Imagine being able to work alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, but no one knows your name and almost never sees your face. This is the life of a stuntman, and if they do their job right, then you end up believing that your favorite movie stars just jumped onto a train, got smashed through a window, or flipped a car on the highway. They know how action works on a film set, so why not have them watch and explain how some of Hollywood’s biggest setpieces work?
Watch as stuntman Eric Linden sits down to react to a variety of stunts in the likes of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and more, all while explaining how certain sequences are pulled off and why some fights, jumps and more aren’t pulled off as smoothly as you’d hope. See these various Hollywood stunts explained below. Read More »
Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is your favorite long take in movie history?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team, along with a special guest. This week, we are joined by Life director Daniel Espinosa.
If there’s a long, uninterrupted shot that really blows your mind, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our favorite long shots below!
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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