I Hate [special effects]! … A guy jumps off of a 250-foot dam, and it cuts to the water and he bobs up, like he’s a duck. And you go, ‘Wait a minute. Give me a break. A guy would kill himself doing that. There’s no way he could do it.’ And it just — with cars and motorcycles and all kinds of things. To me, it takes all of the reality out of the show. I just can’t stand it. Even as a director, I never did that stuff. We did it for real. I can look at it onscreen and go, ‘That’s B.S. That don’t work. You can’t do that.’ And so I lose all interest in the film.

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-Hal Needham, Hollywood stuntman speaking to Fresh Air in 2011

He’s the author of Stuntman!: My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life.

Needham passed away last week at the age of 82.

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I loved this interview when it originally aired. It’s worth a listen, if you haven’t heard it…a look into old Hollywood… -Mel 

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Director Ida Lupino sets up a camera shot for one of the scenes in  “Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)” the Claire Trevor-Sally Forrest co-starrer, which RKO Radio is releasing.

Director Ida Lupino sets up a camera shot for one of the scenes in Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)” the Claire Trevor-Sally Forrest co-starrer, which RKO Radio is releasing.

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deadlinecom:

Looks like we need to make more movies, Kurosawa-san….

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criterioncollection:

50 years later, a rare glimpse of Fellini’s masterpiece 8½ in color.

criterioncollection:

50 years later, a rare glimpse of Fellini’s masterpiece in color.

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I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where they two mutually inspire each other to live– if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.

- Hayao Miyazaki (via nitrateglow)

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bluesigloo:

2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004)

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the-dark-city:

oldfilmsflicker:

  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Vera Caspary
  • Raymond Chandler
  • James M. Cain
  • Charles Willeford
  • David Goodis
  • Dashiell Hammett

Masters of detective fiction

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Léa Seydoux for New York Magazine by Platon

Léa Seydoux for New York Magazine by Platon

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vanityfair:

The Proust Questionnaire | Robert Evans 
The film producer and studio exec behind hits such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Godfather began a new career as a memoirist in 1994 with The Kid Stays in the Picture. Now on his second book, The Fat Lady Sang, he compares his journey to Don Quixote’s.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I can’t tell you—it could be illegal. What is your greatest fear? Myself.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Don Quixote. We have both spent our lives searching for that impossible dream.
On what occasion do you lie? If omission isn’t lying … never. 
Read more here.
Illustration by Risko. 

vanityfair:

The Proust Questionnaire | Robert Evans

The film producer and studio exec behind hits such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Godfather began a new career as a memoirist in 1994 with The Kid Stays in the Picture. Now on his second book, The Fat Lady Sang, he compares his journey to Don Quixote’s.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I can’t tell you—it could be illegal. What is your greatest fear? Myself.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Don Quixote. We have both spent our lives searching for that impossible dream.

On what occasion do you lie? 
If omission isn’t lying … never. 

Read more here.

Illustration by Risko. 

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