February 19, 2011 · 4:45 pm
Usually, directors are behind the scenes, spinning their vision into a movie. But they don’t always stay there. Occasionally, they’ll appear on screen. Sometimes, it can be a leading role. Other times, it’s merely a cameo. Here are ten great acting performances by directors in the films of others.
Fritz Lang as Fritz Lang, Contempt
Lang’s films- especially his silent films- are some of the best movies ever made. But before I’d ever seen a single film that he directed, I saw him playing the director in the film within Godard’s film, Contempt. How’s that for post-modern cinema? A director acting in a film in the role of… a director. Making it even more off-kilter, he didn’t even play a fictional director. He played himself, and it was precisely what the movie called for. Continue reading →
Filed under French Film, Ingmar Bergman, Japanese Film, Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Cecil B. DeMille, Chinatown, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Contempt, Director cameos in film, Film, Francois Truffaut, Fritz Lang, John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Movies, Orson Welles, Roger Corman, Silence of the Lambs, Steven Spielberg, Sunset Boulevard, The Blues Brothers, The Muppet Movie, Victor Sjostrom, Wild Strawberries
December 9, 2010 · 10:30 am
You’ve no doubt seen the results of the various South Park character generators on the internet. I spent some time monkeying around with one of them the other day and had a blast. While it’s not necessarily anything new, it was still a lot of fun. The generator I used to create these can be found at www.sp-studio.de. Feel free to visit and play around with it. Here’s what I created:
The Boardwalk Empire Collection
Nucky Thompson, Jimmy Darmody, Chalky White
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Filed under Humor, Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as Anton Chigurh, Antonius Block, Back to the Future, Boardwalk Empire, Buster Keaton, Chalky White, Charlie Chaplin, Doc Brown, Harold Lloyd, Humor, Inglorious Basterds, Ingmar Bergman, Jimmy Darmody, John Wayne, Jules Winnfield, Marty McFly, Movies, No Country for Old Men, Norma Desmond, Nucky Thompson, Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp Fiction, Shoshanna Dreyfus, South Park Character Generator, Sunset Boulevard, The Bear Jew, The Seventh Seal, TV shows, Vincent Vega
December 1, 2010 · 1:15 pm
Back by lukewarm demand, it’s “Great Moments in Movie History, Using Stick Figures”!
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Filed under Great Moments in Movie History, Humor, Movies
Tagged as Airplane!, Blazing Saddles, Braveheart, Goodfellas, Inception, Norma Desmond, Seventh Seal, Shaun of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp, Sunset Boulevard, The Invisible Man
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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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