Movie Locations Then and Now

Even though many movies end up being shot on the backlots of studios, there are plenty that end up shooting on location in real places around the world. One photographer has decided to visit the real shooting locations of movies like Halloween, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Wayne’s World, Back to the Future and more, but instead of just shooting a photo of the location without any context, he’s been posting them matched up perfectly with the original shots from the movies.

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Best Closing Shots

Just last month, we called your attention to a countdown of what CineFix believed were the Top 10 Opening Shots of All Time. But every movie that starts with an iconic shot must also come to an end, and now we have a list of what CineFix thinks are the Top 10 Closing Shots of All Time. The closing shot of any film can be even more important than the opening shot as it’s the last impression the film gives you before you leave the theater. So let’s see if you agree with these picks for the best closing shots in cinema. Read More »

Best Opening Shots

We’ve previously featured videos taking a look at some of the most beautiful opening shots on film, not to mention the importance of opening shots in cinema, but this next video is going to stir up some debate. CineFix has rounded up what they believe to be the Top 10 Opening Shots of All Time. On the list you’ll find shots from Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and more. Check out the full list of the best opening shots after the jump! Read More »

joey spiotto art show

We’ve featured artist Joey Spiotto‘s work many times on the site over the past few years. You might recognize his little Golden Book parody covers or his fictional band Vinyl record cover art. We even featured him earlier in the week as his book Alien Next Door hit stores nationwide.

To coincide with his book release, Gallery 1988 is hosting Joey’s second solo art show which debuts tonight. Storytime 2 will see a return of Joey Spiotto’s demented children’s books. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the 50-or-so pieces which will be on display at the exhibition.

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One of my favorite music cues from all of cinema is the ending of David Fincher’s Fight Club“Trust me. Everything’s going to be fine,” Edward Norton’s character tells Marla Singer, as explosive charges blow and their surroundings start to come apart. The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” roars to life in the background, and Norton intones, “You met me at a very strange time in my life.” 

That song, with its stream-of-consciousness lyrics and its simple but poignant refrain, has always struck me as the perfect song to end the film with. In recent days, “Where Is My Mind” was used to great effect in an episode of the hit show Mr. Robot

Inspired by the song and its use in popular culture, I tried to tackle a unique rendition of it using my cello and looping. With vocalist Annie Jantzer, I shot a video featuring a reverse lip-sync of the song. This required the tedious process of recording the song in studio, filming it, reversing the audio, learning the reversed version, filming the music video in reverse, and then reversing the music video to obtain the final result. Was it worth it? Check out the final product after the jump.
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Fight Club Musical

David Fincher has talked for many years about producing a Fight Club Musical on Broadway as a means to celebrate the film’s tenth anniversary. That 2009 date has come and gone, and still Fincher has continued to talk about the possibility. I’ve just assumed it was one of those dream projects that would never come into fruition. But the project seems to still be in active development, and with Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk doing press for the Fight Club 2 comic book series, we now have more details on the Fight Club Rock Opera.

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Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club 2

I’m a huge fan of author Chuck Palahniuk and Fight Club is one of my favorite films of all time. To say I’m excited to see what the comic book sequel brings might be an understatement. I’ve decided to wait and binge read the Fight Club 2 comics after the 10-issue mini series is published in full.

Dark Horse Comics is announcing today that bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk will be a character in Issue 3 of the series, on sale July 22nd 2015. The issue will see Palahniuk become “a reoccurring presence along with his iconic creations Tyler Durden and Marla Singer.” Where and how will we see Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club 2? More details in the press release, after the jump.

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Fight Club prequel Tyler Durden

Later this month, author Chuck Palahniuk will continue the story of his iconic novel turned film Fight Club in comic book form. The series, Fight Club 2, will follow Tyler Durden ten years after the events of the book but it won’t be the character’s only appearance. Palahniuk is bringing back Durden for a short story in his new collection, Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread. Durden appears in a story called Expedition which takes place before the events in Fight Club. Read more about the Fight Club prequel below. Read More »

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UPDATE: The entire show is now online and on sale. Click here. Original article follows.

The sequel is the ultimate catch 22. If you think too hard about setting one up, you won’t concentrate enough on the first film and it won’t warrant it. On the flip side, if you focus all your energy on a single, great film, a sequel will be in demand you may leave yourself without a place to take it.

These days, way more films fall into column A than column B and it’s a major problem in Hollywood. What about the good old days? The days when a studio would release an awesome movie, fans would love it, and that would be it? No sequel needed. Well, iam8bit in Los Angeles is harkening back to those days, but with a twist, for their next art exhibit: Sequel. Around 50 pieces of art are featured in the show, all for sequels that never happened. Follow ups to movies we know and love – Spaceballs, The Rocketeer, Labyrinth, Fight Club, Blade Runner etc. – made just for fun.

Sequel opens in Los Angeles on November 13 and, below, we’ve got a bunch of posters from the show including exclusive sequels to Hobo With A Shotgun, Videodrone and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Read More »

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VOTD: The Films of David Fincher

The Films of David Fincher

Daniel Silva has edited a 17-minute tribute to filmmaker David Fincher, artfully splicing together the director’s nine feature films including Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This video tribute does not include Fincher’s Alien 3 (because, you know why), his 1985 documentary The Beat of the Live Drum (probably because it isnt a narrative feature film) or his upcoming film Gone Girl. The edit is not just a music video like most of the tribute videos you see these days, including lengthy bits of scenes. That said, the short does include “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails and “Oraculum” by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. Watch Daniel Silva’s The Films of David Fincher now embedded after the jump.

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