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Bohemian Rhapsody Acted Out

The filmmakers at Corridor Digital brilliantly put a literal spin to the poignant lyrics of the iconic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which were acted out in an appropriate live-action scene.

Invisible Typewriter

YouTuber MFICPrometheus shared this video of a man, who was traveling with a bunch of his drinking buddies, brilliantly reenacting the great Jerry Lewis’ hilarious “invisible typewriter” scene from the 1963 comedy film Who’s Minding the Store?

Here’s the original scene for comparison:

Dialect coach Erik Singer breaks down some of the best and worst movie accents in a video for Wired. Singer explains that when a movie accent misses its mark there are often a number of factors at work.

Post Apocalypse

Bora Barroso created a compilation of imagery from post-apocalyptic cinema, creating the ultimate depressing-yet-curiously-liberating vision of human doom.

Films Used:
– Mad Max Fury Road
– I Am Legend
– The Book of Eli
– The Road
– Oblivion
– Priest
– Los últimos días
– Carriers
– 28 Days Later
– Children of Men
– 12 Monkeys
– The Day After Tomorrow
– Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
– Terminator Salvation


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/193388063″>THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (A Tribute)</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/borabarroso”>Bora Barroso</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

The Hero’s Journey

Every good story follows the concept of The Hero’s Journey, first described by Joseph Campbell. This supercut shows scenes from some of the best.

Today is the 75th anniversary of Carole Lombard‘s death. She was killed in a plane crash on her return from a wildly-successful war bond tour, making her the first American woman to die in service in WWII. Her husband Clark Gable turned down FDR’s offer of a military funeral with full honors, because she’d stipulated a quiet affair in her will. But the US Maritime Commission did name a Liberty ship after her. She was only 33 years old.

This is one of my favorite photos of Carole, by George Hurrell. She’s wearing the gold locket given to her by Russ Columbo, and the star sapphire jewelry given to her by William Powell. Also visible is the cheek scar from a 1929 car accident that nearly ruined her career. Rest in peace, Carole. Your fans are still legion.

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CineFix has released a new episode of their Homemade Movies series where they do a homemade, shot for shot, live-action remake of the iconic power loader scene from Aliens.

CineFix also created a side by side comparison:

The Amazing Career of Peter Dinklage

Brandon Hardesty of No Small Parts takes a look at the career of actor Peter Dinklage and his admirable refusal to be typecast into specific roles solely because of his size. Peter’s path to success had a lot to do with his perseverance and avoiding stereotypical roles that were offered to dwarf actors. According to an interview he did for the New York Times he was offered commercial work in his early days, which he turned down. He didn’t want to play elves or leprechauns.

If you like dark comedies, I HIGHLY recommend “Death at a Funeral.”

Pic of the Day – 1/2/17

“The Sound of Music” eye art by Tal Peleg.

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