Today in Movie Culture: The Death of Widescreen, John Malkovich as David Lynch and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Death of Widescreen, John Malkovich as David Lynch and More

Sep 27, 2016

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


Video Essay of the Day:

For Slate, Dan Kois and Jacob T. Swinney examine what vertical video means for the future of widescreen movies:


Scene Re-creations of the Day: 

In the trailer for Psychogenic Fugue and the "Playing Lynch" project, John Malkovich re-creates scenes and characters from the works of David Lynch including Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. Plus Lynch himself. See a full clip of Malkovich as Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks at Indiewire.


Movie Homages of the Day:

Wisecrack highlights the movies that inspired Mr. Robot, including Fight Club and The Matrix


Movie Takedown of the Day:

Warcraft may have heroes and villains on both sides, but Honest Trailers slams the whole movie without seeing its perspective:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Gwyneth Paltrow, who was born on this day in 1972, shows some teeth in her first movie, the 1991 John Travolta musical Shout:


Movie Comparison of the Day: 

In the latest episode of Film Theory, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is compared to Harry Potter and X-Men, with regards to just the magical schools in the movies: 


Filmmaker in Focus:

What is the definition of "Burtonesque"? For Fandor Keyframe, Philip Brubaker looks at the core elements of a Tim Burton movie (via One Perfect Shot):


Cosplay of the Day:

Amber Arden dresses as Snow White as The Rocketeer in this mashup of two Disney characters (via Fashionably Geek):


Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of mashups involving Disney Princesses, here's Ariel from The Little Mermaid as Aquaman (via /Film):


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of The Fisher King. Watch the original trailer for Terry Gilliam's fantasy drama below.  




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