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Back To The Future's DeLorean Was Almost A Refrigerator

Back to the Future is basically the perfect movie. But it totally could have been just a bad ’80s movie if a few things went differently. Like if Eric Stoltz never got replaced with Michael J. Fox, if the movie had used a refrigerator as the time machine instead of the DeLorean or if the movie was called Spaceman from Pluto instead (seriously). All those things could have happened!


How Movies Break The Fourth Wall And Why They Do It

Video: When movies break the fourth wall it’s always a little jarring. Like when you see someone you don’t know try to talk to you and you look behind your shoulder to see if it’s really you they want. But when characters express that awareness of being in their world to you, it can get pretty fun! For comedic purposes and dramatic purposes, it’s an interesting tool that filmmakers use.


10 Of The Most Iconic Movie Endings In Film History

Let’s get this out of the way. If you haven’t seen the movies on this list, you’re going to get spoiled. That’s because it’s a list from Watch Mojo that details what they think is the 10 most iconic endings of all time. Luckily though, you should have probably seen all these movies. Or at least know their endings, they’re iconic for a reason, right?


The Best Villains From Movie History

Good guys are nice and all but it’s the bad guys that can make a movie truly special. In this tribute to the most famous villains in film history, CLS Video shows just how iconic these characters are. And after seeing all our favourite bad guys like Darth Vader and the Joker and Hannibal Lecter, it only proves that though you might remember the hero, you’ll never forget the villain.


Video: The Beautiful Tracking Shots From Films By Stanley Kubrick

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. There are few directors like Stanley Kubrick so we have to appreciate all that he’s left us with. This video montage by CutPrintFilm puts together various tracking shots (or shots meant to look like tracking shots) from Kubrick films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange And Eyes Wide Shut.


This Is What The New Ghostbusters Will Look Like

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 Powerful Art Of The Opening Shot Of Iconic Movies

A movie’s opening shot prepares you for the entire movie. Sometimes you already know a masterpiece is being woven together. Other times you buckle in for a wild action packed ride. Or know that you’re about to laugh the theatre’s roof off. It’s important for a movie’s opening shot to set the tone.


How A Film Projector Works, And Why They're Still Mechanical Marvels

When going to see a movie, many of us probably go out of our way to make sure the theatre has been upgraded with high-res digital projectors. The golden age of film might be behind us, but as engineer guy Bill Hammack explains, the projector is still an impressive feat of mechanical design, capable of creating one of the best optical illusions of all time.


The Most Dangerous Motorcycle Race In The World Meets The Drone Master

Over 200 people have been killed racing the Isle of Man TT. Who are they and why do they do that? A new film from the world’s top aerial cinematographers seeks to answer that question.


The Best YouTube Channel For Film Nerds

OK, you’re reading Gizmodo, so there’s a good chance you’re a tech nerd. But are you a double-whammy tech and film nerd? If so, scope out CineFix, a YouTube channel brimming with videos about the movie world, from GCI to stunts to DIY 8-bit Hollywood remakes.


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