Today in Movie Culture: 'IT' Opening Redone in Lego, How Movies Get Smart People All Wrong and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'IT' Opening Redone in Lego, How Movies Get Smart People All Wrong and More

Sep 22, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Redone Scene of the Day:

We've already seen Lego remakes of the IT trailer and the projector scene, so here's another recreating the opening sequence:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Cracked lists five things that Hollywood gets wrong about smart people, such as characters in Good Will Hunting and The Social Network:

 

Poster Homage of the Day:

This week's official Stranger Things nostalgia-influenced posters pays tribute to The Goonies:

 

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Kyle Hill scientifically explains how dense Legolas of the Lord of the Rings movies has to be to walk atop snow:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Ethan Coen, who turned 60 this week, with brother Joel on the set of Raising Arizona in 1986:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Quentin Tarantino's very limited use of helicopter shots is highlighted in this humorous supercut from Vashi Nedomansky:

 

Actor in the Spotlight:

For Fandor, Monica Delgado showcases the physical states of mother! star Javier Bardem: 

 

Storytelling Lesson of the Day:

In this video essay from Jack's Movie Reviews, Baby Driver's storytelling is analyzed through a break down of the car chase sequences and the screenplay's structure (via /Film):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Most Elsa cosplayers go for the same blue dress from the movie, but here's someone influenced by the short film Frozen Fever:

 

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Watch the original trailer for the classic Western below. 

 

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