Today in Movie Culture: The Fake Real Story Behind 'The Karate Kid,' Musical 'Return of the Jedi' Mashup and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Fake Real Story Behind 'The Karate Kid,' Musical 'Return of the Jedi' Mashup and More

Jul 29, 2016

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

 

Movie Reality of the Day:

Using rehearsal and behind the scenes footage, this fake documentary parodying The Karate Kid pretends it's a true story and claims that Daniel was a real jerk in real life (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Mashup of the Day:

It's shocking nobody has made a mashup of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors and the Sarlacc Pit from Return of the Jedi before now (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Watch a little boy cosplaying as Kylo Ren at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios chosen to lead a couple of Stormtroopers and then get special treatment at the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction (via /Film):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

William Powell, who was born on this date in 1892, and Clara Bow, who was born on this date in 1905, in a still from the lost 1926 silent film The Runaway:

 

Film History of the Day:

Court of Source chronicles the history of drug culture's depiction on screen going all the way back to 1894:

 

Movie Trivia of the Day: 

In honor of the summer being halfway over, CineFix shares seven things you might not know about Jaws:

 

Screenwriting Lesson of the Day:

Lessons From the Screenplay looks at the art of character writing using American Beauty, scripted by Alan Ball, as an example:

 

Alternate Poster of the Day:

Did you know E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was originally titled A Boy's Life? See more classic movie posters featuring their original titles at One Perfect Shot.

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

The latest 1,000,000 Frames video from Candice Drouet is a montage of all of Stanley Kubrick's favorite films, including SolarisRashomon and The Silence of the Lambs (via One Perfect Shot):

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend is the 30th anniversary of the release of Flight of the Navigator. Watch the original trailer for the family sci-fi film, which clearly features a different voice for Max, below.

 

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