Though you may not know it by name, you’ve undoubtedly seen the dolly zoom (or push pull) shot used in countless movies. It’s the shot that looks like it’s zooming in on something while everything else in the background seems to be getting farther away.
Don’t worry if you can’t picture what this shot looks like on screen, because a new video essay from Vashi Visuals takes a look at 23 versions of the shot throughout the history of cinema. And thankfully, he begins with Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the film that made the dolly zoom shot famous. Read More »
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Just this week we learned that DreamWorks would not be renewing their deal with Disney when it expires in 2016. And in anticipation of the contract expiring, Steven Spielberg has been in talks with Universal to become the new home to the filmmaker’s production company.
Since this deal was revealed, there’s been a lot of chatter about Universal wanting to reboot Spielberg’s original blockbuster Jaws and the time traveling franchise that he produced, Back to the Future. But these assumptions are being blown out of proportion, and as of now, there’s no real indication that either the studio or Spielberg have any plans to touch those properties.
Find out what we won’t be seeing a Back to the Future or Jaws reboot anytime soon below! Read More »
Since 2009 Dreamworks has enjoyed a deal with Disney that sees Dreamworks films released and promoted through Disney’s machinery, but that could change soon. That Disney deal expires in 2016, and Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks with Universal to house Dreamworks at that studio.
It’s a business deal that won’t come as a surprise to many, and which might not seem to mean much to people outside of the fact that the Ghost in the Shell film being assembled by Dreamworks could ultimately be released by Universal in the US, instead of Disney.
But there’s one sentence that sticks out in news of a possible Dreamworks Universal deal: “[Spielbeg] also is key on potential reboots of other Universal franchises such as Jaws and Back to the Future.” Those words inspire chills, and not good ones. Read More »
This year marked the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg‘s classic thriller Jaws, one of the greatest blockbusters of all-time (actually, the first blockbuster in cinema’s history). Seeing the film in theaters again this year was a special treat, reminding me just how incredible a movie with a simple premise can be. It’s a master class in filmmaking.
And if you’re a big fan of Jaws, then you’re probably always eager to show off your love for the flick. And now some new t-shirts from Fright Rags and Last Exit to Nowhere have made it infinitely easier to do that. Check out the new Jaws shirts after the jump! Read More »
Today, technology allows for some extremely astounding special effects. However, it wasn’t always so easy to produce fantastical elements, sci-fi creatures and plane crashes.
A new supercut has collected some of the worst special effects ever seen on the big screen, and they’re pretty embarrassing to look at. Some of them are bad simply because of when they were created and they just haven’t aged well over time. Meanwhile, others seem to be have been created with little to no budget whatsover.
See some of the worst special effects ever after the jump! Read More »
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Mondo is returning to San Diego Comic Con International this year with a bunch of new exclusives, some of which we already showed you and even some Mondo Collectibles prototypes like the Godzilla statue that made its debut yesterday on /Film. Two new posters have made it online ahead of the 2015 Con: Escape from New York by Ken Taylor and Jaws by Nico Delort. Check out both of these Comic Con exclusive Mondo posters, after the jump.
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This past weekend marked the official 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg‘s classic aquatic thriller Jaws, which was released on June 20th, 1975. The film was the first blockbuster, ushering in the era of event filmmaking, and it has influenced countless filmmakers who we all love today.
So in honor of the 40th anniversary of Jaws, the fans and talented artists from Poster Posse rounded up some artwork to pay tribute to the movie that made people think twice about going in the water. As usual, there are some really cool pieces here, many of which would look fantastic framed on a wall.
Check Out the Poster Posse Jaws tribute after the jump! Read More »
When you think of the work of directing icons Steven Spielberg and David Fincher, there may not be a lot of similarities that come to mind immediately. Fincher is much more dark, gritty and grounded, while Spielberg is known best for his blockbuster fare and grand storytelling.
However, a short video essay has popped up online that points out three areas where Spielberg’s work has influenced the films of David Fincher. But to find out how Steven Spielberg influences David fincher, you’ll have to watch the video after the jump! Read More »
So you’ve probably heard by now, Jurassic World beat The Avengers U.S. box office opening record. Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Park sequel grossed $208,806,270 in the opening weekend, just enough to overtake Joss Whedon’s The Avengers‘ $207.4 million record from 2012. Marvel Studios has published an image online to congratulate the “new box office king.” Check it out, after the jump.
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