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Watch “My Best Friend’s Birthday” – an early Quentin Tarantino Film

Check out Quentin Tarantino’s early work from 1987 which includes an early reference to QT’s foot fetish. The film was completed, but the final reel was destroyed in a lab fire that broke out during editing. The surviving part of the film was shown in part to a small crowd in early 1987. Actor Allen Read MoreRead More

The Rise and Fall of the Interactive Movie

Calum Marsh explores the short history of interactive movies that crossed the line between film and video game in the early years of teh PC gaming market. Tender Loving Care was released in 1998, and it’s among the most prominent examples of a format known as the interactive movie. Interactive films enjoyed a brief period of Read MoreRead More

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Read MoreRead More

David Fincher Reveals His ‘Life in Pictures,’ from Fighting Studios to Multiple Takes

David Fincher took to the stage at BAFTA’s Piccadilly HQ to discuss his 30-year career in film, commercials and music videos. On when he knew he wanted to be a director I was fairly convinced at the age of eight that’s that what I wanted to do with my life. And when I was living Read MoreRead More

The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 1-Page Film School

Vashi Nedomanski scoured the net for resources on Spielberg’s “Raiders” – compiling them in this exhausted resource. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a glorious obsession of mine. I have watched it close to 100 times and always glean a new detail or filmmaking tidbit on each viewing. As a child I looked up to Read MoreRead More

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

A new type of lens technology will enable even the thinnest smartphones to utilize optical zoom. Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones Read MoreRead More

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