Charlie Chaplin only won one Academy Award… for Best Music.
Chan-wook Park has said that his main influence as a filmmaker is writer Franz Kafka. He admires the “surrealism and absurdity” of Kafka’s work.
Where The Wild Things Are was originally planned as an animated movie, but director Spike Jonze pushed to make the film live action saying he wanted people to feel the excitement and danger of the wild things.
Director John Hughes modeled Ferris Bueller’s bedroom after his own from when he was in high school.
Much Ado About Nothing, starring Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker, directed by Joss Whedon.
I want this to be good. Please, God, let this be good.
They say it’s great. They say.
The weapons used by the Stormtroopers in Star Wars were modifications to existing weapons, the Sterling L2A3 9mm SMG sub-machine gun developed in the late 1940’s. The magazines are on the left side of the weapon which was difficult to hold in their right hands while wearing the bulky Stormtrooper uniform. Therefore, all Stormtroopers in the film are left handed.
Jean-Pierrre Jeunet was originally planning on casting Emily Watson as the lead in Amelie but the actress declined. He first thought of casting Audrey Tautou after seeing her on a billboard advertisement for another film.
Both Francis Ford Coppola and Gene Hackman have called The Conversation their favorite among of their own films.
Jonathan Demme told Anthony Hopkins that he cast him as Hannibal Lecter based on the actor’s performance as the kind-hearted doctor in The Elephant Man. He explained that he viewed Lecter as a good man trapped in an insane mind.
New image from Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
I can’t really figure out why they’re remaking (or - excuse me - reimagining) Carrie. There was already a remake in 2002 that no one remembers. The cast, including Moretz and Julianne Moore as he mother is certainly intriguing. Kimberly Peirce, who made such impact 14 years ago with Boys Don’t Cry, is an interesting choice for director.
Brian De Palma’s original is almost pure exploitation. Let’s see what a feminist will make of the material.