Film Flam


  1. A on set polaroid from the shooting of Taxi Driver.

The text reads:


  end of wed. — near room

    A on set polaroid from the shooting of Taxi Driver.

    The text reads:

    end of wed. — near room

  2. Punishment Park


  Punishment Park is a 1971 film written and directed by Peter Watkins. It is a pseudo documentary of a British and West German film crew following National Guard soldiers and police as they pursue members of a counterculture group across a desert.

    Punishment Park

    Punishment Park is a 1971 film written and directed by Peter Watkins. It is a pseudo documentary of a British and West German film crew following National Guard soldiers and police as they pursue members of a counterculture group across a desert.

  3. Southern Comfort Trailer (1981) HQ High Quality (by Riftamos)


    Yet another blunt and bloody gem from the nearly flawless Walter Hill filmography.

  4. Adam Savage’s Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton (by Tested)

  5. The Terminator franchise starts and ends with Terminator 2: Judgement Day for me. It might be a generational thing, but I remember seeing the sequel first and it ruining the first film for me.

    Even still, Slate’s investigation into the time signature of the Terminator theme is a fun read.

    From the article:

    To create the Terminator theme, he first set up a rhythm loop on one of the primitive, early-’80s devices he was using. (In those days, Fiedel was firing up a Prophet-10 and an Oberheim.) He recorded samples of himself whacking a frying pan to create the clanking sounds. Then he played melodic riffs on a synthesizer over the looped beat.

    All to create an ominous, and foreboding opening theme.

  6. Two stills which don’t even look similar from movies that have nothing to do with each other but I wanted to put them together because of reasons aka as cinema mirrors

    (Key: Sad single men wearing glasses and about to get into romantic issues involving operating  systems)

    1984 - Electric Dreams directed by Steve Barron

    2013 - Her directed by Spike Jonze

    (via bernard)

  7. Art of the Title  True Detective


    Two episodes in and HBO’s new dramatic series True Detective is spreading its dark and mysterious narrative wings wide. I’m not sure I know where the show is going, but I’m certainly in for long haul.

    Art Of The Title conducted an illuminating interview with the show’s creative director Patrick Clair. Clair breaks down the development and production process the designers undertook to create the densely evocative set of images — currently my favorite title sequence on television.

    Watch the title sequence below, and read the full breakdown on Art of the Title.


    HBO’s True Detective - Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

  8. Fight Club with Tyler

    Fight Club minus Tyler Durden from Richard Trammell on Vimeo.

    via Fincher Fanatic