Marilyn Monroe Writes From The Depths of Depression

Norma Jeane, in better days

Marilyn Monroe was an intelligent, badly damaged, emotionally abused woman. I never found her screen image particularly appealing, but she was clearly a star like few others, and she really could act when she put her mind to it. But she was broken, and everyone around her knew it, and most of them just kept [Read More...]

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First Look at A New Macbeth

I’m cautiously optimistic based on what I see here. Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewliss, and Sean Harris star, with Justin Kurzel directing. [Read more...]

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Recycled Disney

It’s not unusual for cartoonists and animators to reuse previous work as a shortcut. Here are two compilations of scenes from classic Disney films showed how detailed movement animations were redrawn with new characters. The great comic book artist Wally Wood (Mad Magazine, Two-Fisted Tales, Daredevil, etc) had this written over his drawing table: “Never [Read More...]

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Night Will Fall: Watch The Actual “Hitchcock Holocaust Film” Online

By all accounts, the documentary Night Will Fall is an excellent piece of work. It chronicles the production–and suppression–of a vivid and gruesome documentary about the Nazi death camps shot in April 1945. The marquee name attached to it is Alfred Hitchcock, even though Hitch’s exact contribution is unclear. He was brought in to supervise the [Read More...]

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Rear Window Timelapse

Author Rod Bennett posted this to Facebook, and I was just blown away by the effort that went into it. It’s a meticulous time-lapse reconstruction of the events of Hitchcock’s Rear Window as though you’re seeing the entire set as a diorama. The creator, Jeff Desom, has used nothing but footage from the film to [Read More...]

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