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- Normally I’d say “spoiler alert” but then again this is the Internet.
Someone leaked a bunch of photos from the set of the new Star Wars film. Above: what looks like a hybrid Bantha / Gammorrean guard and, in the foreground, a Jedi Knight on Casual Friday. (TMZ via the New York Post)
No cut-aways, one take.
Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.
The cameraman looked away while rolling.
A six ton prop.
It brushes his arm as it comes down.
And he doesn’t even flinch.
Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.
Filming has begun on the Star Wars movie that’s being directed by Star Trek's J.J. Abrams. Because it takes a Trekkie to make George Lucas’s shit taste better.
Someone at the MTA has an excellent knack for juxtaposition.
The late Mickey Rooney, circa 1922 (top), with co-star Judy Garland in Babes on Broadway (1941), and in 2012. Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93. (Bottom photo: Fred Prouser / Reuters; all photos via the New York Times)
“The Penitent Man Shall Pass”
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)
Captain America’s been keeping a to-do list of things to see, eat and read up on ever since he was, um, defrosted. And here is that list, in this screencap from a teaser for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
I’m hoping he crossed off Star Wars and left on Star Trek on account of how much Star Trek is much better than Star Wars.
Congratulations to composer Stephen Price, winner of the Oscar for Best Original Score, Gravity.
SOUND OF THE POLICE: RoboCop, a remake of the late 1980’s film, pulled in $21 million at the weekend box office. But The Lego Movie, which stars the decidedly non-robot cop above, took in more than $48 million in its second week of release, for a two-week cume of $130 million.
“My original take on this scene was a loud, late night pronouncement from Lester Bangs. A call to arms. In Phil’s hands it became something different. A scene about quiet truths shared between two guys, both at the crossroads, both hurting, and both up too late. It became the soul of the movie. In between takes, Hoffman spoke to no one. He listened only to his headset, only to the words of Lester himself. (His Walkman was filled with rare Lester interviews.) When the scene was over, I realized that Hoffman had pulled off a magic trick. He’d leapt over the words and the script, and gone hunting for the soul and compassion of the private Lester, the one only a few of us had ever met. Suddenly the portrait was complete. The crew and I will always be grateful for that front row seat to his genius.”
– Director CAMERON CROWE, on a pivotal scene between the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous.