The audience is led to believe that Vincent and Mia won the dance contest at the Jack Rabbit Slim's restaurant. But late in the film, when Butch is returning to get his watch, there's a radio bulletin about the trophy having been stolen. #pulpfiction #filmmaking101 #filmmakingcourse #filmschool101 #onlinefilmacademy
Before Kubrick rolled motion picture cameras on some of the most riveting images in film history, he took to the streets of New York City to do the same for photojournalism. The director was only 16 years old when he sold his first snapshot to Look, the magazine he’d shoot over 27,000 photos for, from 1945 to 1950. Depicting a newspaper salesman surrounded by "FDR is dead!" headlines, the photo defined his style: Though he stumbled upon the image in the wild, Kubrick "directed" the composition, working with the subject until he nailed the facial expression. The future director would do this again and again, most noticeably in a series on New York’s subway system. While many of the photos would catch the hustle and bustle of daily life, Kubrick sprinkled in calculated moments of intimacy, often between friends he recruited for the job. #onlinefilmacademy #filmschool101 #filmmakingcourse #filmmaking101 #kubrick #filmtrivia
Many of his movies such as 8½ (1963) or Fellini Satyricon (1969) are influenced by the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and his ideas on the "anima" and the "animus", the role of archetypes and the collective unconscious. #onlinefilmacademy #filmschool101 #filmmakingcourse #filmmaking101 #filmschool #filmtrivia
The Kid is notable for combining comedy and drama. As the opening title says: "A picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear." The most famous and enduring sequence in the film is the Tramp's desperate rooftop pursuit of the agents from the orphanage who had taken the child, and their emotional reunion. #filmmaking101 #filmmakingcourse #filmschool101 #onlinefilmacademy
Leon: The Professional is a 1994 thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno as the titular mob hitman; Gary Oldman as corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield; a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered; and Danny Aiello as Tony, the mobster who gives the hitman his assignments. An undeniably tender moment in this film comes when Leon accompaines 12 year-old Mathilda, carrying his houseplant down an empty 7th Avenue. The pair are on their way to a new hotel, where she hopes that he will allow her to assist him in his next assassination. #onlinefilmacademy #filmmakers #filmmakinglife #filmmakingcourse #filmmaking101 #filmschool101 #filmschool
Psycho was Alfred Hitchcock's most successful film, financially speaking. It made $32 million at the North American box office during it first theatrical release, off of a production budget of approximately $807,000. Hitchcock's next biggest hits were Rear Window, which grossed about $27.5 million in 1954, and Notorious, which made approximately $24.5 million in 1946. #filmmaking101 #filmmakingcourse #filmmakinglife #onlinefilmacademy #filmmakers
Brando, Pacino, Coppola. In the film’s opening scene, Vito is famously seen holding a cat. Amazingly this was a stray - there was no cat in the original script. Francis Ford Coppola found it while walking through the lot at Paramount Studios and wrote it into the movie. Its ludicrously loud purring muffled some of Brando’s lines, which meant they had to be looped over. #onlinefilmacademy #filmadvice #filmschool #alpacino #marlonbrando #francisfordcoppola
Perhaps one of his most famous quotations, Hitchcock also seemed to delight in that suffering. His work echoed a sentiment that putting people on the edge of their seats was the furthest back he wanted them. The climaxes of Vertigo and others are strong examples, but consider flicks like Rope and Rear Window where he shows us the danger early and spends the entire film — an entire damned runtime — stewing in the possibility of getting caught or seeing a loved one murdered by a violent man. These are testaments to a intractable dedication to producing gooseflesh. There’s no more invested audience than one that shares each emotional or physical threat with the character — and Hitchcock managed to do it without resorting to cheap tricks or sensationalism. #hitchcock #filmschool #onlinefilmacademy #filmadvice
Philip Marlowe is a hard-drinking, tough-talking private detective created by Raymond Chandler. In the Big Sleep Marlowe is played by Humphrey Bogart where he is summoned by the dying General Sternwood, Philip Marlowe is asked to deal with several problems that are troubling his family. the case becomes more complex every second, murder, blackmail, and what might be be mistaken for love are what follows. #onlinefilmacademy #filmnoir #filmschool #filmshoot
Anthony Hopkins had the idea of Lecter dressing in white because it would remind people of dentists and doctors, people who made them feel automatically apprehensive.
By most accounts, everyone was crazy about Grace Kelly. According to James Stewart, "Everybody just sat around and waited for her to come in the morning, so we could just look at her/ She was kind to everybody, so considerate, just great, and so beautiful." Stewart also praised her instinctive acting ability and her "complete understanding of the way motion picture acting is carried out."
Despite the famous shot, Hepburn didn’t care much for Danish. According to a 1960 New York Times report, “Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.”
Léon boasts Academy Award winner Natalie Portman's motion picture debut. She was 11-years-old when she was cast from a group of more than 2000 girls. Portman was originally turned down by casting director Todd Thaler because she was so young, but she was called back when the search expanded. She performed the scene where Mathilda laments the loss of her brother. Besson was so impressed (Mathilda breaks down during the scene), he gave her the role.