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#1424791
Topic
Last Music Video Seen
Time

Billy Ocean - “Loverboy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyrowWnlNnQ

It is a jarring spectacle, the handsome troubadour pleading with the casual listener, promising anything to escape a dodecahedron’s-eye-view of some distant nebula’s grodiest singles bar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryJ4rFRq8pA

Alternatively, here is the original version of the video before someone - Ocean, his label, his astrologer — purposely changed it to make it completely insane.

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#1406446
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

The Sweatbox (2002)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YzAC1d6D0 - from the Outsyder Radio YouTube channel (1 hour and 35 mins.)
Rough cut w/ time code.

The blurb (from IMDb):
“Sting’s wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.”

IMDb link

Article about the making of Kingdom of the Sun/The Emperor’s New Groove and The Sweatbox documentary:
https://www.vulture.com/article/an-oral-history-of-disney-the-emperors-new-groove.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Backup link (from archive.org):
https://archive.org/details/TheSweatboxDocumentary_201704
This seems to be the same rough-cut VHS as the YouTube version above but with more complete beginning lead-in and credits outro w/ music.

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#1405592
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making (2018)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl3jKWm7yJo - from the Jason Brahms YouTube channel (39 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“A glimpse behind the scenes into the complicated process of recovering and completing the final film of legendary director Orson Welles.”

IMDb link


Also worth checking out is the feature-length documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”, streaming on Netflix.
I find the film “The Other Side of the Wind” both brilliant and frustrating. It’s something about the slapdash nature of some scenes and some awkward and unnatural sounding dialog. The film was apparently largely improvised and it definitely shows, not the fault of the people who finally had to put the film together. The 35mm film-within-a-film scenes were excellent though. It’s a bit like Alien 3 for me: I enjoyed watching the making of the film more than the film itself.

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#1401185
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
Time

I watched the Disney Gallery season 2 episode and saw the title “Huckleberry” projected at the beginning, and it reminded me of an IndieWire article I’d read in 2018 about Werner Herzog’s next projects and he mentions acting in “a big franchise film, about which I’m not supposed to say anything, I can only say the title. The code name is ‘Huckleberry.’”
At the time I thought, as the writer did, that it meant that he was going to be in the new Top Gun.
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/werner-herzog-franchise-film-huckleberry-japan-tiff-2018-1202002748/

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#1391543
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused - A complete series edit inspired by the Mandalorian [RELEASED: 2/5 seasons + 3 bonus episodes]
Time

This sounds like quite the endeavor, I’m very much looking forward to it. I don’t have any input right now other than maybe consider putting in dates as a way of transitioning to things and conveying passage of time and days (I tried this with my own edit I abandoned some time ago). An example would be: “Date 13:5:4” (year/month/day) for the first part of the battle of Christophsis “Cat and Mouse” (May the 4th), then “Date 13:5:5” for “Hidden Enemy”, and so on. The actual month/day is made up as it’s not clear exactly when these events occur within the year (13 post “Great ReSynchronization”, or 22 BBY). Here’s a wookieepedia article on the Great ReSynchronization, which would have been the dating system used during the Clone Wars period:
https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Great_ReSynchronization
I used dates to show the passage of time when editing together the Domino Squad Episodes. Not sure if this helps but figured I’d throw it out there.

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#1391006
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
Time

Overall I liked the episode, but…
I lol’d when Fennec showed her hydraulic mid-section that Boba apparently made for her. Reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeYpkz8fjfc

The tiny handcuffs at the end cracked me up too. Also, why’d they handcuff him? Will it stop him using the force if he can’t wave his hands?

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#1376335
Topic
Lord of the Rings: A Hobbit's Tale [The Hobbit Remade] (Released)
Time

I’m only typing up about the first third here, have to watch this again to give complete thoughts, will do so soon:

I like most of what you’ve done here, this was quite enjoyable.
The beginning was well done. Though, without much dialogue, it almost feels like an opening credits sequence without the credits up until Bilbo takes the fish off the pan. (Might add some reverb to Galadriel’s voice at the intro, you can hear the cuts at the end of her words)
The dwarves’ arriving, dinner and meeting were all done very well.
The montage during the Misty Mountains song was excellent. And though I kind of miss that little moment where Bilbo looks at the contract and then to his door (not the running down the hill “going on an adventure!” bit), it worked nicely that it just cuts to him on the horse, having been convinced to join the party by the song they sung.
I think losing the trolls scene was a bit jarring, even in trying to separate myself from the source material, it still seems like something is missing there. Sure, it can just be that they happen to come upon a few petrified troll statues along the way, but for the uninitiated audience there’s nothing to explain why they’re petrified. Not a huge deal I guess.
The fireside Azog story was well done.
Very impressed by the orc chase scene with no Radaghast, very well done. Most edits omit that scene but you’ve made it work in transitioning to Rivendell.
The Rivendell dinner scene was good, also the next scene of the moon runes reading.
Great work on the small flashback scene of Thorin contemplating “the sickness”. You did a great job re-purposing the backstory scenes in the original.
I think there should be retained some of the introduction to Galadriel and Saruman before the white council, again, just for the audience’s sake (who are these people?), otherwise the meeting itself was cut together well.
The added Thorin dialog during the departure didn’t work for me. Thorin suddenly insulting Bilbo as they’re leaving seems out of character, even for grumpy dwarf Thorin.
The stone giants were not missed.
The goblin town scene worked up until the part where the goblins were clearly taking them somewhere for a bit, then all of a sudden they’re beating the crap out of the dwarves… then Gandalf shows up. Again, it feels like something’s missing here. Having just a bit of the goblin king wouldn’t hurt here (not that terrible song, though).
The action in the tunnels was cut well with the Gollum scene. The Gandalf audio over the part where Bilbo shows pity to Gollum was a little clunky though.
The fir trees scene and eagle rescue… was awesome.
The scene where Thorin wakes up on the Carrock has an odd moment where Bilbo just looks at Thorin and Thorin notices the mountain behind him, sort of shrugging off the fact that Bilbo tried to save his life. I’d rather have the embrace and “I’m sorry I doubted you” in this instance.

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#1376304
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road (2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9klHcXRdSs - from the Warner Bros. Entertainment YouTube channel (41 mins.)
(Actual documentary starts after an introduction by Sean O’Connell of Cinemablend, 2 mins. and 12 seconds in.)

The blurb (from Letterboxd):
“For 20 years director George Miller fought to unleash the ultimate Mad Max movie- Mad Max: Fury Road. Witness George’s journey from the dream of a female warrior to the harsh plains of the Namibian desert to statues of gold in Hollywood, California.”

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#1371544
Topic
Do any of you happen to know some more obscure prog rock recs?
Time

Return to Forever - The Romantic Warrior (1976)
I used to play Nintendo/SNES games listening to this album in my youth. It’s considered jazz/fusion in some circles but I’ve always seen it as prog-rock. I’m pretty sure the entire album is still up on youtube, I’ve owned the album 4 times on vinyl (people keep stealing it!)

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#1371006
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

The Making of Rock & Rule (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGQ5Y-nlfhM - from the Musta Costa Fortune YouTube channel (25 mins.)

The blurb:
“Documentary on the making of the cult classic Nelvana animated film, “Rock & Rule.” Featuring interviews with Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Iggy Pop, Maurice White, and Director Clive Smith.”

Night Flight article about the making of Rock & Rule:
http://nightflight.com/rock-rule-the-oft-forgotten-animated-post-apocalyptic-rock-n-roll-sci-fi-fantasy-musical/

IMDb link

Backup links from archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/The_Making_of_Rock_and_Rule
and dailymotion:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3635ut

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#1360118
Topic
A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
Time

It’s odd how this guy tries to make himself sound intelligent and in-the-know with Lucasfilm, yet doesn’t somehow factor into his bullshit that Disney/Lucasfilm would never take 3 billion-dollar+ money making movies and make them just ‘go away’, however divisively they were received by some fans/him. He claims that once Kathleen Kennedy’s contract ends in 2022 that Bob Iger himself will hire a replacement head at Lucasfilm: A.) Not his decision, KK can decide to renew her contract or choose a successor, B.) Bob Iger is no longer CEO!

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#1359899
Topic
A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
Time

Going through my usual need to have my morning news with coffee (which lately has all been bad news), I saw this in an ‘entertainment’ section of google… and I’m still cleaning the coffee off my computer monitor. I seriously LOL’d when I read this crap.
https://cosmicbook.news/disney-resetting-star-wars-erasing-last-jedi

Seriously, comedic gold. Ever wanted to hear the ridiculous ramblings of a wishful heartbroken fanboy? Here’s this “Doomcock Overlord”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H91ZTzqVI4&feature=emb_logo
I hope this is an elaborate ruse by HelloGreedo, heh

Sorry if this was posted elsewhere, but I felt it needed shared, if only to give people a good laugh

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#1359251
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvuEdFEHKyI - from the Sterlmeister YouTube channel (2 hrs.)

The blurb:
“Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic ‘The Return of the Living Dead’ (1985).”

IMDb link

Backup link from thejohnsmithyetagain channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHJx1xkCBio