Today in Movie Culture: Why Heath Ledger's Joker Is the Best, How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Really Ends and More

Today in Movie Culture: Why Heath Ledger's Joker Is the Best, How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Really Ends and More

Aug 23, 2016

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

 

Movie Praise of the Day:

It's a big honor to get an Honest Trailer that is actually positive, and the latest rarity is for The Jungle Book, which is new to home video today:

 

Screenwriting Lesson of the Day: 

With a new, unpopular portrayal of The Joker currently in theaters, Michael Tucker looks at why the character works so well, as written, in The Dark Knight:

 

Alternate Ending of the Day: 

See what happens to Imperator Furiosa after the end of Mad Max: Fury Road in this animated parody:

 

Redone Movie of the Day:

Watch The Revenant remade in animated 8-bit video game form: 

 

Fan Theories of the Day:  

Cracked presents five movie villains with argument for why they're really the good guys:

 

Vintage Image of the Day: 

River Phoenix, who was born on this date in 1970, gets direction from Rob Reiner on the set of Stand By Me, which turned 30 this month: 

 

Cosplay of the Day: 

Learn how to cosplay with your friends as the Silent Hill nurse care of this tutorial by AWE me: 

 

Genre Studies of the Day: 

Jack Nugent of Now You See It illustrates why jump scares are not a good cinematic device:

 

Filmmaker in Focus: 

The following video essay by Joost Broeren and Sander Spies focuses on how Steven Spielberg features dinner table scenes in all his movies (via The Playlist): 

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 20th anniversary of the release of John Frankenheimer's The Island of Dr. Moreau. Watch the original trailer for the movie, which stars Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer, below.  

 

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