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100 Famous Movie Quotes As Charts

Nathan Yau has turned the American Film Institute’s 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema into chart form. Here they are, in all their wonderful geeky glory.


From Dream To 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins Of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before 20 seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn’t exactly full of superheroes, adorable robots or talking bugs. The tale of the most profitable and critically adored animation studio in the history of the world (yes, by sheer gross numbers, more so than Disney) is one filled with financial difficulties, fired Apple employees, digital printers and an animated left hand. And it all started with a Mormon graduate student at the University of Utah.


Most Of Hollywood's Silent Films Are Lost And Gone Forever

There may be a recent resurgence of interest in silent film (thanks in no small part to the success of The Artist), but anyone looking to get into the art form is in for a rude awakening. Of the nearly 11,000 movies made in the pre-talkie, golden age of silent film, 70 per cent has been lost and gone forever.


Many Of The Most-Pirated Movies Can't Actually Be Bought Online

If the movie industry wonders why piracy seems to persist, here’s one possible answer: people pirate ‘em because they don’t have the option of paying for a legal copy online.


A Company That Creates Fake Battles To Prepare Soldiers For Real War

Some might say that nothing can truly prepare one for the atrocities of war. From the chaos of screaming civilians and injured soldiers to the horror of exploding everything, the experience must be nothing short of horrific. And it’s this Hollywood production company’s job to reproduce it.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Gravity [Spoilers]

Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter last night to offer up his thoughts — largely scientific — on the sci-fi stomer Gravity. It’s received rave reviews, but what does everyone’s favourite scientist think?


Why The Movie Myth Of Injecting Medication Into The Heart Is Garbage

Myth: Injecting medicine straight into your heart can be beneficial in some way. Ah, the dramatic scene that ends with an actor stabbing a needle straight into their heart, narrowly escaping death and magically curing whatever ailment just befell them. While very dramatic, it’s also very untrue and an exceptionally bad idea if your goal is to get better.


What Movies Think Aliens Look Like

Here’s a fun little music video about aliens cut from movies and TV shows by our friends Eclectic Method. Aside from the song hypnotically inducing you to nod your head, the video also reveals what Hollywood thinks aliens will look like: green, large brained and funny looking. How many of these movies have you seen? I’m betting a lot.


How A 1940s Hollywood Star Helped Make Wireless Technologies Possible

Did an exotic actress from Vienna, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940s, really invent wireless? Not exactly, but the non-sensationalised facts of the matter are no less fascinating, involving Hollywood, the World War II Axis Powers, and remote control technology.


The Best Effects Shots Ever As Chosen By Hollywood's Top VFX Wizards

All right everyone, time to put on your debating/outrage hats. Empire magazine reached out to some of the top VFX artists around the world and had them choose — and justify — what they believe to be the top visual effects shots of all time.


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