If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you
Yo this so much. At the advent of cinema these people were literally willing to die for their art. It’s crazy, and awesome.
Also if you find this awesome, people go check out a 2006 movie called The Fall, about a 1920’s stuntman’s stay in hospital after a stunt gone wrong.
man things were wacky before color was invented
is nobody going to mention that these are all the same guy; Buster Keaton, one of the sweetest and most creative men in film history who did all of his own stunts and directed almost all of his own films (until things went sour post-1928 but that’s another story)?
also in that last one he wasn’t supposed to miss the building; you are literally seeing a stunt going wrong, but they kept it in the film and built on it, extending the scene to having him falling down the building… after he’d recovered from the injuries he sustained, anyway
YEAH HOW ABOUT THAT
he was given the name Buster by Harry Houdini himself:
“According to a frequently-repeated story, which may be apocryphal, Keaton acquired the nickname “Buster” at about eighteen months of age. Keaton told interviewer Fletcher Markle that Houdini happened to be present one day when the young Keaton took a tumble down a long flight of stairs without injury. After the infant sat up and shook off his experience, Houdini remarked, “That was a real buster!” According to Keaton, in those days, the word “buster” was used to refer to a spill or a fall that had the potential to produce injury. After this, it was Keaton’s father who began to use the nickname to refer to the youngster.”
Rewatched Beetlejuice today (It’s probably been at least 18 years since I’ve seen it) and thought Delia’s outfits were looking very Japanese. I guessed Yohji. Upon some internet sleuthing I found I was close. Seems to be Comme des Garçons in this particular shot.
“For Catherine O’Hara’s insufferably snobby Delia, the look was 100% Japanese designer. All her clothes were purchased during an afternoon at Maxfield’s boutique on Melrose Avenue. Then antique store dweller Burton was apparently shocked at the prices and O’Hara had never heard of any of the designers; these included such up and coming Asian labels as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Mitsuhiro Matsuda.”
via Clothes on Film
Rejected posters for Spike Lee’s Oldboy by Juan Luis Garcia. Interesting to see how the first official poster designed by Neil Kellerhouse and released yesterday went with a decidedly goofier treatment (incidentally ditching the trademark ‘A Spike Lee joint’ credit).
I REALLY want this film to be good.
They should have also gone with one of these posters over the one they ended up with with Josh Brolin in sunglasses…looked too “cool” to me.
It was all the way back in May of 2012 when word of an upcoming Japanese tokusatsu film titled Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo (Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru) was met with great anticipation. And for good reason. Sure, it’s another kaiju film with a giant monster destroying Tokyo coming from a country that has already produced lots and lots of those. But it wasn’t just another kaiju film.
Take a look at the talent involved. First of all, the short was commissioned by Anno Hideaki, the director of landmark anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion and to be directed by Higuchi Shinji, one of Anno’s key Evangelion artists. As intriguing as the Eva connection is, however, the real hook lies farther back in Anno’s past. All the way back to the beginning, in fact, to the days when Anno cut his teeth as a fledgling animator working under Miyazaki Hayao as a key animator on Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind.
Yes, Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo has a direct Miyazaki connection. Two of them, in fact. First, Miyazaki himself provided the design for the creature. And, second, the short now stands as the first live action work produced directly by Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. And I suppose there’s also the little matter of it being a direct precursor to Nausicaa itself.
This year, we’re thankful for the coolest fans on the planet.
CASE IN POINT: this beautiful and awesome fan film by Tony Sebastian Ukpo - “The Outsider, A Looper’s Story”
Kudos to Tony and his whole team. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
37S VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Watch our interview with Nigerian filmmaker Tony S Ukpo @tsukpo in his curious London Apartment. He discusses his influences, working with actors and takes us through his extensive DVD collection. He also has a thing or two to say about Nollywood too. CHeck it out!
For more of Tony’s work check out his website www.vertigoheights-film.co.uk
My brother was interviewed by this blog called 37th State so random plug for him and his film production company. Regular reflagging and posting will resume momentarily.