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Which Dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book? Cinemassacre wanted a definitive answer, so they selected 12 contenders and put them up to the test. This counts theatrical and television, but no sequels, spinoffs, or spoofs. My favorite came in a close 2nd!

George Lucas made a little movie back in 1976. You may have heard of it. Star Wars was unwatchable to the few filmmakers who got to see it. But it was an important project for Lucas, one he’d already poured his best efforts into. So they went back and re-edited the entire thing. When I say “they,” I mean the production team, but the magic that took place in the re-edit was due to the talents of Marcia Lucas, George’s wife at the time.

David Welsh of RocketJump Film School goes through how the rough cut was changed into what we now know as Star Wars: A New Hope. You’ll see a lot of the rough footage that was either deleted or changed -and even more important, why it was changed. You can see why Marcia Lucas won an Oscar for editing the movie (along with Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew).

Pic of the Day – 4/29/19

Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” eye makeup art by Tal Peleg.

A manly hero coming to the rescue of a beautiful damsel in distress has been a common trope since literally the earliest days of theater, going all the way back to the Ancient Greeks. As the centuries passed, mythical creatures were replaced by more mundane dangers- notable to the topic at hand is the common trope of top hat clad, magnificently mustachioed villains tying buxom damsels to railway tracks while a dashing hero rushes in to save the day.

For a creature we never see, the monster in Bird Box left a lot of clues. The Film Theorists gathered the evidence and lay it all out. Personally, I thought one of the drawings looked like Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, which is supposed to drive men insane.

 

From Neill Blomkamp, Oats Studios and BioWare comes a live-action trailer of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game.

How Technicolor Changed the Movies

What was “glorious Technicolor?” It was a groundbreaking technology — but it was more than just that.

“From her struggling early days to her successful heyday, you’ll see the Lucy you love and meet the Lucy you never knew — the incredible woman behind the public persona. In ‘Finding Lucy,’ you’ll find yourself falling in love with Lucille Ball all over again.”

Pic of the Day – 12/23/18

I’m just gonna drop this right here and run away…

We’ve all had tough days at the office. But some actors, dedicated to giving it their all, took their work a few steps too far. Though these critically-acclaimed, often award-winning performances are a delight to watch, the experience of preparing for and recovering from these roles did a number on the actors involved, and left a lasting impression — not always for the positive. Here are several actors who went the extra mile for their craft…

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