Today in Movie Culture: 'The Shape of Water' VFX Breakdown, Great Cinematography Explained and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'The Shape of Water' VFX Breakdown, Great Cinematography Explained and More

Jan 25, 2018

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


VFX Breakdown of the Day:

The Shape of Water was not nominated for a visual effects Oscar but you can see the magic that went into creating Amphibian Man in this video from Fox Searchlight:


Film Studies Lesson of the Day:

The Academy helps us appreciate their Best Cinematography category with this video about the craft (plus this one and this one):


Cinematographer Showcase:

The work of Rachel Morrison, who just became the first woman nominated for the Oscar for Best Cinematography, is celebrated in the latest Free Cinema Now video essay by Nelson Carvajal:


Hollywood Custom of the Day:

Slate explores the history of American fantasy movies featuring British accents, even from actors who aren't British:


Franchise Guide of the Day:

Revisit the elements of the Pixar's Toy Story trilogy in alphabetical form with this guide from Screen Rant:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Tobe Hooper, who died last summer, would have turned 75 today. Here he is with producer Steven Spielberg actors Craig T. Nelson and James Karen on the set of Poltergeist in 1981:


Filmmaker in Focus:

Moon Film showcases all of Alfred Hitchcock's cameos in his own movies in this look at the famous tradition:


Mashup of the Day:

Dimitreze creates a '90s hip-hop cinematic universe by mashing the rap biopics Notorious and All Eyez on Me together:


Cosplay of the Day:

Couples costumes don't have to be two separate entities, as proven with these Star Wars fans co-cosplaying an AT-AT:



Classic Trailer of the Day:

Yesterday we shared the trailer for The Maze Runner in anticipation of this week's new sequel, and now here's the original trailer for its 2015 follow-up, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials:




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