Video: Some movie scenes are unforgettable, and Steven Spielberg's reenactment of the Normandy Landing is one of them. Every shot feels chaotic, with indiscriminate bloodshed consistent with this brutal event. But as Nerdwriter1 explains in the video below, Spielberg's filmmaking choices are anything but random.
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Hollywood has broken two very different records this holiday season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first movie to reach US $1 billion in gross sales in just 12 days. This beats the previous record of the movie “Jurassic World” which had the additional benefit of sales from the world’s second biggest market, China. Star Wars opens in China in January and so it will likely push its sales to even more astronomical levels.
The other record however is one that the movie industry will not be so proud of.
James Bond gets about at bit, in more ways than one. This interactive map shows where the spy has travelled to across all the movies in the franchise to date. He must've used a stack of (fake) passports.
We've already seen what they will wear and drive, but this is the first glimpse of what the new Ghostbusters will like when they hit the screen.
The realism of today's 3D blockbusters can blow audiences away. By using 3D glasses to present different images to the two eyes, stereoscopic 3D technology fools the brain into believing it is viewing a real scene rather than a flat image on a screen. Now 3D televisions enable viewers to experience the effect at home as well.
Pixar's newest film, Inside Out, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.
Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn't just wait for the most beautiful light — they built a whole new type of camera to capture it.
Filming for the forthcoming — and much-troubled — Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film.
We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It's just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, realistic, lifelike motion the faster they flicker along. Faster is better, and that 48 frame-per-second version of The Hobbit was just the beginning.
The advent of the internet, torrenting, and legally dubious streaming sites have threatened theatres for years, but cinemas are still big business and Dolby is investing in its future with Dolby Cinema.
Just last week, Sony abandoned the Steve Jobs film that we've been waiting (and waiting) for. One that once had Christian Bale lined up as the lead, and David Fincher down as director before Danny Boyle took on the task. Overnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has picked up the project.
In 1948, the US Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the US movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theatres and cease other non-competitive practices, with US v Paramount Pictures, et al, the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theatres, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).
The Steve Jobs film we've been anticipating for a very long old time indeed looks like it won't happen as soon as expected — if at all. Variety reports that Sony Pictures has pulled its backing from the project.
Video: Some people call these overhead angles "bird's eye view", others prefer the grandiloquent "God's eye view". Whatever you call them, when these shots are used to enhance the story and not just as a gimmick, they are pure cinematic magic. Editor Brian Carrol put together some of the best in this cool compilation.
The rumour mill is pretty certain that Christian Bale will be playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's new Apple movie. This is the direction in which Conan thinks the former Batman will take the role.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now the best big phone you can buy, but it's also something more. It's the first smartphone designed with virtual reality in mind — just slot it into the Gear VR headset and a whole new world opens up. I say "the first" because I learnt something intriguing at Oculus Connect last month: Samsung is planning to build more.