Today in Movie Culture: What Makes a Sundance Movie, the Costumes of 'Phantom Thread' and More

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes a Sundance Movie, the Costumes of 'Phantom Thread' and More

Jan 19, 2018

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


Festival Guide of the Day:

For IMDb, filmmaker Kevin Smith explains the five essential ingredients of a Sundance movie:


Craftsman of the Day:

Meet costume designer Mark Bridges and see his work on Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread:


Mashup of the Day:

Is Rocket Raccoon the galactic MacGyver of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Darth Blender mashes Guardians of the Galaxy with a classic TV show:


Movie Comparison of the Day:

Watch clips from The Walk side by side from actual footage of the same real-life events in the documentary Man on Wire:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Tippi Hedren, who turns 88 today, with assistant director Foster Phinney and co-star "Buddy" the raven on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds in 1962:


Actors in the Spotlight:

This supercut alternates between clips of Owen Wilson saying "wow" and Matthew McConaughey saying "alright":


Filmmaker in Focus: 

The Royal Ocean Film Society celebrates the brilliant work of Who Framed Roger Rabbit animation director Richard Williams and his talent for fluid movement:


Video Essay of the Day:

Darren Foley of Must See Films examines the darkest Disney animated classic, Pinocchio, in this video essay:


Cosplay of the Day:

Animals cosplaying is adorable anytime but especially when it's as an animal character, like this fuzzy Zootopia fan:



Classic Trailer of the Day:

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Gods and Monsters premiering at Sundance. Watch the original trailer for the classic Hollywood biopic below.




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