. And, surprise twist, the new feature titled “10 Cloverfield Lane” would be released in theaters in a mere two …

Movies

A Complete Breakdown of Different Video Edits and Transitions, with Examples from Popular Movies

Any resource that explores the art of film and video editing I find utterly fascinating, and this video is a fantastic example of just that. …

Filmmaking

Why the Oscars keep disqualifying Alejandro Iñárritu's movies from the original score competition

The urgent request came in May for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Iñárritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for "The Revenant," his 19th-century wilderness epic.<p>The acclaimed Japanese composer was …

The Martian: Your Oscars 2016 cheat sheet

<i>The Academy Awards are just days away — which means it’s time to buckle down and really get to know this year’s Best Picture contenders. Today’s</i> …

What lies beneath The Revenant

The Oscar nominated film’s success owes as much to America’s troubled mindset as to the movie itself<p>Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, nominated in 12 categories at the Oscars, which take place this weekend, is based in part on the novel of the same title by Michael Punke. And yet all the …

Native Americans

'The Revenant' Producer on the Bear Scene That Took on "Myths of Its Own"

Mary Parent spoke with THR about why the film is clicking, the obsession over that bear and why she's happy to be out of the cold.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Addressing Why He Won’t Do ‘SNL’ Is A Stroke Of Genius By Ryan Reynolds

Taking a cue from Kanye West, Ryan Reynolds released a video addressing why Deadpool won’t be doing <i>SNL</i>. This despite a very popular petition that seeks to have the R-Rated comic book superstar host the long running NBC comedy show.<p>Reynolds video is basically an extended bonus for fans of the film, …

Domhnall Gleeson, on playing gentle and evil and surviving the harsh shoot for 'The Revenant'

Domhnall<p>Gleesontook the phrase "working actor" to new heights in 2015. He was in four very different movies: the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the romantic immigration tale"Brooklyn,"the wilderness survival picture"The Revenant"and the blockbuster sequel "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Which, by …

Arri Alexa 65: From Landscapes to Rom-Coms, the Camera That’s Won Over Lensers

Famed for its stunning shots of stark landscapes, “The Revenant” showed the dynamic vision of the filmmakers behind it. Those shots also revealed the …

Cinematography

Alejandro González Iñárritu: I made 'irresponsible decisions' on The Revenant shoot

Alejandro González Iñárritu has admitted to making “bad” and “irresponsible” decisions as director of The Revenant, the acclaimed yet controversial western starring Leonardo DiCaprio that is widely expected to be the best-performing film at next week’s Oscars.<p>Determined to film only in natural …

Filmmaking

Hateful Eight cinematographer calls for new 'effects-free' Oscars category

Three-time Oscar-winner Robert Richardson complains that ‘invisible’ digital effects means cinematographers are no longer operating on a level playing field<p>Leading cinematographers are calling for a new Oscars category to distinguish between films shot using traditional methods and those using …

The Oscars

Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Hollywood's King of Pain

How the director of "The Revenant" pushed his stars and crew to the edge of sanity – and created a modern epic<p>Late one afternoon in November, only …

Martian Author, Andy Weir, Answers: Is "Interstellar" A Good Movie?

<i>These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Andy Weir, Science fiction writer. Author of The Martian., on Quora.</b><p>Q: What concessions to scientific accuracy did The Martian make and …

Time I

Help Leonardo DiCaprio Win His Oscar in This Hilarious Video Game

Watch out for Lady Gaga.<p>Always an Oscar bridesmaid and never an Oscar bride, Leonardo DiCaprio really wants to win an Academy Award this year. You can see it in his eyes, hear it in his words, taste it in his on-screen feast of raw bison liver. This dude is in it to win it. Thanks to London design …

Golden Globes

Robert Richardson sized up the scenes in 'Hateful Eight' and went for the big shot

The success of "The Hateful Eight's" 70-millimeter roadshow may not have reversed the movie industry's digital conversion trend, but the sold-out multiplex screenings showed there's still an audience that will turn out to see a film on film. And as a reward, Robert Richardson's cinematography …

How 'The Revenant' immerses its audience in a freezing river, hail of arrows and sense of horror

Very early in director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's<p>"The Revenant,"a campsite of fur trappers and their guide, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), is attacked by native warriors. Just like that, viewers are flung headlong into a viscerally immersive period piece. Here, members of the cast and …

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Explains Why ‘Deadpool’ Made ALL The Money

The trend has thankfully gone the way of the Pog, but a few years ago, every big-budget 2D movie was converted to 3D. Not because the visuals were eye-popping, but because theaters could charge a few extra bucks for a ticket, and studios could boast about <i>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs</i>, or whatever, …