Some colour palette inspiration from films.
George Lucas, Ted Chiang, Greg Egan, Stanley Kubrick, Tom Stoppard, William Shakespeare, and Ridley Scott are all part of Matt’s magnificent theory that the play is the thing.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are replicants.
Characters look like people, except they exist for only the duration of a movie — only while they are necessary. They come with backstory and memories fully established but never experienced, partly fabricated for the job and partly drawn from real people known by the screenwriter. At the end, they vanish, like tears in rain.
I think I’ve shown great restraint in not linking to loads of think-pieces about Star Wars and The Force Awakens, because believe me, I’ve been reading—and listening to—a lot.
What Jessica has written here is about The Force Awakens. But more than that, it’s about Star Wars. But more than that, it’s about childhood. But more than that…
What I’m saying is: if you only read one thing about the new Star Wars film, read this.
A magnificent piece of writing from Michael, examining the influence of Sergio Leone on George Lucas.
Ostensibly about gaming (and written by Matt Colville who works in the games industry), this blog actually has a lot of interesting observations on sci-fi cinema. I like it.
This blog by the visual effects supervisor on Moon is packed full of wonderfully geeky sci-fi movie stories.
A nice website for Brighton’s own Duke of York’s cinema, which will celebrate its 100th year of continuous operation.
I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.
Remy recounts the Jedi mind trick I used to get him to move Full Frontal to the Duke of Yorks cinema.
This is wonderful, just wonderful; an in-depth piece on corridors in science fiction movies. Swoon!
The manager of Brighton's Duke of York's cinema has a blog.
What a great idea for a birthday celebration: a one-off screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley. The signing up process is powered by Event Wax.
Ryan and Andy are now officially Internet Famous.