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Director pleads Guilty of Manslaughter in the tragic Sarah Jones Case

The tragic case of Sarah Jones now comes to a close as director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter. This CBS report provides a good background over the case which went into jury selection before Miller pleaded guilty. JESUP, Ga. — The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman pleaded Read MoreRead More

The Two Kids Who Remade Indiana Jones Shot for Shot

Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos are two best friends. When they were kids, they decided to make their own Raiders of the Lost Ark adaptation by reenacting each scene of the film shot by shot. Now adults, the two have finally raised the money to shoot the final missing scene, so VICE decided to meet Read MoreRead More

Why Alfred Hitcock Still Has an Impact Today

In this episode of the Hitch 20, Jeffrey Michael Bays looks at how Hitchcock still has a strong influence over multiple generations of directors. Plus, how unpredictable characters can heighten tension for the audience, as in “Wet Saturday” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. You can watch “Wet Satuday” on Netflix or on Hulu The episode is an interesting Read MoreRead More

Shooting Film and TV Sex Scenes: What Really Goes On

Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Seamus McGarvey, Adrian Lyne, Jean-Marc Vallée, and Sarah Treem discuss how Hollywood approaches shooting sex scenes. “I personally am very excited when we shoot sex scenes,” said Sarah Treem, a creator of the Showtime series “The Affair.” “Because I think they can be transgressive; they can be very, very real.” When they work, she added, “everybody Read MoreRead More

Watch the Damien Chazelle’s Original Short Film “Whiplash”

Originally conceived as an 85 page script, a short consisting of 15 pages was created to attract investors. This 18-minute short went on to receive acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Staring Johnny Simmons as the drummer and J. K. Simmons as the teacher, watch the original short film that brought the investors to Read MoreRead More

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