Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire in promotional photos for You Were Never Lovelier (1942). Photos by George Hurrell
Why are these people smiling? AND HOW DID THEY GET ON STAGE AT THE OSCARS? They did three things: they were current college students, they entered the Team Oscar contest, they had a compelling video that won them an amazing prize of handing out Oscars at the Academy Awards. Are you a U.S. citizen and think you can make a cool 1-minute video explaining why you are the Future of Film? Then enter here now!
Cantinflas y David Niven en “La vuelta al mundo en 80 días”, 1956
Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 2 Mixed Choirs & Orchestra - composed by György Ligeti; performed by the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under the direction of Francis Travis
This piece was featured prominently in 2001: A Space Odyssey. More recently, it was used in the trailer for 2014’s Godzilla. And it is highly recommended that you DO NOT listen to this late at night in a darkened room.
Van was one of the finest actors to have ever worked in Hollywood. He was brilliant but his personal life was in shambles. We had some good times throughout making this picture, on and off the set. Sadly, he couldn’t control some aspects of his life that contributed to his early death. I miss Van. Glenn Ford [source]
If you were skeptical of Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla reboot, this teaser trailer should put all your concerns to bed. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche, the film seeks to recapture the bleak feel of the 1954 original while updating it with the latest and greatest that modern special effects have to offer. The result is a goosebumps-inducing thriller that promises chaos, destruction, and everything a radioactive reptilian monster has to offer. Godzilla storms into theaters in May 2014.
Still skeptical! Very skeptical!
1) Toho Company is not producing. Legendary Pictures and Warners are (I don’t trust Legendary).
2) American producers, American director, and American writers on a distinctly Japanese product? The original Godzilla/Gojira was a parable on nuclear warfare and nuclear energy. The first American Godzilla (1998) missed the point and just became a whole heap of blah. Both films are silly… but the original had deep meaning behind its silliness.
3) Using a piece by Gyorgy Ligeti so many associate with 2001: A Space Odyssey in the trailer? Uh oh. I think I just found my disturbing nightcap for the night.
I would say more, but I need to finish this essay. Let’s hope my deep concerns are unfounded, though.