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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Terry Gilliam is adapting a long-lost Stanley Kubrick film idea

quote [ The plan to pick up a Kubrick effort would arrive as an opportunity to fill missed chances after Gilliam was lined up to create a sequel to Dr. Strangelove titled Son of Strangelove in 1995 but Kubrick?s death put an end to plans. ?I never knew about [the project] until after [Kubrick] died but I would have loved to,? Gilliam once commented. ]

Superlofty, but why not revel in thoughts?
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:38pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 26 June 2020

Arthur Conan Doyle?s estate sues Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes too many feelings

quote [ Enola Holmes gives the detective a teenage sister ]

Del caso preferido de Sherlock Holmes
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [14 comments]

Thursday, 18 June 2020

100 Years Ago, These Were the Bloopers, Errors and Civil War Telephones That Annoyed Audiences

quote [ Silent era audiences were savvy and observant and they didn?t have the advantage of being able to immediately watch a scene again at the click of a button. They were so good at spotting mistakes that Photoplay had a regular showcase of their complaints and here are the errors discovered exactly 100 years ago. ]

Lights camera action, no time for bloopers
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Interesting]
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Friday, 12 June 2020

June 6, 1933: The Era of Drive-In Movies Begins

quote [ A summer night spent at the drive-in brings nostalgic feelings for millions of Americans who grew up listening to the tinny sound coming from the speaker hooked to the car window at their local drive-in theater. ]

It's a drive-in Saturday
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 5 June 2020

Stanley Kubrick?s Rejected Monolith

quote [ The iconic Monolith from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was originally not a mysterious black slab. The director wanted it to be transparent. To that end, Kubrick commissioned a local plastics firm, Stanley Plastics to cast the monolith out of a solid block of transparent acrylic. ]

They pale before the monolith that towers over
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 25 May 2020

How One ?Yesterday? Screenwriter?s Dream Became A Nightmare

quote [ The writer of ?Yesterday? tells us that he was insulted and cast aside by one of the UK?s most beloved screenwriters. ]

Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

They?ll never finish remodeling The Brady Bunch

quote [ Why A Very Brady Renovation may be the perfect capper for the 50-year-old series. ]

Turn on the tube the Brady Bunch
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:34amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 15 May 2020

?Mad Max: Fury Road?: The Oral History of a Modern Action Classic

quote [ LEE The grueling nature of the shoot really served it, in my opinion. The characters are supposed to be exhausted, they?re supposed to be searching for strength. I just don?t think that any of the performances would have been the same had it all been green-screen and we did it in a controlled environment. The fact that it was a huge mess is why it?s so brilliant. ]

Interesting anecdotes on movie production, in a pretty honest manner. Also: MacGuffin.

Full in extended.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Good]
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How Scooby-Doo?s Origins Are Related to the RFK Assassination

quote [ The senator?s death changed Saturday morning cartoons and paved the way for the gang of ?meddling kids? to become a TV hit ]

Scooby Doo, whoopie doo
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 4 May 2020

Box Office No-Go

quote [ Why the conflict over the movie industry?s embrace of video on demand reflects a century-long symbiotic relationship gone sour. AMC is just Trollin?. ]

I eat out of a bag and sleep in a movie theatre
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

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