May 8, 2012 · 3:21 am
Wunderkind film writer Sam Fragoso from Duke & the Movies has cooked up a doozie of a blogathon this week. This is the task at hand:
Extraterrestrial forces land on Earth. Unknowing of our planet and society, you can pick five films from the history of cinema that represent humanity. What titles would you choose and why?
It’s a really unique concept. At its heart, the blogathon is about boiling down all of humanity and civilized history into five films. As a human, I feel that I’m uniquely qualified to select five films of my own, each for specific reasons. Continue reading →
Filed under Foreign Film, French Film, Ingmar Bergman, Movies, Spanish Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as Charlie Chaplin, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Explaining earth to extraterrestrials, Ingmar Bergman, Luis Bunuel, Modern Times, Movies, Seventh Seal, The Milky Way, The Spirit of the Beehive, Woody Allen
November 21, 2011 · 4:28 am
Woody Allen has pieced together a prolific career. Along the way, he has changed cinema forever by putting himself out there in ways that few–if any–other filmmakers ever have. He has mastered comedy, drama, and mystery, all while racking up one iconic image and scene after the next. His work hearkens back to the 1950’s heyday of arthouse cinema, at least in part due to his maniacal and devoted obsession to his hero, Ingmar Bergman. And for that reason, it’s a shame that his work hasn’t received the Criterion treatment, presumably because of rights issues with MGM and because Allen is a proponent of keeping his film releases mostly free of extras. However, it’s fun to imagine. And so here are my imagined covers of Woody Allen Criterion covers, even if they’re not likely to happen any time soon. Continue reading →
Filed under Movies
Tagged as Annie Hall, Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Fake Criterion Covers, Interiors, Love and Death, Manhattan, Match Point, Movies, Take the Money and Run, Woody Allen
November 16, 2010 · 1:20 pm
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.
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Filed under Movies
Tagged as 8 1/2, Animal House, Apocalypse Now, Ava Gardner, Bananas, Being There, Blue Velvet, Boogie Nights, Boris Karloff, Bridge on the River Kwai, Bull Durham, Buster Keaton, Catherine Deneuve, Chinatown, Christopher Lee, Citizen Kane, Clerks, Closely Watched Trains, Clyde the Orangutan, Contempt, Cool Hand Luke, Cries and Whispers, Days of Heaven, Diner, Ethan Coen, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Field of Dreams, Godard, Gone with the Wind, Goodfellas, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Harold Lloyd, Heath Ledger, Hidden Fortress, High Noon, High Plains Drifter, Hot Fuzz, Humphrey Bogart, Indiana Jones, Inglorious Basterds, Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Thulin, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, Joel Coen, John Huston, Le Mepris, Maria Falconetti, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Match Point, Metropolis, Modern Times, Movies, Napoleon, Nazi Zombies, Network, Night of the Hunter, Night of the Iguana, No Country for Old Men, Oliver Stone, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patton, Peter Cushing, Peter Lorre, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Robert Altman, Safety Last, Sam Peckinpah, Santa Claus Conqu, Sixth Sense, Sleepaway Camp, Star Wars, Sunset Boulevard, Sven Nykvist, Taxi Driver, Tex Ritter, The Bear Jew, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight, The Exterminating Angel, The Fire Within, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part 2, The Graduate, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Misfits, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Piano Teacher, The Shawshank Redemption, The Wicker Man, The Wolf Man, There Will be Blood, Toshiro Mifune, Un Chien Andalou, Unforgiven, Vertigo, Viridiana, Weekend, Wes Anderson, White Heat, Winter Light, Young Frankenstein
November 9, 2010 · 2:19 pm
Here are 12 Great Moments in Movie History, using stick figures. In short, I’ve used Adobe Illustrator in the exact wrong way it’s intended to be used. I’ve used it to try to replicate the childlike stupidity and simplicity of MS Paint drawings. You can click on any of these to get a version with higher resolution. Enjoy!
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Filed under Great Moments in Movie History, Humor, Movies
Tagged as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clerks, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Fargo, Film, Movies, Pulp Fiction, Return of the Jedi, The Dark Knight, The Departed, The Exorcist, The Godfather, There Will be Blood, Unforgiven
June 16, 2010 · 1:18 pm
You know how this goes. You’re watching a comedy and it slowly builds up the humor to the point that you just can’t take it anymore, and your sides start to hurt.
Just to clarify, no movie has ever actually made me piss my pants. Hooray, bladder control! Continue reading →
Filed under Humor, Movies
Tagged as Buster Keaton, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Gene Wilder, Hot Fuzz, Nick Frost, Peter Boyle, Putney Swope, Robert Downey Sr., Seven Chances, Simon Pegg, Woody Allen, Young Frankenstein