Today in Movie Culture: Homemade 'Batman v Superman' Trailer, 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Real Life and More

Today in Movie Culture: Homemade 'Batman v Superman' Trailer, 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Real Life and More

Aug 26, 2015

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

 

Trailer Redo of the Day:

Get pumped for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all over again with this sweded version of the movie's trailer:

 

Star Wars of the Day:

Here's another trailer redo, this one for The Empire Strikes Back made in the style of the Star Wars: Force Awakens spot (via Live for Films):

 

Movie Memorabilia of the Day:

Forget real-life or replica hoverboards, wouldn't you rather have a replica of Marty's '80s skateboard from Back to the Future? Now you can (via /Film):

 

Classic Movies Up Close:

Film-Drunk Love has isolated all the shots of streets in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver "to explore New York from the point of Travis Bickle through the streets he roams...the places he considers filthy or pure" (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

If you want more movies up close, here's a look at Steve McQueen's use of close-ups specifically on hands and fingers for character development (via Cinematic Montage Creators):

 

Scene Analysis of the Day:

Today's real film studies lesson comes to you from Roger Corman, who in this old video analyzes the Odessa Steps scene from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (via Filmmaker IQ):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Satyajit Ray directs the wonderful Chunibala Devi for Pather Panchali, which debuted in Indian cinemas on this day 60 years ago. 

 

Fan Theory of the Day:

If you're not familiar with the Harry Potter fan theory that Dumbledore is the embodiment of death, Dan Casey breaks it down for Nerdist:

 

If Movies Were Real:

Check out a fake documentary that might actually exist if the events of The Dark Knight Rises happened in real life:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

15 years ago today, David Mamet's underrated Hollywood satire State and Main premiered at the Montreal Film Festival, giving us a necessary distinction between fun and entertainment ("if you don't make it yourself, it ain't fun..."). Watch the original trailer below.

 

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