Today in Movie Culture: James Bond Meets 'Star Wars,' Cool Lightsaber Stunts and More

Today in Movie Culture: James Bond Meets 'Star Wars,' Cool Lightsaber Stunts and More

Dec 31, 2015

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

 

Alternate Universe Movie Poster of the Day:

This fan-made poster for a fake movie called "Starkiller" is inspired by 007 star Daniel Craig's masked cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (via Live for Films):

 

Cosplay of the Day:

Don't try any of this at home with real lightsabers or you'll cut your own arm off (via Fashionably Geek):

 

Fan-Made Toys of the Day:

An Instagram user is recreating moments of 2015 with Barbie dolls, and here's one for part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (via Design Taxi):

 

2015: When Women ruled the galaxy. #starwarstheforceawakens #starwars #rey #leia #leiaorgana #boxoffice #jjabrams

A photo posted by adollworldafterall (@adollworldafterall) on

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Watch a fan do a quick drawing of Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

 

Mashup of the Day:

This Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan art takes some inspiration from another hit Disney property, Frozen (via /Film):

 

Classic Cartoon of the Day:

Today is the 60th anniversary of the theatrical release of the classic animated short One Froggy Evening. Watch the Chuck Jones-helmed cartoon, which introduced us to Michigan J. Frog, in full below.

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Every Frame a Painting shows how great directors employ ensemble staging so they don't have to cut so much:

 

End of Year Recap of the Day:

Here's another video essay specific to the movies of 2015 and how they played with the notion of framing:

 

Movie Trivia of the Day:

Many movies recycle sound effects, like the famous Wilhelm Scream. Here are ten notable examples:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 50th anniversary of the theatrical release of Doctor Zhivago. Watch the original trailer for the David Lean epic below.

 

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