A great breakdown of a scene that utilizes camera focus as a storytelling technique.

This is on the internet.

A gif of all the best actress nominees over the years and their reaction shots to the winners at the Oscars. The winners are on the far right.

Meryl Streep is positively radiant…even when she loses.

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Amazing Oscar poster for Best Picture winners over the years.

ollymoss:

I worked with the Academy and Gallery 1988 to create the official 85 Years of Oscars poster. 
Click here to see it in detail!
The brief was one of the hardest I’ve ever had; find a way to reference every single Best Picture winner from the last 85 years. 
Thanks to Gallery 1988 for putting my name forward and organising this whole shebang.  

Amazing Oscar poster for Best Picture winners over the years.

ollymoss:

I worked with the Academy and Gallery 1988 to create the official 85 Years of Oscars poster. 

Click here to see it in detail!

The brief was one of the hardest I’ve ever had; find a way to reference every single Best Picture winner from the last 85 years. 

Thanks to Gallery 1988 for putting my name forward and organising this whole shebang.  

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The Experience//Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Warning: There may be spoilers for books 1-6 of the Harry Potter series in this post. There are DEFINITELY spoilers about movie 6 in this post.


Let’s face facts here: this movie came out a while ago (2009) but it is my first time seeing it. I finished reading the book merely hours before watching the movie. I haven’t read the last book so I cannot offer any spoilers about the final book/movies, but I will divulge some thoughts on the movie adaptation of the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Again, you had your warning. HERE BE SPOILERS.

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How cool is this poster designed in honor of Paramount’s 100th Anniversary? 
Can you guess all the movies the icons refer to?
Click to enlarge.

How cool is this poster designed in honor of Paramount’s 100th Anniversary? 

Can you guess all the movies the icons refer to?

Click to enlarge.

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TwentyTwoWords made a list of movie poster cliches.

One they haven’t added, which is a popular mention on FilmDrunk, is the slanted poster. Hollywood can’t get enough of slanted things. They just look edgy.

Nowadays, computers are taking over film as the medium for editing a movie.

Such is the case with animated films especially, and Toy Story 2 was no exception.

If you haven’t heard the (true) story of how Toy Story 2 was almost erased from its computer storage, check out this cute little video to hear all about it.

Remember back when I wrote about Life in a Day, the movie which compiled footage from people all around the world experiencing the same day on earth? 

Well in case you missed it, you can watch it here. Now.

PS. You can watch it with subtitles, in about 20 languages.

Above is the trailer for the movie Shame, starring Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender.

The movie is about a man with a sexual addiction whose world falls apart when his sister moves in with him.

The buzz, however, is that the film is rated NC-17. That’s one notch above R.

Way back when, Blockbuster refused to carry any movies with a rating above R, insisting that they would remain a family friendly movie store. Thus, the stigma of NC-17 was born.

Can you think of the last time you saw an NC-17 movie? AMC Theatres rarely screens NC-17.

The above trailer doesn’t exactly depict a porno. But those unfamiliar with the NC-17 rating would immediately assume that because of the whole Blockbuster debacle.

But according to the MPAA, the association that assigns these ratings, NC-17 is NOT pornography (X is pornography). See the definition of NC-17 below:

NC-17 — No One 17 and Under Admitted. An NC-17 rated motion picture is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under. No children will be admitted. NC-17 does not mean “obscene” or “pornographic” in the common or legal meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children

Shame is a British-produced film (the same producers as The King’s Speech), and British media in general is very different from the US market. However, Fox Searchlight, the distributer of this film, has no plans to edit down the film to get an R rating in the US release. Steve Gilula, president of Fox Searchlight, said, “I think NC-17 is a badge of honor, not a scarlet letter. We believe it is time for the rating to become usable in a serious manner.”

The movie won many awards in various film festivals, has been getting fantastic reviews, and who would want to make content cuts after such praise? I don’t blame them. It’s a shame, though, that in our sexually prude society that it might not get seen by a very large audience.

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