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Shitty Rigs: A tumblr of scary and sketchy DIY filmmaking rigs

So, this is a dolly.  [shittyrigs.com]


So, this is a dolly. [shittyrigs.com]

A tumblog of greatness documenting low-budget and no-budget workarounds on film, television, and web video sets: shittyrigs.com.

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Filmmaker Uwe Boll blames everyone but himself for failed Kickstarter

Uwe Boll, a low-budget filmmaker who adapts videogames into movies, has a potty-mouthed message for everyone who didn't give him money on Kickstarter: "Fuck yourself... I have enough money to play golf until I'm dead."

Ferris Bueller is 30

John Hughes made his classic movie for a mere $5M, a kind of side project to recover from his runaway successes w with The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles -- it had everything, even Ben Stein speaking words without revealing the fact that he is a colossal asshole.

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See all the characters designs for the new Peanuts Movie!

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Behold! All of the characters in The Peanuts Movie, coming November 6! I can't wait! (Click to see the poster larger.) Below, the trailer that came out late last year.

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Everything Tarantino is a remix

In the vein of Everything is a Remix, this short film catalogs a non-exhaustive list of Tarantino's easter eggs/film-nerd love-notes/homages in his films.

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Talking with stars of Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks

Xeni speaks with the stars of Love & Mercy about the music and magic inside Brian Wilson's mind. Directed by Bill Pohlad with a score by Atticus Ross, the film opens Friday, June 5, 2015.Read the rest

Wes Anderson's The Shining

"The Grand Overlook Hotel," edited by Steve Ramsden.

Feminist Mad Max meme is an MRA’s nightmare

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The Tumblr Feminist Mad Max combines the feminist charms of the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” meme with the feminist charms of Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Human Centipede director proud of achievement

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The director of the Human Centipede series of films, wherein humans are surgically attached ass-to-mouth to—sigh, you know—is "very proud" of his work: "art should do something to people."

In an interview with Vice's Allison Van Siclen, Tom Six adds that everyone can relate to human centipede.

I think so many people have their own dark fantasies, but they never express them—[but] I'm a filmmaker, and a writer and director, so I find it absolutely thrilling to create my dark fantasies on the screen. A lot of people that I meet, they see the comedy in it, and that's what I'm really proud of. And everybody can relate to it—[everybody has someone] at work or somebody that they'd like to human centipede... that's basically what makes it so funny, the people that you hate or child molesters or whatever, or animal molesters, some deserve the fate of the human centipede, I think.

Figured it out, yet? Another clue: the trailer for Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence advertises it as "politically incorrect" and "just what America needs." Previously.

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Web privacy

Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web.Read the rest

Teacher forced into retirement for showing archival queer-scare movie

Archivist Rick Prelinger sez, "Ken Simon, a high school teacher and coach for 47 years near Kansas City was retired early and ushered from the school after he showed showed Boys Beware, an infamous 1961 movie about homosexuality, to his class as a way of illuminating how attitudes toward gay and lesbian people have changed."

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Kickstarting scenes from Star Wars cut from a single sheet of paper


Marc Hagan-Guirey's best known for his Horrorgami paper sculptures that reproduce buildings from horror movies from painstakingly cut, single sheets of paper.

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What's the most pretentious movie you like?

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Niall Beard's Pretentious-O-Meter performs an accurate measure every movie's pretentiousness, determined simply by subtracting viewer ratings from critic ratings. Deliciously clever!

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Crowdfunding a film of Ellen Klages' "The Scary Ham"

Brilliant SF writer and hilarity merchant Ellen Klages writes, "Last year, I told the story of my father's scary ham. Now it may become a short film. Take a look at the video. If you laugh, please contribute or help spread the word.

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Supercut: All trailers are the same

This fantastically executed supercut illustrates the verse-verse-chorus formality of movie trailers (especially action movies), which all appear to be describing the same movie. (via Kottke)