theacademy:

image

One of the most famous films never made, Napoleon was a dream project for director Stanley Kubrick after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), for which he won an Oscar for Special Effects. However, numerous factors (particularly the perilous financial situation of MGM) meant that…

Someone buy me this.

Short list of directors who I will allow to take this project over:

1. Terrence Malick

2. Guillermo del Toro

3. Nicolas Winding Refn

Get to it, boys.

137 notes

giddytf2:

averypottermormon:

honorarytenenbaum:

fili-kili-at-your-service:

a-tumbler-of-ice-and-fire:

What a boss

AND IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

NO ONE’S GEEK GAME IS STRONGER THAN COLBERT’S GEEK GAME.

there may be a day I stop reblogging this, but today is not that day

I will never not laugh at James Franco’s reaction.

man, it’s almost like Stephen Colbert has a team of writers on his show that can look up these references for him. He is THAT GOOD.

(Source: from-under-the-weirwood-tree)

97,828 notes

thefilmstage:


”The most fascinating cinema belongs to the Third World, to the emergent countries, because they had real issues to struggle with, they really want to do something to fight those problems. To americans, the world needs to be explained and explicable through film. For them you need to go home unconcerned. That’s exactly what I’m not interested in.” - Michael Haneke

Watch two extensive documentaries on the director.

thefilmstage:

”The most fascinating cinema belongs to the Third World, to the emergent countries, because they had real issues to struggle with, they really want to do something to fight those problems. To americans, the world needs to be explained and explicable through film. For them you need to go home unconcerned. That’s exactly what I’m not interested in.” - Michael Haneke

Watch two extensive documentaries on the director.

(Source: andreii-tarkovsky)

434 notes

thefilmstage:


The reason is, and I understand it… The fact that it became a story at all is because of Matt Damon. He remembered verbatim a drunk conversation we had in Chicago and repeated it to USA Today. I’d talked about it before and nobody gave a shit. It wasn’t until Matt said that I had a plan to get out. The bottom line when people talk about all the reasons, you know the biggest reason? It stopped being fun. It just stopped being fun. It really wasn’t. That’s a big deal to me. It may sound like “Why do you have to have fun to go to work?” I don’t know. I like to be in a good mood. The ratio of bullshit to the fun part of doing the work was really starting to get out of whack.

Steven Soderbergh on why he’s no longer making movies.

I know that feel, Soderbergh. I know it.

thefilmstage:

The reason is, and I understand it… The fact that it became a story at all is because of Matt Damon. He remembered verbatim a drunk conversation we had in Chicago and repeated it to USA Today. I’d talked about it before and nobody gave a shit. It wasn’t until Matt said that I had a plan to get out. The bottom line when people talk about all the reasons, you know the biggest reason? It stopped being fun. It just stopped being fun. It really wasn’t. That’s a big deal to me. It may sound like “Why do you have to have fun to go to work?” I don’t know. I like to be in a good mood. The ratio of bullshit to the fun part of doing the work was really starting to get out of whack.

Steven Soderbergh on why he’s no longer making movies.

I know that feel, Soderbergh. I know it.

242 notes

thefilmstage:

La Nouvelle Vague or The French New Wave was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced by Italian Neorealism and classical Hollywood cinema. Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of classical cinematic form and their spirit of youthful iconoclasm. “New Wave” is an example of European art cinema. Many also engaged in their work with the social and political upheavals of the era, making their radical experiments with editing, visual style and narrative part of a general break with the conservative paradigm. Using portable equipment and requiring little or no set up time, the New Wave way of filmmaking presented a documentary type style. The films exhibited direct sounds on film stock that required less light. Filming techniques included fragmented, discontinuous editing, and long takes. The combination of objective realism, subjective realism, and authorial commentary created a narrative ambiguity in the sense that questions that arise in a film are not answered in the end. [x]

Watch a 50-minute documentary on The French New Wave.

(Source: missavagardner)

2,751 notes

thefinalimage:

Black Ice | 1994 | dir. Stan Brakhage
#shorts

thefinalimage:

Black Ice | 1994 | dir. Stan Brakhage

#shorts

78 notes

cinematographiliac:

Endless list of beautiful cinematography

Paths of Glory (1957)

Director of Photography: Georg Krause

119 notes

comedycentral:

Which of these tweets is the Michael Jordan of #NewEspyCategories? Find out on tonight’s new @midnight.

719 notes

erik and charles, oct. 22, 1962

(Source: hstcrk)

5,881 notes

Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

(Source: danieldaylewiswithamoustache)

30,950 notes