Today in Movie Culture: Preserving Muppets, Celebrating Video Stores, Respecting Michael Bay and More

Today in Movie Culture: Preserving Muppets, Celebrating Video Stores, Respecting Michael Bay and More

Sep 25, 2015

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

 

Muppet Love of the Day:

See how Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts are preserving and conserving artifacts from their Jim Henson collection, including puppets from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal (via Cat Hicks):

 

Book Trailer of the Day:

Tom Roston's new book I Lost It At the Video Store is a must for movie fans, and it has a trailer to prove this:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

With all the Prometheus sequel updates in the news, here's a great fan drawing titled "Alien Isolation" (via Amazing Fan Art):

 

Soundtrack Supercut of the Day:

Filmscalpel has mashed together a handful of movie scenes set to Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings," including The Elephant Man and Amelie:

 

Movie Studio Logo Reveal of the Day:

To unveil their new logo as Aardman Nathan Love, the union of Aardman Animation and Nathan Love, the company produced this epic new animated short (via Design Taxi):

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Max Tohline uses 100 movies to show how editing is the punctuation of cinema in this 20-minute video essay (via The Playlist):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Joan Crawford comes out of the shadows in Mildred Pierce, which brought the actress her only Academy Award. The movie premiered 70 years ago today. 

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

CineFix shows us why we should respect Michael Bay, even if we dislike him and his movies:

 

Movie Viewing Question of the Day:

Is it okay to watch Netflix at work if it's okay to watch a YouTube video at work? College Humor asks by depicting the situation:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway. Watch the original trailer below.

 

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