Today in Movie Culture: George Lucas's Latest 'Star Wars' Tweaks, 40 Years of ILM and More

Today in Movie Culture: George Lucas's Latest 'Star Wars' Tweaks, 40 Years of ILM and More

May 27, 2015

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


For his latest tweak to the original Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas inserts himself into a few of the bigger roles:


Speaking of Lucas, here's a special effects supercut Industrial Light & Magic compiled for their 40th anniversary this month (via Live for Films):


Which of the following places to sleep would you like to actually have, the Star Wars Landspeeder bed or the Ghosbusters Ecto-1 bunk bed (via Dave's Geeky Ideas)?


This video spotlight's George Miller's intense employment of character POV shots in action scenes in his Mad Max movies (via Film School Rejects):


Helena Bonham Carter's character from Fight Club, Marla Singer, now has an action figure (via Topless Robot):


Movie characters sure do get slapped around a lot, as seen in this violent but sometimes funny supercut (via Geek Tyrant):


Watch The Shawshank Redemption redone in 8-bit video game style. This version is probably already listed in the IMDb top 10.


For your next Hawaiian vacation, try to book the beachside home of Lilo from Lilo and Stitch via Airbnb. Check out other fake listings by Disney characters, including Mulanat Design Taxi


And here's another fake listing for a movie location to stay in, Tony Stark's Malibu mansion from the Iron Man movies. Find it at on an Ibiza summer rentals site here.


Today is the 80th anniversary of the classic animated short Springtime Serenade, starring the early Walt Disney co-creation Oswald the Rabbit. Watch the Walter Lantz-helmed toon in full below.



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