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Awesome Video Links Together Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Universe

Video: Everybody knows that Quentin Tarantino loves to connect his movies into one cinematic universe. People smoke Red Apple cigarettes, people eat Big Kahuna burgers, Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs is brothers with John Travolta’s Vincent Vegas from Pulp Fiction and so on. It’s fun to make those connections while watching any QT movie but this edit by Beyond the Frame that links up all those references to the shared universe is even more fun because you can see it all unfold seamlessly, jumping back and forth from one movie to another.

Three Emotional Movie Scenes That Used Brilliant Visual Tricks

Video: It’s easy for films to make us feel sad or happy by showing us a character be sad or happy. We project our own emotions onto the screen, using what we see as a proxy for our feelings. What’s more brilliant, though, is when a movies utilises subtle cues, impeccable composition and slick cinematography to fully visualise emotion.

Watch These Excellent Match Cuts Used In Movies

Video: A match cut is a technique filmmakers use to link two different scenes together by cutting from one shot to another in a way that’s almost visually seamless because the shots look so much alike. It can cut on character or cut on action, it could be used metaphorically like the bone matching the orbiting satellite in 2001: A Space Odyssey or it could be used to go to back in time like in Forrest Gump, but it’s always fun to see because it feels like you’re teleporting to a different part of the same story without even realising it.

Inspecting Film Is Weirdly Interesting

Video: I always assumed that inspecting film would be a thankless job done out of sight in a back room. And, well, it kind of is, but Michael Rousselet makes it look way more fun than it should be.

This Former Nuclear Bunker Is Now Used To Preserve All Of America's Film Reels

Video: There’s a fascinating backstory about the building that is now the US National Audiovisual Conservation Center, which is where the Library of Congress stores all 6.3 million pieces of the library’s movie, television and sound collection. It used to be a nuclear bunker that stored $US4 billion ($5.3 billion) during the Cold War. Now, it’s a one-stop shop for all things regarding film preservation and restoration, with kilometres of shelves stacked with film reels to the ceilings; all sorts of machines that can repair film, process film and print film; and any sort of video player you can imagine to play any sort of format that ever existed.

Shots By Steven Spielberg And Stanley Kubrick, Side-By-Side

Video: It’s not a secret that Stanley Kubrick first developed AI Artificial Intelligence and was once slated to direct the film before he passed away. Or that Kubrick put Steven Spielberg on the project, and that Kubrick and Spielberg were good friends. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Kubrick’s imprint is all over the movie, so much so that it’s as if Spielberg was trying to do his best Kubrick impersonation from scene to scene.

10 Of The Most Emotional Movie Scenes Of All Time

Video: Movies are supposed to make you feel something. The best ones can deliver scenes that make you feel all sorts of emotions through the fiction. CineFix cooked up a list of 10 of the most emotional movie scenes of all time — but really, it’s a dive that goes so much deeper than that, because it takes a look at all the ways movies deliver all kinds of feelings. Loss, happiness, a sense of longing, glee, victory… feeling emotions like that is why we watch movies in the first place.

Classic Paintings Side-By-Side With Movie Shots That Look Just Like Them

Video: Seeing these film shots from Empire of the Sun, Lost in Translation and Sexy Beast next to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, John Kacere and Marc Chagall is like seeing double. The film version are close versions of the original art. It’s obvious that Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and Sofia Coppola get their inspiration from many things in life, but it’s still interesting to see how some of their vision comes directly from fine art.

10 Famous Movie Scenes That Actually Just Copied Other Movies

Video: It’s not really a secret that filmmakers influence other filmmakers or that movies inspire other movies. That’s just how things work. What’s more interesting is learning the origin story behind famous movie scenes, like how a Nazi propaganda film influenced Star Wars — or how The Shining‘s “Here’s Johnny!” scene was a carbon copy of a silent Swedish horror film.

What Makes Saving Private Ryan's Beach Landing Scene So Brilliant

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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