Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

December 10, 2017

“Christmas Comes But Once a Year,” Fleischer Studios, 1936. Voice actors: Jack Mercer and Mae Questel. DirectorDave Fleischer. Animation: William HenningSeymour Kneitel. Music: Bob RothbergTot SeymourSammy Timberg.

Related:

“A Very Fleisher Christmas,” FleischerStudios.com

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Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans

August 22, 2017

“Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friends,” a Sgt. Pepper/Star Wars mashup by Palette-Swap Ninja (Daniel Edward Amrich & Jude Aaron Kelley). you can download the entire album here. Don’t bother with downloads if YouTube has taken down the video above, since that will mean Sony and Lucasfilm don’t see “fan art” as “fair use” parody.

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America

July 3, 2017

“America,” composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1961 film West Side Story. Rita Moreno (Anita) and George Chakiris (Bernardo) are the principal singers in the movie; their roles were originally created on Broadway by Larry Kert and Chita Rivera in 1957.

“Life is all right in America, if you’re all white in America”

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‘Hollywood Steve’ Bannon

April 19, 2017

Between working as a Goldman Sachs investment banker and haunting the corridors of the Trump White House, Steve Bannon produced 18 films. Three of them explain his plans for presidential power, says Adam Freelander.

More:

“What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries,” Adam Wren, Politico

“How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon,” Connie Bruck, The New Yorker

Note: Steve Bannon’s filmmaking idol is Leni Riefenstahl.

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Hollywood Donald

January 20, 2017

“Every Donald Trump Cameo, Ever.” Three-and-a-half minutes with the Celebrity In Chief.

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Scorsese

November 5, 2016

“Sometimes when it all comes together … you become the film you’re making.” – Martin Scorsese, interviewed by T.J. English in  in 1990. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Trump at the Movies

September 22, 2016

Trump at the Movies
Donald Trump’s favorite movie is Citizen Kane, probably because it’s pretentious and American. He explains the film — and his advice for Charles Foster Kane — in a short film by Errol Morris:

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Chase Scene

September 17, 2016

Chase on a train, from The Wrong Trousers (1993), directed by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.

h/t: Jason Kottke

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Sully: Hollywood Praises Bird Murderer!

September 16, 2016

Sully: Hollywood Praises Bird Murderer!

Pilot Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, infamous for a 2009 airborne goose slaughtering episode, is celebrated in a new movie directed by Clint Eastwood, who began his career portraying Rowdy Yates, a man who drove thousands of helpless cows to their deaths.

Vegans will want to give this flick a pass.

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Parade of Pretend Presidents

August 28, 2016

The presidents of Hollywood, paraded by Candice Drouet.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jon Voight), Harry S. Truman  (Gary Sinise), Dwight D. Eisenhower (Robin Williams), John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood), Lyndon B. Johnson (Liev Schreiber),
Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey), Jimmy Carter (Fred Travalena), Ronald Reagan (Jay Koch),
George H. W. Bush (James Cromwell), Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid), George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers).

h/t: Casey Chan

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