Today in Movie Culture: Luke Skywalker's Secret Back Story, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and More

Today in Movie Culture: Luke Skywalker's Secret Back Story, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and More

Jun 22, 2016

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


Character Back Story of the Day:

Find out what Luke Skywalker was doing all alone on that island for years before Rey arrived in this animated Star Wars parody (via Geek Tyrant):


Casting Rendering of the Day:

With Bryan Cranston cast as Zordon in Power Rangers, Boss Logic shows us what that might look like (via Twitter):


Film Studies Lesson of the Day:

With Independence Day: Resurgence out this week, the script for the original Independence Day is examined and appreciated by Lessons From the Screenplay: 


Movie Comparison of the Day:

Speaking of Independence Day, here is Couch Tomato with 24 reasons Pacific Rim is the same movie:


Vintage Image of the Day:

Billy Wilder, who was born on this day in 1906, directs Marilyn Monroe in her iconic pose from 1955's The Seven Year Itch


Film History Lesson of the Day:

The Glowing Screen spotlights Die Hard's place in the history of cinema and how it changed Hollywood:


Classic Cartoon of the Day:

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Merrie Melodies animated short Hollywood Daffy. Watch the movie fan's delight in full below.


Make-Up Transformation of the Day:

What you see here is animation on a person's body and face, in tribute to Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro. See more and a making-of video at Fashionably Geek.


Filmmaker in Focus:

Room 237 presents a supercut of scenes in Christopher Nolan films featuring characters in backlight (via Cinematic Montage Creators):


Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Watch the original trailer for the movie, which stars famous couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, below. 




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