Archive for August, 2011

Lost Disney Fantasia Sequence

   Clair de Lune, a piece by Claude Debussy that was completely finished but taken out of the original movie so as not to pad the already long running time. It was lost to time and not re-discovered until 1992.   Lost Disney Sequence Shown at Hollywood Bowl ‘Fantasia’ Concert – Hollywood Reporter.

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9 Silent Hitchcock Films Being Restored

The suspense is killing me… A Hitch in time: save the Hitchcock 9 | Film | The Guardian.

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New Filmmaker raises over 100K on Kickstarter.

Look and learn… Link: Balls of Steel: I Am I … and Then Some | Script Magazine.

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The best and worst horror remakes of all time

“Of All Time” is going some… Link:  MovieMaker Magazine.

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LOL! Abercrombie pays “The Situation” NOT to wear their clothing!

Please wear something else…here’s some money.  Wear our competitor’s stuff!      Link:  Anti-endorsement contracts.

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Ennio Morricone documentary – Part 1 – YouTube

Here’s a great BBC documentary of one of the all-time best film music composers at work. Link: Ennio Morricone documentary – Part 1 – YouTube.

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Disney Stops Production On Johnny Depp’s ‘Lone Ranger’

  AT 250 million, I’m sure it would have tanked worse than Green Hornet or Lantern… Link: Disney Stops Production On Johnny Depp’s ‘Lone Ranger’ « CBS Los Angeles.

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UK film distributors left reeling by financial impact of London Riots warehouse fire

No good can come of this… Link: UK film distributors left reeling by financial impact of London Riots Warehouse fire

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Jerry Lewis Will No Longer Host This Year’s MDA Telethon – The Hollywood Reporter

Has it only been 44 years? via Jerry Lewis Will No Longer Host This Year’s MDA Telethon – The Hollywood Reporter.

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A DAY AT THE SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS LAB

Back when I ran the BaltiCon Short Film Festival, we made sure each entrant got some earnest written feedback from the judges for their trouble. The modern Sundance ethic is to charge filmmakers $150 for a one-day seminar to give them feedback on the hundreds of entrants overall, in bulk, as it were.  Why didn’t […]

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