nerarddegerval:

From the front, left to right: Terry Gilliam, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Hal Ashby, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese,  David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, François Truffaut, Sidney Lumet.

Some of my favorite people. And … one or two others that I’d rather be replaced. Neat caricatures, though.

nerarddegerval:

From the front, left to right: Terry Gilliam, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Hal Ashby, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese,  David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, François Truffaut, Sidney Lumet.

Some of my favorite people. And … one or two others that I’d rather be replaced. Neat caricatures, though.

welcometomagicalmysterytour:

The Art Of Close-up 

featuring Edgar Wright 

Neat look at the Cornetto Trilogy

(via thecornettotrilogy)

Reading the paper.
Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

Reading the paper.

Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

At the culvert.
Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

At the culvert.

Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. From a screenplay by Robert Towne

bawdylanguage:

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

Truly amazing. And, you can watch it in its entirety on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvIJGsXizE

bawdylanguage:

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

Truly amazing. And, you can watch it in its entirety on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvIJGsXizE

(via malakhgabriel)

"I don’t know Jack" — the life and tragic end of Jack Nance. Interviews include anecdotes from David Lynch.

William S. Burroughs and Tom Waits team-up for ‘The Black Rider

The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets is a lesser-known project of William S. Burroughs (who wrote the opera’s book) and a somewhat better-known work of Tom Waits (who composed the majority of the music and lyrics). The pair collaborated on the piece at the behest of theatrical visionary Robert Wilson, who staged and directed the avant-garde production which premiered in a German-language version at Hamburg’s Thalia Theatre on March 31,1990.

The Black Rider is based on a gruesome German folktale with supernatural themes called Der Freischütz, which had previously been made into an opera by the Romantic school composer Carl Maria von Weber. Historically, it is considered to be one of the very first “nationalist” German operas.

Via Dangerous Minds.

wehadfacesthen:

Kim Novak and James Stewart in Bell, Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958)

via willywains:

Novak summons up one memory that still touches her, on almost llama-worthy level. She tells of a quiet moment with Jimmy Stewart on the set of Bell, Book and Candle, the film they made together immediately after Vertigo. “It was,” she says, her husky voice catching a bit, “probably the most honest, beautiful time of an animal instinct I’ve known. I was sitting with Jimmy Stewart when they called for lunch and they turned off the set lights. Everyone left. We were playing a scene where we had our shoes off. And we just sat there on the set, put up our feet, bare feet, and we sat there the whole lunch break together with our feet up and next to each other, not saying a single word. Our feet just occasionally touched each other. It was one of those animal times like when an animal lets you rub its neck. It was the most intimate, rewarding time with another human being I’ve ever known. Feet don’t lie.”

The last time she saw Stewart was when they bumped into each other at an airport. “I said, ‘Jimmy, I wish we could do a movie together.’ And he said, ‘I can’t be a leading man anymore. I don’t want to make movies anymore.’ He’d been away from movies for a while. He said, ‘You know, I walk out my back yard and I can’t remember sometimes why I walk out there.’ I said, ‘I understand that, it happens.’ He said, ‘Yep. Happens. [Pause.] Sure is good seeing you again.’ And I said, ‘You too, Jimmy.’ And gave him a hug.”

from The Telegraph article, Kim Novak Tells All

The monster in the closet.

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

"I am sick of that punk telling me what to do."
House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

"I am sick of that punk telling me what to do."

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

"It’s great to have a new neighbor. The woman who lived here before you was nuts. Biggest bitch under the sun. Just a senile old hag, really. Wouldn’t be surprised if someone didn’t just get fed up and offed her, you know what I mean?"

"She was my aunt."

"Heart of gold, though. Just a saint, really."

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

Chekhov’s swordfish.
House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

Chekhov’s swordfish.

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

She must have been working on this right before she died.
House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

She must have been working on this right before she died.

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

The realtor’s named Craven. Because of course it is. (with a raven on the sign, and a cawing sound effect at the top of the shot.)
House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.

The realtor’s named Craven. Because of course it is. (with a raven on the sign, and a cawing sound effect at the top of the shot.)

House (1986) directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz.