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#1351354
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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My Jaws 4K disc should arrive tomorrow… also Jaws is 45 this month.
So, to celebrate everything Jaws:

In the Teeth of Jaws (1997)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDLAIBoMNd8 - from the VHS Video vault YouTube channel (50 mins.)

The blurb:
“A documentary about the making of Jaws, featuring Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Carl Gottlieb, Richard Zanuck, David Brown, John Williams. From 8th November 1997.”

IMDb link


Animal Icons: Jaws (2005)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZ2JIeYmos - from the Jimmyjawz YouTube channel (45 mins.)

Season 1, Episode 6; Animal Planet show spotlighting animals in films.

IMDb link


The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of ‘Jaws’ (2007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl-5jzTxzdE - from the HeIsOurLight YouTube channel (1 hr. and 41 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.”

IMDb link


Jaws: The Inside Story (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNKmqlgOLbw - from the Mega Metal Magazine YouTube channel (1 hr. and 30 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s landmark 1975 film JAWS.”

IMDb link


Inside Jaws: A Filmumentary By Jamie Benning (2013)
https://vimeo.com/68400837 - from the Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning Vimeo channel (2 hrs. and 29.5 mins.)

The blurb:
“After completing Raiding the Lost Ark in 2012, I immediately embarked on a new project, tentatively called Jaws Bites Back. After 16 months of trawling, reading, spooling, skyping, chatting, interviewing, editing and refining, I am pleased to release Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary (2013). As with my other filmumentaries this is a completely unofficial and non profit making project made with a genuine affection for the film. Enjoy.”

An interview with the creator:
https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2013/06/17/interview-jamie-benning-director-of-inside-jaws

IMDb link

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#1351187
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Under Pressure: Making ‘The Abyss’ (1993)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZTSNQve0rk - from the Craig Cefola YouTube channel (59.5 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
"Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film ‘The Abyss’ (1989), with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.

IMDb link

Backup links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCBFLjiBNr0 - Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZfCI1jsjFM - Part 2

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#1351183
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Hot Air & Fantasy: The Making of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXNjIs4k_Z4 - from the Eyes On Cinema YouTube channel (23 mins.)

The blurb:
“Documentary on the making of the film, ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’.”

No other information on this online that I could find, not on the DVD or blu-ray either, which tells me it’s pretty rare.

Post
#1350310
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Pink Floyd - The Other Side of the Wall (1982)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwghOSwhK8 - Part 1 (9 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BQJpW_A97Y - Part 2 (9 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JueCk5modno - Part 3 (7.5 mins) - from the i love music! YouTube channel

The blurb:
“Documentary produced about the making of the film ‘Pink Floyd - The Wall’ that includes interviews with Alan Parker, Gerald Scarfe, and clips of Roger Waters, originally aired on MTV in 1982.”

IMDb link


Retrospective: Looking Back At The Wall (1999)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crjxh1cWQhk - Part 1 (9.5 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lCW2devEhc - Part 2 (9 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVx7GANE69k - Part 3 (11 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIIcEvD_h-c - Part 4 (13 mins.) - from the cinematographos YouTube channel

The blurb (from IMDb):
“Interviews on the making of Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). Originally included as a 2-Part special feature on the 1999 and 2005 DVD editions.”

IMDb link


Also, as extras, album and tour docs:

Rock Milestones: Pink Floyd - The Wall (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMHYNpHkmU - from the Music Legends Magazine YouTube channel (55 mins.)

The blurb:
“The Wall is one of Pink Floyd’s most iconic album, a magnum opus that has been lavished with praise and subjected to the most hostile criticism imaginable. This retrospective features the band themselves and seasoned music critics, to form an detailed analysis of The Wall.”

Pink Floyd - The Wall: The Lost Documentary (1980)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmn4IUi6Omk - from the Mike Sparrow YouTube channel (25 mins.)

The blurb:
“Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’ Documentary is a 25 minute documentary based around The Wall live shows, and features the unloading of the touring equipment as it arrives at the Earls Court venue in 1980, it goes on to show Roger at sound check, and a general walk about during the set up of the August London shows, and includes interviews with the Pink Floyd and their crew. It was August 1980, at Earls Court, when cameras recorded the frenetic operation of the entire load-in process. One editor, working alone for six months, was able to create this ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary. The film successfully shows the magnitude of people and material necessary to mount this incredible production. The staging of this concert has been referred to as, ‘…possibly twice the size of any other show done in rock & roll thus far’ (meaning 1980). Perhaps more significant, this performance would be the last for the band with all the original members who recorded the album. In the melee of the breakup, this documentary was archived and forgotten for nearly a quarter century.”

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#1349956
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

What Is Brazil? (1985)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyXADf1fyk - from the Behind The Science Fiction YouTube channel (28 mins.)

“What is this film called Brazil? Find out in this witty documentary.”
This is a promotional film made for Brazil (1985) and has interviews and behind the scenes footage, including filming of a deleted snooker ball eye landscape scene. This was before the film’s release battle with Sid Sheinberg.

IMDb link

Backup link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da4De6UXPNQ

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#1349908
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Jodorowsky’s DUNE (2013)
http://www.documentarymania.com/playerf.php?title=Jodorowsky Dune - video embedded in page (1 hr. and 28 mins.)
There’s a captions button (CC) on the video for the non-English parts

The blurb:
“Alejandro Jodorowsky’s daring and psychedelic films of the early 1970’s, ‘El Topo’ and ‘The Holy Mountain’, cemented his status as the Godfather of the Midnight Movie. In 1974, he began work on his next film, possibly the most ambitious film ever attempted. In the pre-Star War era, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. His DUNE would star Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro’s own 12 year old son, alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and even Salvador Dali. The team of assembled visual artists were some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud. The groundbreaking special effects were under the control of Dan O’Bannon and the soundtrack would be created by Pink Floyd and the French prog-rock masters, Magma.”

IMDb link


So many feels going on in this one, but I totally understand why this movie couldn’t get made. I wonder if Villeneuve will use any of the concepts and ideas from this… I’m sure he’s seen the “DUNE book”, that massive tome of storyboards and artwork (hell, I’d like to see it!)
Also, there are soooooo many amazing, gorgeous posters made for this movie…

https://www.google.com/search?q=Jodorowsky’s+Dune&tbm=isch&hl=en-US&chips=q:jodorowsky’s+dune,g_1:poster:HoY7jtMawvM%3D&hl=en-US&ved=2ahUKEwi9xoihqtXpAhUNDq0KHXBYDUMQ4lYoAXoECAEQFg&biw=1903&bih=951

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#1349900
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>making-ofs, documentaries, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

The Definitive History of Star Wars (2015)
http://www.documentarymania.com/playerf.php?title=The Definitive History of Star Wars - video embedded in page (45 mins.)

The blurb:
“To get us in the mood for the launch of the seventh Star Wars film, discover its Definitive History. Documentary taking a behind-the-scene look at how the world’s biggest, multi-billion pound movie series came into existence. Featuring rare interviews with Star Wars producers Gary Kurtz and Robert Watts and insights from those members of the creative team who won Oscars making the visual effects. Plus, a few little-known and surprising facts surrounding the film franchise.”

IMDb link

Backup link (from YouTube):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlKY7q6QN4

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#1349891
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

The Making of “The Silence of the Lambs” Featurette (1991)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VahgGuLjq8A - from the FilmXtra47 YouTube channel (8 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“This brief throwback piece focused on interview snippets from Hopkins, Demme, Glenn, Foster, FBI agent John Douglas and another unnamed FBI agent.”

IMDb link


Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of The Silence of the Lambs (2001)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMR79YqYP5c - from the DVDbytes YouTube channel (1 hr. and 3 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Oscar winning thriller, prepared for its tenth anniversary. Includes interviews with star Anthony Hopkins, as well as other members of the cast and crew, giving their views on the experience of creating this masterpiece of terror and suspense.”

IMDb link


The Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs (2010)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x294fxa - Part 1 (58.5 mins)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x294fr4 - Part 2 (32 mins.) - from the Samuel Fly dailymotion channel

The blurb (from IMDb):
“With interviews from cast and crew, including stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and director Jonathan Demme, you’ll hear how a film with a young director trained in B-movies and cheesy comedies managed to make one of the most chilling films in decades, and how a studio in the midst of collapse could turn out a film that took the box office and Oscars by storm. We’ll also examine how Foster was able to make the transition from child star to silver screen sensation, and how an all-but-retired Hopkins was coerced back into the Hollywood scene to create one of the most indelible villains in film history.”

IMDb link

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#1348613
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Final Cut: The Making & Unmaking of Heaven’s Gate (2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnG-KZwrCxs - from the Cinema Garmonbozia YouTube channel (1 hr. and 16 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven’s Gate (1980), the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.”

IMDb link

Backup link (playlist):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdcRiPLp4oU&list=PLA0E695232307E38E

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#1348156
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

Star Wars Trilogy Parodies!

Hardware Wars (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccfbw2RJ3ow - from the Slaughter Player YouTube channel (13 mins.)

This has more than likely been posted somewhere on this site before, maybe many many many times
before (as it’s the most obvious of all Star Wars parodies besides Spaceballs)… but I couldn’t
find it on here. So here it is again, as it relates to my post.

If you don’t know, this is the OG Star Wars parody. Many have come after (and did better IMO), but
this one is the first.

There’s also an unauthorized “Special Edition” version released in 1997 (13.5 mins.) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYOSZwe8Ibk

IMDb link


Holiday Race for Space - Taylor Wines Promotional Film (1978)
https://www.scenicroutetx.com/dallas/ - video embedded in page (21 mins.)

This one was hard to find. The one from youtube is long gone but I found it complete in 2 other places
as an embedded video.

The blurb (from the texasarchive.org site) :
“This marketing film from Dallas Production Company, Bill Stokes Associates, highlights the impact of
new ideas and new material for Taylor Wines as they compete in the 1978 “Holiday Race for Space,” a
somewhat inexplicable marketing scheme that is described with the aid of “Metal Man” and “Shorty,” an
obvious homage to Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2. Join the marketing team at Taylor Wines as
they look at new packaging and displays, and Metal Man and Shorty dance to groovy 70s tunes and get
love from the ladies! Also included are previews of the new Taylor Wine holiday commercials, one of
which features jazz pianist Count Basie.”

gizmodo article:
https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-1978-wine-infomercial-could-be-the-most-shameless-1704499547

Backup link (has Texas flag watermark in bottom right corner):
https://texasarchive.org/2013_00495


The Empire Cracks Back (1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUa8WXEsBmI - from the Superseven / Sandra West & More! YouTube channel (16.5 mins.)

The blurb:
“A long time ago, in a city far far away…
THE EMPIRE CRACKS BACK
It is a dark time in indie filmmaking. It is a time before film school, before 16mm, before PC’s or
Mac’s, before the internet, before HD home cameras, before CGI and After Effects, before computer
editing software. It is a dark time, of Super 8 sound movies and cameras, of getting film developed
at the local drug store and editing it with a splicer and tape on a Super 8 viewer with a 6 inch
screen and a magnifying glass!..Of literally scratching the film emulsion to create blaster rays and
light sabre effects. From this dark time comes my Star Wars parody, “The Empire Cracks Back”, my epic
Super 8 opus shot in early 1981. Made by a bunch of 19 year olds with lofty ambitions, no money, cool
home made costumes and props and a Millenium Falcon cockpit I built in my basement. The folks at ILM
liked it. After sending them a VHS copy, I got a call one night from Bill George (One of the chief
model builders at ILM) and he told me that they thought it was hilarious. They were on a break from
shooting the tunnel chase sequence from “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom” and popped the tape
in. It was also shown at a bunch of comic book and sci conventions in the early to mid 80’s. Crudely
made, with some “Airplane” style humor guaranteed to offend and piss off somebody!
And now for your viewing pleasure, in glorious regular D, with scratches and all comes…”


Jedi Lite (1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLfNnFdZDAc - also from the Superseven / Sandra West & More! YouTube channel (1 min. 35 sec.)

The blurb:
“My 16mm, college film 2 project. A beer commercial parody set in the “Star Wars” universe, with all the familiar characters!”

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#1347148
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Samuel Fuller and The Big Red One (1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srVJsCRJJLc - from the Thys Ockersen YouTube channel (1 hr. 16 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“A documentary chronicling the filming of Samuel Fuller’s 1980 war film, ‘The Big Red One’. Included are clips from the film and interviews with the cast and crew.”

IMDb link


I really like the “Reconstruction” cut of The Big Red One. It’s one of the very few times I’ve seen a good movie turn into a great one by adding a few key scenes back in.

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#1346655
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

Raiders of the Lost Ark featurette in HD (1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D1iKFHZvc4 - from the Wright House Media YouTube channel (10 mins.)

The blurb:
“Original promotional featurette to Raiders from 1981. Includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, & Robert Watts. Plus a look at the making of a lot of the classic sequences that make up the film including the truck chase, the snake pit, a blink & you’ll miss it deleted scene between Indiana & the swordsman, & a truck explosion on the final shooting day of production.”

Backup link in SD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N7T9hwr2NE


Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark (TV special, 1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8w4m_i07iM - from the IntermissionSociety YouTube channel (48 mins.)

The blurb:
“Awesome 1981 television special hosted by Harrison Ford on the making of the film plus an overview of the history of stunt work in the movies.”

IMDb link


… and also, this wonderful thing…

Raiding The Lost Ark: A Filmumentary By Jamie Benning (2012)
https://vimeo.com/36011979 - from the Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning Vimeo channel (2 hrs. and 23 mins.)

An exhaustive fan-made “filmumentary” made up of interviews, commentary, cut scenes and behind the scenes footage that run alongside the original film.

An interview with the creator:
https://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/nov/19/rants-and-raves-raiding-lost-art-filmumentary/

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#1345455
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

60 Millionen für Phantásien - Wie die ‘unendliche Geschichte’ ins Kino kam (1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atZSu4_iA0o - Part 1 (14.5 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVkOf7kKXgs - Part 2 (14.5 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwcX8FNXxOU - Part 3 (15 mins.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQxOTh6sX9w - Part 4 (13 mins.) - from the BTATSrandy YouTube channel

The blurb:
“Documentary about the Neverending Story with Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver and Tami Stronach. In German.”
This version has English subtitles.

Full version without English subtitles from the Pascal Parvex YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD9tbQLM6iE

IMDb link


Re-imagining The NeverEnding Story (2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4DP2rDAoRA - from the Michael_Sku_Wif YouTube channel (25 mins.)

The blurb:
“A 2014 documentary about The Never Ending Story (1984) with interviews with some cast and crew.”

IMDb link

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#1342508
Topic
Flash Gordon Rumor
Time

This might be my favorite movie of all time. It’s the first movie I remember seeing on the big screen. It was amazing. I saw the 4K trailer on youtube yesterday and watched it like 10 times. I’m finally able to watch 4k stuff now, just got a new TV. This will be a day 1 purchase for me, definitely springing for that box set in August. The colors, the Queen music, Ming, the quotable dialog… everything in this movie is a gift!

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#1341438
Topic
Making-Of Documentaries - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
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That Labyrinth doc is great. I went to a screening of the movie on January 8th (Bowie’s birthday) and, though I’ve seen it a hundred or so times, I always find some little detail I never noticed before. This time it was in a shot panning around Sarah’s room, in the foreground is a wooden Labyrinth board game where you had to use knobs on the sides to tilt the board and make the small metal ball-bearing get to the end of the maze without falling in a hole… I used to get those for Christmas fairly consistantly, probably had like 7 or 8 of them at one point, heh. Also, I’d never seen that Krull featurette before! It was a peculiar but welcome choice to use Tom Bosley (the dad from Happy Days, David the Gnome) as the narrator for that.