Tag: making of movies

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Punch a Hole in the Sky

An oral history of The Right Stuff.

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Interview: Richard Linklater

“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”

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They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.

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Cinema Tarantino

The making of Pulp Fiction.

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Soul Men

Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.

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The Ride of a Lifetime

The making of Thelma & Louise.

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The Godfather Wars

The battle to make The Godfather pitted director Francis Ford Coppola against producers including Robert Evans, and the production itself against the real life mob.

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Woody Allen: Rabbit Running

A profile of an up-and-coming director:

Well, according to Woody, his ascent has been a series of painful falls. Success hasn't changed him, Allen insists: he's still a schlemiel. "I'm afraid of the dark and suspicious of the light," he says. "I have an intense desire to return to the womb—anybody's." Ineptitude, Woody goes on, is a family curse.

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Blow-Up

An oral history of director Michael Bay.

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Badlands: An Oral History

On the eve of the release of The Tree of Life, a look back at the turbulent making of Terence Malick’s debut.

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"I Am So, Like, Sick of Movies and Shit"

After a final film, Kevin Smith is going to retire to a life of podcasting and speaking tours. Or so he says.

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On the Set of Apocalypse Now

It was the middle of the day in the steamy Philippine jungle and the sun was merciless. Director Francis Ford Coppola, dressed in rumpled white Mao pajamas, was slowly making his way upriver in a motor launch.