Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Meets 'The Shining,' Early Jacques Rivette and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Meets 'The Shining,' Early Jacques Rivette and More

Jan 29, 2016

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

 

Movie Recap of the Day:

Watch a cute cartoon recap of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 60 seconds (via Devour):

 

Mashup of the Day:

In case you haven't seen enough weird remixes of The Shining scenes this week, here's a funny mashup with Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

 

Impersonation of the Day:

Josh Robert Thompson does a hilariously good impression of George Lucas in this weird fake interview (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Filmmaking Discussion of the Day:

Watch Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, Rachel Morrison and Alex Ross Perry discuss filmmaking aesthetics at Sundance:

 

Movie Truth of the Day:

Speaking of Christopher Nolan, The Film Theorists explain how Batman really destroyed Gotham City at the end of The Dark Knight Rises:

 

Classic Short Film of the Day:

Pay your respects to New Wave master Jacques Rivette, who has died at age 87, by watching his early short film Le Coup du Berger (Fool's Mate):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Charlie Chaplin and his guest Albert Einstein at the premiere of City Lights, which turns 85 this weekend:

 

Before They Were Stars:

See Vin Diesel sell Street Sharks action figures at a 1994 toy fair before he broke out as a movie star (via /Film):

 

Actors in the Spotlight:

The latest episode of No Small Parts, a celebration of character actors, spotlights the people who played "it" in It Follows:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 30th anniversary of The Best of Times. Watch the original trailer for the comedy starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell below.

 

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