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Watch: 11-Minute 'The Film Before The Film' About The History Of Opening Credits

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 19, 2014 12:31 PM
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Se7en Opening Credits
Like artful movie posters, opening title sequences have been largely cast aside by an increasingly stats-obsessed studio system that cares little for the long and storied cinematic tradition. Sure, there are a few that still practice and revere the art —hello David Fincher and Edgar Wright— but if a credit sequence is made at all, it’s bumped to the end, as is the case with most blockbusters. A short documentary, “The Film Before The Film,” has been making the rounds online and it serves as both an introduction to and a welcome reminder of the power of opening credits.

'Skyfall,' 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' & More Spoofed In 'Muppets Most Wanted' Posters Plus 2 Clips & TV Spot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 7, 2014 9:24 AM
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Muppets Most Wanted
They may be Jason Segel-less this time around but with celebrities like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston and more, populating the human-side of the cast, the “Muppets Most Wanted” should surely do fine for Disney’s bottom line. Just to be safe, the mouse house has unleashed a few parody posters and some videos designed to push you off the fence and into the theater.

James Ellroy Says 'Skyfall' Is "F*cking Brilliant" And "Profound" But 'The Wire' Is "Bullsh*t" With "Bad Writing"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 11:43 AM
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With over $1 billion in ticket sales, it's safe to say that "Skyfall" satisfied longtime fans of 007 and brought a few new people into the fold. And you can count James Ellroy among them.

Grammy Winners Include David Fincher & Best Song And Best Score For 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 9:00 AM
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So, last night was the Grammy Awards where Metallica played "One" with some dude on a piano, and people like Macklemore and Snarky Puppy were winners. Man, we're getting old. But there were some awards worth keeping an eye on for movie fans.

'Prisoners' Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 18, 2013 3:41 PM
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Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films
Denis Villenueve's brilliantly unnerving "Prisoners" is being sold primarily based on the star wattage of its cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Maria Bellow, Terrence Howard, and Paul Dano, and its gripping, worst-fear-realized setup, involving the mysterious abduction of two young girls (read our review here). But "Prisoners" packs a secret weapon every bit as powerful as Wolverine looking for his missing daughter: the work of cinematographer Roger Deakins. With "Prisoners," Deakins pushes his love of source lighting to wild extremes: a candlelight vigil turns into a field of starry bulbs, a captive's face is illuminated solely by the light that seeps in through a small hole, and ashy snowflakes are only visible due to headlights and the spinning lights of a police car. Deakins' work is deeply beautiful, moody stuff (some subtle camera moves also stand-out as best-of-year material too), intrinsic to the movie's oppressively moody atmosphere.

Watch: 40-Minute Talk With Sam Mendes & Paul Greengrass About 'Skyfall,' 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2013 11:40 AM
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Well, here's a pretty fascinating converastion for anyone interested in watching two seasoned, veteran directors talk about their craft and more.

Oh, Sam Mendes Apparently Will Direct Next Two Bond Movies Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 2:19 PM
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Geez, it's been quite the topsy turvy week for the Bond franchise. Mere hours after names like Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black were tossed around as considerations for the director's chair of "Bond 24," Sam Mendes went ahead and re-upped for the job himself. It was a surprising turn of the events, especially given that the "Skyfall" helmer said back in the spring that the prospect of directing another Bond movie made him "physically ill." Well, it looks like he's found a cure.

Christopher Nolan Is Actually In Loose Talks About Directing The Next James Bond Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2013 6:47 AM
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Wow. Christopher Nolan's made no secret over the years of his love of the James Bond franchise; he named it as an influence on his first two "Batman" movies, directly paid homage to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in "Inception," and has often said that he's like to direct a film in the franchise at some point. But given that he's one of the few directors who could greenlight absolutely anything, we'd always wondered if it was something of a pie in the sky idea, despite his enthusiasm -- especially given that many, including Sam Mendes, talked about Nolan's influence on "Skyfall," the billion-dollar grossing last entry in the 007 series.

Sam Mendes Says He Felt "Physically Ill" At Prospect Of 'Skyfall' Sequel

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2013 11:03 AM
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The $1 billion worldwide box office, awards nominations, and widespread critical acclaim -- Sam Mendes is having none of it following the aftermath of “Skyfall,” and his announced departure from the series. Even as Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has essentially put out a Maya-esque manhunt to convince him otherwise, Mendes is keeping strong so far, and now he's revealed a key aspect in that decision.

Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli Says She Can Get Sam Mendes Back For Bond... Eventually; Mendes Keeping Door Open

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 25, 2013 3:46 PM
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It won the BAFTA for Best British Film, it earned five Oscar nominations (taking home two statues), and its global box office haul was $1.1 billion. It even won big at the recent Empire awards. "Skyfall" was the seventh-biggest film of all time, grossing nearly twice as much as the next highest charting Bond film ("Casino Royale"), and the 2012 Sam Mendes-directed installment was unquestionably the biggest 007 film ever. But after a few months of hemming and hawing about whether he would take on the next Bond film -- with all fans nodding/mouthing "yes, yes, yes," with feverous approval -- Mendes decided to pass on the series and skip on directing what's known as "Bond 24."

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