The creation of a saga as big and iconic as Star Wars has led to many tall tales about its production. While there’s a certain romanticism to the making of a series like Star Wars, not every behind-the-scenes story is true, as pointed out in this excellent video by WhatCulture.
The opening crawl that opens up every Star Wars film is one of cinema’s most iconic moments, and will never change, but what happens when you take the stylings of a James Bond film and give it a try? Magic.
Yes, this vocodery song about Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer, will totally get stuck in your head. But it’s totally worth it, because everyone should think about Ada Lovelace more.
For the past four years, filmmaker Joe Nafis has been chronicling the construction of the Shanghai Tower. After 1,000 work hours and 350,000 photos, he’s put together a stunning timelapse video that you don’t want to miss.
“Voodoo in My Blood” is the latest single off Massive Attack’s new Ritual Spirit EP. In this Ringan Ledwidge-directed video, Gone Girl actor Rosamund Pike encounters a floating orb in a subway station with ill intentions.
“Yule Log 2.015” is a collaborative process where a bunch of different artists each make their own yule-log-based short, which are all stitched together into a montage that replaces the traditional video of a burning log.
I have an absolute total unshakable faith in the future of humanity, and in progress. But I’m also sure that awful, terrible things are going to happen, the environment is going to be screwed, and everything is going to hell. How do you reconcile these wildly opposing viewpoints?
Mashup video edits are universal favorites among fans, and have been for ages. Wars and Trek? Sure. DC’s live action movies and TV shows in one trailer? Fantastic! The BBC mashing up its hit crime shows Sherlock, Luther, and The Fall? Okay that’d be—wait, hold the phone, what??
We’ve featured videos from Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shatttuck’s Animated Life series for the New York Times before. The subject this time is paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, with a particular focus on her discovery of the Laetoli footprints, which showed how hominids walked upright 3.5 million years ago.
Last week on Into the Badlands, M.K. put his foot down with Sunny: He wants Sunny to teach him to fight. (Fight better, that is. The kid’s already pretty lethal.) Sunny agrees, but based on this minute-long exclusive preview of Sunday’s episode, he might regret taking on a new deadly pupil...
I’m going to be the first person to admit that quite frankly, I have no idea what compelled me to watch Skrillex’s new video for his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips.” But, just under four minutes later, I’m equally astounded at the weirdly funky mutant disco rave it depicted in between the oontz-oontz-oontzing.
This is really cool: astronauts onboard the International Space Station have long shown off what it’s like to play with water in microgravity. Now, they’ve taken some ultra high-def footage with color and effervescent tablets.
In celebration of Halloween, we took a shallow dive into the horror subgenre of evil-child horror movies. Weird-kid cinema stretches back at least to 1956’s The Bad Seed, and has experienced a resurgence recently via movies like The Babadook, Goodnight Mommy, and Cooties. You could look at this trend as a natural…
If you opened a sealed can of water from the 1950s and drank it, what would happen? Would you die? Only one way to find out.
Have an old Nintendo 64 controller lying around? If you’re looking for a project this weekend, you can turn it into the perfect hobby rocket-launching remote with a few tweaks.
While there’s a ton of explosive action in movies out there today, it’s rare to find genuinely good action in our big-ticket films. Why? Is it because action scenes suck? Not really. As this video from Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski of Corridor Digital shows, it’s mainly because it’s really hard to get right.
This is a lot of fun: Burger Fiction put together an impressive super cut of one really entertaining phone call that pieces together scenes from 57 movies. Here’s the full list of movies used.
It’s the worst nightmare you probably didn’t know you had. That your thoughts are no longer your own. In Listening, a new indie movie, the ability to read minds has been invented—and, as you’d expect, it doesn’t go particularly well.
Often, it’s the things you don’t notice that make or break a movie, and there’s no more subtle mindfuckery than playing tricks with aspect ratios.