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Improv Everywhere: Star Wars NYC Subway Car

This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed since 2001 in New York City. Others include the Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.

For there latest mission, they staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.

More info: http://www.improveverywhere.com

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Abhishek Bachchan: Business of Filmmaking in India

If Bollywood superstars are like royalty, actor Abhishek Bachchan is a crown prince. The son of Amitabh Bachchan, who ruled over Bollywood filmdom since the 1970s, and actress Jaya Bachchan, the younger Bachchan came into his own with the massively popular Dhoom in 2004. Since then, Bachchan has seen his movie career take off, with hits such as Dostana, which grossed Rs. 90 crores (US$19 million). While Bachchan and his superstar wife Aishwarya Rai are often in the media spotlight, what is less known is his involvement in AB Corp, his father’s film production company. During the Wharton India Economic Forum in Philadelphia, Bachchan discussed his views about the business of filmmaking in India.

VIA: KnowledgeAtWharton

Dario Argento An Eye for Horror

Brilliantly mixing gore, vivid colors, and twisting stories filled with black-gloved murderers and dashes of the supernatural, Dario Argento’s films have combined the best of horror and art house cinema. For over thirty years Argento has produced one classic shocker after another, such as Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebre, and Opera. Now go behind the scenes and learn the dark secrets behind Argento’s movie alchemy, including his striking rock-influenced music, groundbreaking special effects, dizzying camera work, and haunting imagery, from his early mystery masterpieces to his latest thriller, Sleepless. Features interviews with John Carpenter, Alice Cooper, Keith Emerson, and actresses Jessica Harper and Piper Laurie.

MIT Course: Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. MIT has made available free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

Below we have posted a video from MIT’s course “Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking.” You can download this and many other courses from their site for free or view them on their YouTube Channel.

We have also posted videos from 2 of their courses “Philosophy of Film” an “Philosophy In Film and Other Media” found: HERE

Description:
Introduction and overview, The Seventh Seal, Bergman’s “Chamber Movies,” Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a student paper on Clint Eastwood, a student paper on Star Wars, and a student paper on fantasy as a means to healing.

View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/24-264F05

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