Today in Movie Culture: Steven Spielberg's Universal Studios Tour, 'Fantastic Four' Franchise Parody and More

Today in Movie Culture: Steven Spielberg's Universal Studios Tour, 'Fantastic Four' Franchise Parody and More

Jun 29, 2016

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

 

Studio Tour of the Day:

Steven Spielberg guides us on a fascinating tour of the Universal Studios backlot, with focus on his history there and the remaining sets from his movies (via /Film):

 

Superhero Franchise Parody of the Day:

The Fantastic Four face their greatest nemesis, the Fox studio executive, in this sad animated parody from Dorkly:

 

Experiment of the Day: 

Vanity Fair had people describe criminal characters from Pulp FictionHeat, and Pineapple Express to a forensic sketch artist to see how well he'd draw them:

 

Casting Interpretation of the Day: 

With Kellan Lutz rumored to be up for He-Man in Masters of the Universe, here's BossLogic's depiction of what that could look like from a few months ago (via Twitter):

 

Fan Art of the Day:

Did you love the otters in Finding Dory? Then you'll love the papercraft tribute to the adorable characters shown being made here:

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Ruth Warrick, who was born on this date 100 years ago, shares the frame with Orson Welles for a publicity still from Citizen Kane:

 

Industry Craftsman of the Day:

In the latest Academy Originals showcase, meet makeup effects artist Howard Berger, who won an Oscar for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

Jorge Luengo put together a supercut of Martin Scorsese's close-up shots and it's a collage of time, money, drugs, guns, religion, and art:

 

Production Company Celebration of the Day:

Kartemquin Pictures, one of the most notable producers of documentaries in America (including Hoop Dreams) turned 50 this year. Here's a great anniversary highlight reel (via Indiewire): 

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 15th anniversary of the releaes of Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Watch the first teaser for the sci-fi film below.

 

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