Breaking Bad. Film School Rejects. Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film. Interviewing Martin Scorsese is like taking a master class in film.
Fast Company’s four-hour interview with the director for the December-January cover story was ostensibly about his career, and how he had been able to stay so creative through years of battling studios. But the Hugo director punctuated everything he said with references to movies: 85 of them, in fact, all listed below. Some of the movies he discussed (note: the descriptions for these are below in quotes, denoting his own words). Others he just mentioned (noted below with short plot descriptions and no quotes).
But the cumulative total reflects a life lived entirely within the confines of movie making, from his days as a young asthmatic child watching a tiny screen in Queens, New York to today, when Scorsese is as productive as he’s ever been in his career–and more revered than ever by the industry that once regarded him as a troublesome outsider. The Band Wagon: “It’s my favorite of the Vincente Minnelli musicals. Mr. 9 Great Adaptations You've Probably Never Seen. You've almost definitely seen all the big adaptations - Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Harry Potter - but there are quite a few books out there (we know, we were surprised too) and some of their adaptations have fallen by the wayside.
Rather than watch Frodo walking toward a volcano for the umpteenth time, try one of these less famous adaptations. And then read the book, if you haven't already, of course. (Images: AllStar/Rex) From the late 20th/early 21st century period when messing about with Shakespeare was trendy, but before the time when people worried about whether their title was Google-able.
Director Tim Blake Nelson, better known as an actor in films like O Brother, Where Art Thou? Everything Is Illuminated It's a shame that Liev Schreiber hasn't directed another film, because this, his debut, showed enormous promise. Death of a Salesman Brian Dennehy won every award going for his portrayal of the depressed travelling salesman on stage. Suddenly Last Summer Dolores Claiborne Cop. Happy Birthday, Louis CK! 23 Timeless Truth Bombs He Gave Us. Today is Louis C.K.'s birthday.
Louie's had a good year: He decided to take a well-deserved break from his brilliant show "Louie" to recharge his batteries, and got a role in a Woody Allen movie. The importance of vacation and rest is just one of the lessons Louie has taught us over the years. Here are some of our favorite wisdom nuggets he's delivered that are true no matter what age you are. Also on HuffPost: The best free music playlists online. Free Music with Neverending Playlist. Weird, weirder and weirdest documentaries list. What is it about?
It provides a look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors each year. We see the organization and planning of the event - including auditions, construction, scripting and rehearsals - largely through the involvement of one family: a single father with 4 children (one of whom suffers from cerebral palsy) including his daughter, a cast member. Hell houses are haunted attractions typically run by American, fundamentalist Christian churches or parachurch groups. These depict sin, the torments of the damned in Hell, and usually conclude with a depiction of heaven.
A hell house, like a conventional haunted-house attraction, is a space set aside for actors attempting to frighten patrons with gruesome exhibits and scenes, presented as a series of short vignettes with a narrated guide. Suggested by ethereal_tard. Top Ten Films 1930-2011. 2015 1.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller) 2. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin) 3. CAROL (Todd Haynes) 4. SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve) 5. BLACKHAT (Michael Mann) 6. 2014 1. 2013 1. 2012 1. Notable Shorts: NoneMost Overrated: LINCOLN (Spielberg) 2011 1. Notable Shorts: EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Fincher) 2010 1. The 50 Best Movies of the Decade (2000-2009) If comparing music from Gillian Welch and Outkast in our 50 Best Albums of the Decade is like apples and oranges, ranking films like Amélie, The Dark Knight and Mulholland Drive is more like apples, ice cream and foie gras.
But despite the wild variety among our 50 Best Movies from 2000-2009, each is an exquisitely made, exceptionally satisfying piece of cinema that we believe will endure well after the decade has ended. There are masters like Martin Scorcese and Lars Von Trier, and relative newcomers like Fernando Meirelles and Anna Boden. There are documentaries, comedies and dramas, as well as animated films and even a super-hero flick.
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