Artist Jeff Desom is apparently a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock's work. He also is an accomplished video editor and post-production polisher who decided to make a visual art installation by taking all of the shots of the courtyard in Rear Window, digitally stitch them together, stabilize for camera movement and then let them play out in time lapse. It's the kind of thing that reads like an unnecessary bit of overzealous fandom, but once you hit play on the below video, you'll quickly realize the final product is really something to behold.
For more information, check out Jeff Desom's personal website. [via AICN]
And from a painstaking tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, we find ourselves faced with India's new pain-inducing big screen badass, Rowdy Rathore. Of course, Bollywood has been crafting their own action heroes for years, but lately their production values and shooting styles have grown closer and closer to more commercial, Hollywood styles, and if the result is we get to watch a dude with a pencil-thin mustache slam people into the ground in super slow motion, when not living his life as a swinging bachelor, then I'm all for it.
And from ass-kicking Indian cops we find ourselves faced with a pair of ass-kicking British cops in The Sweeney. Directed by The Football Factory's Nick Love, this is a big screen adaptation of a beloved British cop series that finds Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (AKA the rapper Plan B) as two cops who specialize in violent crimes and who, thankfully, don't play by the rules. Check out the first trailer below, and if it looks up your alley, know that The Playlist points out it's months away from release but a sequel is already in the works.