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2 months ago with 5,439 notes, via normajeanebaker, from carriewhiteburnsinhell

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4 months ago with 13,711 notes, via oldfilmsflicker, from abatida






this is the best filmed transformation scene in any werewolf movie and if you think otherwise i’ll sock you in the jaw

Hold up

Sit down

Abe gonna tell a story

This scene is not only icon it is HISTORY MAKING in film. This is the FIRST werewolf film to show not only a transformation as being a painful experience as opposed the the casual shift of previous werewolf films- it was also the very first to film a transformation sequence in full lighting. 

Rick Baker is the mastermind behind this scene, The mechanisms for the transformations were so complex it took Mr. Baker upwards of 4 months to simply work out the facial transformations. For a shot less than a few seconds long. 

This few seconds of footage took 6 days to film- including upwards of 10 hours of makeup and prosthetic application onto actor David Naughton, five hours of set work and three hours to remove the make up and prosthetics. For this reason, they could only set up once a day to film, Rick Baker estimated only about a half hour of actual filming took place in those days. 

BECAUSE OF THIS FILM MAKEUP AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY WERE RECOGNIZED BY THE ACADEMY AWARDS. Rick Baker was the first person to receive and award for his makeup on the film. This meant that not only were actors and directors getting recognized for their achievements, but now makeup artists and the like were getting attention as well. 

I could go on and on but I believe I made my point. 

I you do not think this is a groundbreaking scene in cinema history you can punch sand

[An American Werewolf in London, 1981]

I like it when this kind of stuff gets written on my gif sets :D 

Rick Baker’s work for the scene is phenomenal and I’m so glad I got to hear about this scene from John Landis in person when he visited Australia late last year.

just gonna throw out that time I interviewed Rick Baker about this scene and other things: http://www.yam-mag.com/features/film-features/tcm-classic-film-festival-2012-an-exclusive-interview-with-rick-baker/

4 months ago with 114 notes, via winehouses, from nefertiti


People You Should Know: Akiko Koyama

Pictured: Her appearances in Sing a Song of Sex; Boy; Violence at Noon; 1960 wedding to Oshima; at Cannes with Oshima in 2000

In the discussion of filmmaker Nagisa Oshima’s accomplishments, it is rare that they acknowledge the woman who enabled nearly all of it - Akiko Koyama. His wife since 1960, with their marriage ending only in his death in 2013, Koyama starred in many of his best-known films and helped fund them with earnings from her own career. When Oshima had a stroke, she risked everything - including her own health - to devote herself completely to his care, even publishing a book about their lives together in 2011. At his funeral, “Oshima’s coffin was filled with origami cranes[…], with a message from Koyama, saying, “I was happy to be with you.””(x) The Japan Times writes, “[In reading her book], I am reminded of the abiding contribution its author has made to the achievements of her husband and the Japanese film industry in general.”

The Backstory of Koyama, Oshima, and His Films

In 1955, Koyama debuted as an actress to quick success. Shooting her second film, she happened to meet a young assistant director by the name of Oshima. For five years they were kept apart pursuing their separate careers.

The couple exchanged 360 letters during the five years leading up to their marriage. In one of them, Oshima wrote: “I will become an internationally recognized director and take you to the Cannes International Film Festival.” He kept his promise. (x)

The year of 1960 was deeply eventful for the pair. They got married (see this photo of them at their wedding) while Oshima’s career rapidly gained speed, but trouble soon followed. His daringly political “Night and Fog in Japan” had been withdrawn from circulation within three days of release. Oshima balked at this “censorship”, saying ”my film is the weapon of the people’s struggle” and left the studio. (x) This lead to a long-term trial for both him and Koyama to sustain careers outside of major studios. Through loans from friends and savings from Koyama’s acting career, Oshima made some of history’s most important films. During the long shoot of “Boy”, money often ran out. Koyama, who also acted in the film and earned a Best Supporting Actress award, would then earn money for the production through modelling and commercials.

After Oshima’s stroke in the 90s, the pressure to care for him lead Koyama into a four-year depression. But an event occurred that gave her new solace and feeling of fulfillment - the unexpectedly large celebration of Oshima’s accomplishments during their attendance at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Despite incredible obstacles and health problems for both, Koyama has no regrets: 

“I want to live valuing each and every day as it comes,” she writes. “That has been my motto ever since the day that my husband, Nagisa Oshima, fell ill in 1996 — and it hasn’t changed. Faced with my husband’s illness, I made it a priority to care for him over pursuing my career as an actress. And I have not wavered once from that choice.” (x)

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5 months ago with 6 notes, via azspot, from azspot
22 Things You Might Not Know About The Breakfast Club

#23: Claire’s dad was one of my high school’s substitute teachers.

5 months ago with 12,682 notes, via eammons, from the-music-mixer

This will forever be my favorite story told by Eddie Redmayne.

This will forever be my favorite story told by Eddie Redmayne.

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5 months ago with 11,611 notes, via halfagony-halfhope, from pemberley-state-of-mind

"Costumes are also used to show Mr. Darcy’s evolution as he comes to love Elizabeth Bennet and let go of his snobbery. His costume had a series of stages. The first time we see him he’s at Meryton, where he has a very stiffly tailored jacket on, and he’s quite contained and rigid. He stays in that rigid form for the first part of the film.
By the time we get to the proposal that goes wrong in the rain, we move to a similar cut, but a much softer fabric. And then later he’s got a completely different cut of coat, not interlined, and he wears it undone.
The nth degree is him walking through the mist in the morning, completely undressed by 18th-century standards. It’s absolutely unlikely, but then Lizzie’s in her nightie, so what can you say?

(Jacqueline Durran, Costume designer)

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5 months ago with 228,368 notes, via barkingsparrows, from sincerelyyoursxthebreakfastclub

30 years ago today, The Breakfast Club met for detention.

30 years ago today, The Breakfast Club met for detention.

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5 months ago with 1,853 notes, via aragogs, from micdotcom


Watch: 'Dear White People' may be the defining black move for millennials

“Dear white people: Breaking news – the amount of black friends required to not seem racist has now been raised to two. Sorry, your weed man Tyrone does not count.”

So begins the “concept trailer” for Dear White People, a biting independent satire written and directed by Justin Simien. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, a special jury award for breakthrough talent and, according to Vulture, “effusive praise” from audiences.

But its future was never certain, being an indie comedy that deals with the ever-volatile subject of American racial politics. That changed Wednesday, when Variety reported that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions had “acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights” to the film.

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6 months ago with 190 notes, via wednesdaydreams, from suchasadaffair

What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber.(x) 
What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber.(x

7 months ago with 127,771 notes, via lyannastarkling, from jellicent


"For his audition for Prince Hans (from Frozen) he sang a cover of "I Feel Pretty" from the musical West Side Story, though had altered lyrics, turning the song into a self-centerednarcisistic, yet funny chant.” [x]


7 months ago with 615 notes, via witzseeker, from kissthefuture

Ted Tally: No movie had ever opened in February and gone on to win any Oscars. You know, it was gonna be a full year before its Oscar chances. We had 7 nominations, we were the only movie nominated in all 5 of the so-called major categories, and I was the first to win. And I stayed and watched Tony win; watched from the wings as he came up and got the standing ovation.

Anthony Hopkins: When Billy Crystal came on at the beginning wearing that mask, I thought they were just being nice to us, and I thought ‘Oh, well’. I didn’t know what to expect, and so, when Kathy Bates called my name out I didn’t know what to say. And I mean that, I really didn’t expect that.

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7 months ago with 71,807 notes, via foxyfoxy, from manhattanharry

The Great Gatsby with and without visual effect.

you know how movies can have effects that are like 400% realistic and there’s just no way you can wrap your head around the fact that it’s not real

and then some movies have really really great effects but there’s just something still kinda obviously fake about it that you just know it’s cgi

even though there’s very obviously the technology and budget to have perfect special effects for Gatsby, they still kept that little something, that too perfect flow that makes it pretty obvious that it’s cgi. and it’s got this dreamy quality to it and it’s pretty much perfect considering the point of the story is this foggy dream-like hysteria clouding Gatsby’s mind and just wow holy shit i love movies wow fuck

This is amazing

god bless visual fx

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