The Artful Dodger actor Jack Wild takes a peek behind the camera on the set of Carol Reed’s 1968 Dickens musical adaptation Oliver!
Since making his directorial debut with What’s Up Tiger Lily in 1966, Woody Allen has helmed an astounding 45 movies. That includes at least one film every year since 1982. With his latest – Magic in the Moonlight – out this week on home video, here’s a look back at Allen’s career through his films’ poster.
A crane shot from 1939’s Gone With the Wind. Love the grip on the left smoking a cigarette while he pushes.
From the Facebook page Behind the Clapperboard.
With nearly 25 years separating their releases, the 1990 film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its 2014 Michael Bay-produced reboot provide a glimpse into the changing methods of visual effects.
The newest Turtles are computer generated, with the movements and facial expressions of actors in motion capture suits digitally translated into six-foot-tall pizza eating reptiles. The 1990 Turtles – created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop – required two people to operate them: an actor/stuntman inside a foam latex turtle suit and an effects technician to remotely control the animatronic head. To make the turtles’ mouths’ move, headgear with infrared sensors were used to sync the turtles’ gum-flapping with the operators’ mouth movements.
Running Time: 92 minutes
Who the Devil Made It: director Freddie Francis
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Joan Collins, Ian Hendry, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Nigel Patrick, Patrick Magee
Cinematographer: Norman Warwick
A woman is attacked on Christmas Eve by an escaped mental patient dressed as Santa Claus. Now imagine that same scenario, only the woman has just murdered her husband with a fire poker. That turn of the screw defined the worldview of EC Comics’ pulp horror rag Tales From the Crypt during its run in the 1950s. The victims of the macabre morality tales usually had it coming, an idea which extends to Amicus’ 1972 anthology film version. Unsurprisingly, considering this adaptation’s British roots, that comeuppance is often inflicted upon a member of the monied class. Read More →