Filmmaking 360

How Hollywood Killed Death

Nobody dies in the movies anymore… Death in the blockbusters of 2013 played out something like this: “I’m scared, Spock,” Captain Kirk says to his hyperlogical space pal halfway through his four-minute death scene in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” It’s heavy. Eyes are brimming with tears. The score swells mournfully. Kirk dies. Spock yells. Cue Read MoreRead More

Top 5 Guest Couch Gags on The Simpsons

Here’s a selection of the best Simpson’s couch gag titles designed and animated by outside artists. The so-called Simpsons ‘couch gag’ has gone down in television history as one of the most instantly-recognizable, near-immortal title sequences. The opening sequence, although seemingly timeless and familiar, actually features a range of unique twists in almost every single episode. The Read MoreRead More

Can You Make a Movie So Bad It’s Good On Purpose?

It’s easy to make a bad movie. Budget, talent, time, know-how… there are so many factors that can potentially sink a film. But every once in a while, a movie is so terrible, such an utter failure, that it earns the designation “SO BAD IT’S GOOD”. These bizarre entities touch upon our schadenfreude, and allow Read MoreRead More

A Q&A With A Viral Video Network

Forbes contributor Lori Kozlowski interviews CEO of Junkin Media Jonathan Skogmo and Chief Development Officer Josh Entman about how and why videos actually go viral, and how brands can capitalize on this power: Kozlowski: What trends are you seeing in the viral video landscape? Skogmo: We’re seeing an enormous increase in the use of viral videos Read MoreRead More

Realer Than Reality: The New Hidden-Camera Movies

Matt Singer traces the roots of the “Hidden Camera” genre from its “Candid Camera” days to most recent experiments like Under the Skin featuring Scarlett Johansson. Through most of Under The Skin’s first half, Johansson’s unnamed character repeats this ritual over and over, collecting victims—almost all played by non-actors—and luring them back to her lair. To make Read MoreRead More

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