Mel Brooks’s comedic talent and gift for parody has given the world some of the funniest movie ever created, making fun of various subjects, some serious and others who had it coming, Brooks gave a comedy a twist of absurdity which was welcomed and needed.
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Never listen to a director yapping? You really should! Here’s ten commentary greats. Most people don’t care about DVD or Blu-ray supplements.
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Either left with no option by the studio, or simply a lack of expertise in the field, most directors aren’t heavily involved in the marketing of their films. Stanley Kubrick, as one might expect, didn’t fall into that category.
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Imagining what the cinematic landscape would be like without the genius that is Quentin Tarantino is probably more frightening than an interrogation by Mr Blonde.
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The most studied and analyzed film of Alfred Hitchcock’s career, Vertigo is on every level a masterclass in filmmaking.
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Kubrick is known for his forays into different genres—and horror was a genre that piqued his interest. In the early ’70s, he was in consideration to direct The Exorcist. But he ended up not getting the job because he only wanted to direct the film if he could also produce it.
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Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did so by apprenticing themselves to studios and master directors, and by watching lots and lots of movies.
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