Charles Chaplin (aka the tramp) circa 1918
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I think I’ve only ever watched a bit of one Werner Herzog film ever. But I love this little bit from him.
Watch The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser in full with subtitles here:
Japan’s first robot buddy cop movie, a silent film released in 1919, was shown only once, to an assembly of wealthy land owners in Tokyo.
When the film ended, the audience demand for affordable giant robots to work their fields and control the peasants was so insistent, emperor Hirohito had the only copy of the film impounded and destroyed to prevent the idea from capturing the public’s imagination.
Today, this photo is all that remains of the film’s existence. Even the title of the movie has been lost to history.
Bond writers confirm their departure from the franchise: ‘We were going to stop after Quantum. Is nice to go out on a high with Skyfall’
Life before Bond. Screenwriting duo reveal past projects before writing 007: ‘Elton John steals 11 world class footballer and plays them against a team of robots on another planet’
Doha, Qatar; November 19, 2012: As Skyfall becomes the most successful Bond film in its 23 film history, British screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade took part in a master class at the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) to lift the lid on writing for one of the iconic film franchises of all time.
“When we were originally asked to come in to meet the Bond people, we weren’t expecting to be walking straight into a meeting with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson” said Neal Purvis, describing the moment they first started collaborating with franchise’s producers. “Usually there are many other layers of people that stop you getting to the head honchos and we certainly were not expecting to be kept around for 15 years”
This is a stunning stop motion short that makes use of light and shade - no fancy CGI, no complicated animatronics. Just the best light source in the world… The Sun.
I’m not sure how much longer it’ll be online so watch it as soon as you can.