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Amazing fan-made trailer for imaginary GREEN LANTERN movie

Article: Amazing fan-made trailer for imaginary GREEN LANTERN movie

This is excellent: It’s a fake trailer for a nonexistent (but wished-for) GREEN LANTERN movie starring the Serenity and Dr. Horrible actor (and geek fave) Nathan Fillion. YouTube user jaronpitts grabbed footage from a wide range of contemporary and classic science-fiction films, including PLANET OF THE APES, SERENITY, GALAXY QUEST, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD…

Planet ERASERHEAD

Article: Planet ERASERHEAD

ERASERHEAD screens this Thursday at 10PM E/P on Sundance Channel.

The last time I saw Eraserhead on the big screen was in Prague in 2001. The place looked like a Lynch interior, had old ornate European furniture in the lobby and an escalator leading up to the main room. Again this is how I remember it and I’m not fact-checking with friends because memory is mutable in the David Lynch world and that’s where I was. The theater wasn’t made for movies but had a huge screen, a screen so big that it makes most of the current New York city arthouse theaters look like Ipods. It was sold out… sold out! I looked around at the audience, noticing that many wore geriatric and clunky looking headsets to hear a simultaneous live translation of the movie in Czech. Poorly designed, these headsets leaked their sound in murmurs. Somehow it was so fitting… all these strange mechanical humming devices just another layer of the soundtrack for this startlingly odd and wonderful film.

The Auteurs: Netflix goes to art school

Article: The Auteurs: Netflix goes to art school

Who doesn’t love the Netflix “watch instantly” option? You thought you had it good when you didn’t have to leave your house to rent a movie. Now you don’t even have to make the long walk to your mailbox. But there’s still one thing “watch instantly” doesn’t have. Sure, it’s great for those late night…

Science is Fiction, the films of Jean Painlevé

Article: Science is Fiction, the films of Jean Painlevé

He may not have been the very first person to take a camera underwater, but Jean PainlevĂ© was definitely the first to bring the life aquatic to cinema. PainlevĂ© made over 200 short films in his lifetime, the first in 1927 (nearly 30 years before Jacques Cousteau’s SILENT WORLD) and last week Criterion released 27…

The future of storytelling – from Soderbergh to YouTube

Article: The future of storytelling – from Soderbergh to YouTube

Editor’s note: this is a new weekly editorial column from filmmakers Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson that will primarily focus on the evolution of film storytelling in this age of inexpensive, ubiquitous digital cameras and computer-based media. Watch for it every Wednesday. Welcome to our column! We are two filmmakers toiling away in the trenches,…

Tibet In Song

Article: Tibet In Song

He was at Middlebury College, on a Fulbright scholarship, studying music and video production. In class he’d seen films about the musical traditions of many countries but never one about his own home, Tibet.