Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Credits Designs, 'Rocky Horror' Reunion and More

Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Credits Designs, 'Rocky Horror' Reunion and More

Oct 07, 2015

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

 

Alternate Credits of the Day: 

The end credits for Avengers: Age of Ultron were designed by motion graphics studio Perception, which pitched a few ideas to Marvel. See some of their other designs and the chosen version below and see more videos and images from the project at /Film.

 

Cast Reunion of the Day: 

In their latest wrangling of various classic TV and movie casts, Entertainment Weekly rounded up Tim CurrySusan SarandonBarry BostwickMeat Loaf and Patricia Quinn for a 40th anniversary update on the ensemble of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  

 

Supercut of the Day: 

For Slate, supercut master Jacob T. Swinney collects shots of characters at key moments of revelation, including scenes from Se7enShutter Island, The Others, Soylent Green,The Sixth SenseThe Shawshank Redemption and more:

 

Professional Art of the Day:

Alex Ross painted this beautifully crowded poster for the 35th anniversary of Flash Gordon, which is coming in December (via Film School Rejects):

 

Oscar-nominated Cartoon of the Day:

Today is the 65th anniversary of the theatrical release of Canary Row, an Oscar-nominated Merrie Melodies animated short from director Friz Freleng and starring the characters Sylvester and Tweety. Watch the full cartoon (which lost the Academy Award to another Merrie Melodies short starring Pepe le Pew) below. 


 

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Charlton Heston is Michaelangelo and Rex Reed is Pope Julius II in Carol Reed's The Agony and the Ecstasy, which hit theaters on this day 50 years ago.

 

Movie Comparison of the Day: 

In his video essay "Hands & Feet," Fernando Andres shows how Whiplash is a perfect companion to Black Swan (via Live for Films):

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

At Channel Criswell, Lewis Bond has a new video essay on Japan's most famous animator. Watch "Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity" below (via First Showing).

 

Cosplay of the Day:

We can never have too much Mad Max: Fury Road cosplay, especially when it's not just Furiosa but also her cargo (via Fashionably Geek): 

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Private Benjamin premiered in New York City on this day 35 years ago (opening in theaters three days later). Watch the original trailer for the comedy, which received Oscar nominations for stars Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan and the original screenplay by Nancy MeyersCharles Shyer and Harvey Miller, below.

 

 

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