Great Showdowns The Return

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

The answer to Friday’s contest was Before Midnight. The randomly selected winners were Mike M. and Julian P. 

Last year we gave away 10 copies of Scott Campbell’s book The Great Showdowns by debuting brand-new paintings based on our favorite films of all time. This year, we’re doing a sequel.

For two more days, you’ll have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, Great Showdowns: The Return. It’s a brand new collection of Campbell’s distinctive art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years so, to commemorate and give away the new book, we once again teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.

Leading up to the October 15 release of the book, we’ll be premiering never before seen showdowns. Each showdown is based on the favorite 2013 movie (so far) of one of five /Film writers: Peter Sciretta, Germain Lussier, Angie Han, David Chen and Russ Fischer. Today is your second to last chance and it’s based on David’s favorite 2013 movie (so far).

You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read the explanation, and then e-mail in your guess. At the end of the day, two correct answers will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns: The Return by Scott Campbell.

Sound good? Check out David’s showdown below and find out how to enter. Read More »

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Great Showdowns The Return

NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED

The answer to Wednesday’s contest was Short Term 12. The randomly selected winners were Elliott R and Alex F. Plus Scott is at New York Comic-Con on Saturday Oct. 12, 2-3pm – Titan Booth #2142.

Last year we gave away 10 copies of Scott Campbell’s book The Great Showdowns by debuting brand-new paintings based on our favorite films of all time. This year, we’re doing a sequel.

For the next few days, you’ll have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, Great Showdowns: The Return. It’s a brand new collection of Campbell’s distinctive art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years so, to commemorate and give away the new book, we once again teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.

Leading up to the October 15 release of the book, we’ll be premiering never before seen showdowns. Each showdown is based on the favorite 2013 movie (so far) of one of five /Film writers: Peter Sciretta, Germain Lussier, David Chen, Russ Fischer and Angie Han. Today is your second chance and it’s based on Angie’s favorite 2013 movie (so far).

You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read the explanation, and then e-mail in your guess. At the end of the day, two correct answers will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns: The Return by Scott Campbell.

Sound good? Check out Angie’s showdown below and find out how to enter. Read More »

Cool Stuff: ‘Star Wars: Frames’ Book

Star Wars: Frames
We almost features Star Wars: Frames in Cool Stuff in 2008, but decided that the hand crafted six volume leather bound limited editions (1138 copies, with custom case and features that weighs over 160 lbs.) was too much to glorify at the price of $5500.00. LucasFilm is finally ready to release a cheaper version for fans to put in their collections.

After George Lucas finished work on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he wanted to look back on the Star Wars saga with an entirely new point of view: isolating stills, or frames, from each of the six Star Wars films, focusing on them intensely as works of photography and design, and reproducing them in a book. For two years Lucas went through more than 150,000 frames per film, editing more than 1 million frames down to the 1,416 images that now comprise Star Wars: Frames, a testament to the hard work, craftsmanship, and dedication evident in every frame of every film. Star Wars: Frames brings together Lucas’s personal shot-by-shot selections into a lavishly designed two-volume hardcover set—one volume for the Original Trilogy and one volume for the Prequel Trilogy. For collectors and fans, Star Wars: Frames is the ultimate look on this grand project devoted to a cinematic phenomenon—and the ultimate Star Wars collector’s tome.

Abrams Books will release Star Wars: Frames on October 29th. The package comes in the form of two 368-page hardcover books, enclosed in a deluxe slipcase. The books collect George Lucas’s personal, shot-by-shot frame selections from both the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy of Star Wars films. The books feature 1,416 color illustrations and an original introduction by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) and J. W. Rinzler. The set is priced to sell at $150, but Amazon has set the pre-order price at 40% off the cover price — just $90. So if you have a Star Wars fan in the family, act fast, this could be an awesome present. Or a present to yourself… hmmm yeah, you deserve a present right?

Check out some more photos of the set, after the jump.

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Great Showdowns The ReturnNOTE: This contest is closed. 

The answer to Wednesday’s contest was Gravity. The randomly selected winners were Griffin N and Garrett D.

Last year we gave away 10 copies of Scott Campbell’s book The Great Showdowns by debuting brand-new paintings based on our favorite films of all time. This year, we’re doing a sequel.

For the next few days, you’ll have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, Great Showdowns: The Return. It’s a brand new collection of Campbell’s distinctive art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years so, to commemorate and give away the new book, we once again teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.

Leading up to the October 15 release of the book, we’ll be premiering never before seen showdowns. Each showdown is based on the favorite 2013 movie (so far) of one of five /Film writers: Peter Sciretta, Germain Lussier, David Chen, Russ Fischer and Angie Han. Today is your second chance and it’s based on Germain’s favorite 2013 movie (so far).

You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read the explanation, and then e-mail in your guess. At the end of the day, two correct answers will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns: The Return by Scott Campbell.

Sound good? Check out Germain’s showdown below and find out how to enter. Read More »

c4c2cover

Los Angeles residents are incredibly spoiled when it comes to pop culture art events. Most of that is because Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened not one but two Gallery 1988 locations in the City of Angels. Every few weeks, a new art exhibit goes on the walls celebrating either an artist or subject, usually with a pop culture theme. Lost, Breaking Bad, Edgar Wright, Judd Apatow, the list of awesome Gallery 1988 subjects goes on and on. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, usually you can’t experience these for yourself.

That’s why, in 2011, Cromwell and Karp released a beautiful coffee table book called Crazy 4 Cult, based on the Gallery’s signature exhibit. Next week, they’re releasing the sequel, Crazy 4 Cult 2, and we got Karp to exclusively explain some of his favorite images in the book. They’re based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Shaun of the Dead, Rushmore, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Donnie Darko, Willy Wonka, Coming to America, Back to the Future and Wet Hot American Summer. Read More »

Scott C's second Great Showdowns book

UPDATE: This contest is closed. There will be four more. 

Last year we gave away 10 copies of Scott Campbell’s book The Great Showdowns by debuting brand-new paintings based on our favorite films of all time. This year, we’re doing a sequel.

For the next few days, you’ll have a chance to win one of 10 copies of Scott Campbell‘s latest book, Great Showdowns: The Return. It’s a brand new collection of Campbell’s distinctive art depicting some of the greatest conflicts in movie history. We at /Film have been writing about Showdowns for years so, to commemorate and give away the new book, we once again teamed up with Campbell to do something very special.

Leading up to the October 15 release of the book, we’ll be premiering never before seen showdowns. Each showdown is based on the favorite 2013 movie (so far) of one of five /Film writers: Peter Sciretta, Germain Lussier, David Chen, Russ Fischer and Angie Han. Today is your first chance and it’s based on Peter’s favorite 2013 movie (so far).

You’ll have one day to look at the showdown, read the explanation, and then e-mail in your guess. At the end of the day, two correct answers will randomly be selected and sent a free copy of The Great Showdowns: The Return by Scott Campbell.

Sound good? Check out Peter’s favorite movie of all time below and find out how to enter. Read More »

The Wes Anderson Collection
Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Zoller Seitz‘s The Wes Anderson Collection is a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. Matt has been working on the collection for twenty years, and the result is sure to be something that any fan of the director must own. The book is set to be released on October 8th 2013 and there is currently a deal for 39% off the $40 cover price. So if you’re a Wes fan or know one that could use a cool gift this holiday season, nows the time to pick this one up!.

The 336 page book takes an “in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career.” It features:

Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.

Watch a trailer for the book after the jump.

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Much Ado BTS 2

By now the story of Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing is well-known. On a break from post-production for The Avengers, which would go on to gross $1.5 billion worldwide, the writer/director grabbed a bunch of friends and over 12 days shot a modernized version of the classic Shakespeare play at his own house. The resulting film, released in June, didn’t make as much as The Avengers – in fact, it made just .3% as much – but the passion in it is likely on a similar level.

Next week, Titan Books is releasing a book for Much Ado About Nothing that includes Whedon’s full screenplay, an exclusive interview, and never before seen images from the production of the film, such as the one above.

After the jump, see four more exclusive images as well as some special excerpts from the script and the interview. Read More »

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