Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' Meets Nintendo, 'Blood Simple' Criterion Bonus Feature and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' Meets Nintendo, 'Blood Simple' Criterion Bonus Feature and More

Sep 19, 2016

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

 

Mashup of the Day:

Nintendo characters and gameplay are employed in this first part of a retelling of the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Scene Remake of the Day:

In this video from Free Dad Videos, a 3-year-old girl takes the place of Luke Skywalker during the Death Star trench battle and it's soooo cute (via Design Taxi):

 

Bonus Feature of the Day:

Ahead of the release of their new Blood Simple Blu-ray, the Criterion Collection shares a bonus feature on the film's storyboards, with commentary from Joel and Ethan Coen, Barry Sonnenfeld and Frances McDormand: 

 

Music Performance of the Day:

Watch Angela Lansbury sing "Beauty and the Beast" with piano accompaniment by Alan Menken at a special 25th anniversary screening of Disney's animated feature (via /Film):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Dragon Con is one of the best places to see awesome cosplay, and Sneaky Zebra makes the best cosplay montages, so this video is a total delight: 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Buster Keaton and Francis McDonald in a promotional photo for the Keaton-directed Battling Butler, which debuted in theaters 90 years ago today:

 

Reworked Movie of the Day:

Here's what Monty Python and the Holy Grail would look like if it was a serious, not silly, take on the Arthurian legend:

 

Bad Analysis of the Day:

Learn the hidden meaning of Shrek from an alien from the future who totally misundertands the animated comedy:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Michael Mann's use of windows in his movies is showcased in this video tribute by Matt Adams (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Watch the original trailer for the film below. 

 

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