This is an exclusive, it’s never been released on any DVDs of the film, it stayed on the Criterion LD for ages – until it was ripped a while ago. So the only way anyone could ever hear this is if they had a laserdisc player. Well, not anymore.
Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
This was the first MGM film to be shot in Cinemascope. According to director John Sturges’s commentary track on the Criterion Laserdisc release, it was also filmed at the same time in the standard 4:3 ratio version because studio executives still weren’t sure how well the wide screen format would work. That version was never released.
The film itself is an hour and 21 minutes, when I got done splicing up the bits I marked as informative – I had about 50 minutes of material from Sturges. After the split, I left out about 20 minutes that was good, but mostly outdated. So what you’ve got is essentially 30 minutes of some really great fucking filmmaking discussion. I am thankful that this great man left us with some insight before he left this earth. — filmschoolthrucommentaries
M83 - Wait
The word epic should be reserved for videos like this.via booooooom.com
hoping this does well so Shane gets the budget he needs for A Topiary
Room 666 (1982)
"Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"
Mike De Leon
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
“The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.”
Bergman Island, 2004