5 Reasons The Greatest Movie Villain Ever is a 'Good' Witch When you think of The Wizard of Oz's cast of villains, you most likely think of the flying monkeys and the Wicked Witch of the West, and maybe the pissy apple trees and the green dudes guarding the WWotW's castle. Also known as 'Winkies.' True story. If you've seen or read 'Wicked,' you might have a more sympathetic view of the Wicked Witch of the West. It's her, right there. Glinda, not the Wicked Witch of the West, is the cause for everything that goes wrong for Dorothy and her new friends in the land of Oz, and she starts instigating the film's central conflict the second Dorothy shows up. You remember the story, right? And that's when Glinda the Good Witch floats down and merrily interrogates Dorothy to find out if she is a good witch or a bad witch. "And remember only bad people are disabled, Dorothy" You caught that, right? "It's like Saddam's execution all over again." Right off the bat, the Western Witch wants to know who killed her sister. What?!
7 Insane Easter Eggs Hidden in Movies and TV Shows We've already told you about some of the most mind-blowing Easter eggs hidden in music albums, classic works of art and video games, so it was just a matter of time before we explored our favorite Easter Eggs from the world of television and film. Captain, unleash the list. Hidden Faces and Naked Women in Movie Posters Most of us don't look twice at movie posters, short of muttering under our breath and saying, "Oh fuck, they're doing a sequel/remaking/rebooting that shit?" So it's easy to miss some of the awesome things artists are hiding in the posters, presumably for the hell of it. For example, check out the poster for the fourth Indiana Jones movie: Now take a really close look between the eyes of the skull and you can see this distinctly alien-looking figure: It's either an alien, or a pumpkin. Well ain't that something? If you look at the smoke in the lower right, you can kind of see half of a face. Either it's the film's monster, or it's the devil or some shit. Guess what?
9 Traumatizing Moments from Classic Kids Movies Image Source: and Photoshop. Just because a movie is animated, it doesn't mean it's suitable for children. And apparently, just because a movie is marketed toward children, made by a studio associated with children and specifically designed with children in mind, it also might not mean it's for children. With that in mind, let us once more explore the moments from kids' movies that left many a child traumatized. "Night on Bald Mountain" in Fantasia (or, The One With Satan) As the third Walt Disney film ever, Fantasia came out only two years after Snow White and right after Pinocchio. This caused a lot of misconceptions about how mating works in the animal kingdom. Everything seemed relatively normal for a children's film until the introduction to the last segment, in which we're told, "Bald Mountain, according to tradition, is the gathering place of Satan and his followers... ". Donald, Mickey, Goofy ... ... and a Ghouls 'n Ghosts-worthy end boss.
The Evil Dead The Evil Dead is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The Evil Dead focuses on five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a remote wooded area. After they find an audiotape that releases a legion of demons and spirits, members of the group suffer from demonic possession, leading to increasingly gory mayhem. Raimi and the cast produced the short film Within the Woods as a "prototype" to build the interest of potential investors, which secured Raimi US$90,000 to produce The Evil Dead. The film was shot on location in a remote cabin located in Morristown, Tennessee, in a difficult filming process that proved extremely uncomfortable for the majority of the cast and crew. The low-budget horror film attracted the interest of producer Irvin Shapiro, who helped screen the film at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Plot Production
Memorializing the Deadly Myth of John Wayne Memorializing the Deadly Myth of John Wayne Posted on May 26, 2007 Ed Rampell and Luis I. This Memorial Day is the centennial of John Wayne, born May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa. Wayne, who didn’t win an Oscar until late in a six-decades-long career, is Hollywood’s most underrated actor. In private life, Brando was a troubled, angry loner, much like the characters he often portrayed. Wayne was full of contradictions. While many of his contemporaries, including Henry Fonda, Clark Gable and Ronald Reagan, served in the armed forces during World War II, the lead in such wartime sagas as 1945’s “They Were Expendable,” 1948’s “Fort Apache” and 1968’s “The Green Berets” did not. According to Gary Wills’ book “John Wayne’s America,” the man who portrayed the archetypal, battle-hardened Marine, Sgt. With much of the competition away in the Pacific and European theaters, Wayne was able to storm movie theaters to solidify his stardom. Wayne was, in reality, a draft dodger. Luis I. More links:
Snatch. (2000) - Quotes Charlie Parker Interview - Private Investigator Charlie Parker Interview The Imposter Charlie Parker, a private investigator who plays a pivotal role in the investigation at the heart of documentary film The Imposter, talks to View's Matthew Turner about cold cases, keeping on your toes as a P.I., and never giving up until the truth is uncovered. So, how did you get involved in the film, first of all? I was hired by a company called Hard Copy, they had a TV show that investigated hot cases. They called me and said there was a boy who had just gotten out of being held captive in a prison camp, where he was held and tortured and raped, and all kind of things happened to him. So I got to watch their reactions versus his, and I got to look at the photo and look at him. So two days later I had already called the ophthalmology school, to check about eyes, because he said he’d been injected in his eyes. I said ‘Whoever you are, if any harm comes to that family, I’m gonna find you. I spent four hundred bucks, which my wife nearly killed me over, to get him a polygraph.
The Imposter: interview with the Chameleon Frédéric Bourdin lives in a small town close to Le Mans in the Loire Valley, France. Le Mans does not have much of a literary history, and it is ironic that one of the few books in which the city plays a central role is Daphne du Maurier’s The Scapegoat. Written in 1957, this tells the story of John, a disillusioned lecturer who meets his double, a man named Jean de Gué, in a railway station bar in Le Mans, and changes places with him, suddenly finding himself with everything he has dreamt of: a new identity, a new nationality, a family – a place. I took the train from Le Mans to the town where Bourdin lives. Bourdin, now 38, describes himself as 'an outcast’. His mother was 'disturbed’, and, on the rare occasions when he saw her, often violent. Because he was half-Algerian, parents forbade their children to play with him. A solitary child, he retreated into fantasy, creating his own private world drawing comic strips, at the same time proving increasingly disruptive at school. 'No.
How Tony Kaye Got Kicked Out Of Hollywood After ‘American History X’ Getty Image Everything Tony Kaye does is brash. From the hair he sometimes grows out, until he looks like a skinnier version of Rick Rubin, to his adequate stack of films, to the music he creates, it all screams bold streak. As good as that film was, Kaye disowned it, wanting to rather position his dog or Humpty Dumpty in the “directed by” credit. The trouble with Tony didn’t really begin on the set of American History X, it happened in the preceding months during post-production. “He’s a phenomenally talented guy,” Kaye said in a 1998 interview. After the film finished wrapping, Kaye handed in a 96-minute cut, and that’s when things slid downhill faster than a greased up boxcart. My problem all through American History X was that I could never tell anyone what I wanted to do with the film. Despite Kaye’s attempts to get back in the editing suite, New Line produced its own cut of the film that was roughly 40 minutes longer than the one Kaye created.
Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary The truth about what happened is far worse—in fact, it's a scandal. A year gone by, and there is not a trace. At 12:41 a.m. on March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on a flight to Beijing. An airplane with 239 people on board did not disappear. Most airplane disasters are teachable moments that the aviation industry learns by. What follows is an analysis of what is so far known about Flight 370 and a discussion of the issues raised by it – bearing in mind that there has been a persistent lack of transparency in the official investigation and, consequently, an unending stream of wild speculation from other quarters. The one slender thread that provided the only clues to the final path of Flight 370 led back to a satellite dish, one among many atop an office tower in London. Occupying one floor inside Inmarsat’s tower on the edge of the roundabout are two large open-plan control rooms, resembling NASA’s mission control in Houston. Nothing.