Today in Movie Culture: The Original Opening of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' the Making of a 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Stunt and More


Today in Movie Culture: The Original Opening of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' the Making of a 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Stunt and More

Feb 07, 2018

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

 

Alternate Beginning of the Day:

A fan created the original opening sequence that J.J. Abrams had planned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens based on storyboards (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Behind the Scenes Video of the Day:

Watch Tom Cruise piloting a helicopter in a new practical stunt for Mission: Impossible - Fallout in this making-of featurette:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

It's Wednesday, so here's Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o with some more great cosplay to share:

 

 

Film History of the Day:

Burger Fiction showcases every winner of an Oscar for visual effects in this chronological supercut:

 

Mashup of the Day:

One Minute Critic perfectly combined the trailer for the Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines with the Monty Python short The Crimson Permanent Assurance from The Meaning of Life (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

This week is the 50th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes, so here's a behind-the-scenes photo of the spaceship crash:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day:

Dimitreze presents scenes from the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious side by side with real footage of the rapper's life:

 

Movie Locations of the Day:

Moon Film showcases the real Burkittsville, Maryland, locations used in the filming of The Blair Witch Project:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Think The Boss Baby isn't worthy of an Oscar? What about worthy of a video essay? Wisecrack explores the movie's accidental philosophy:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 45th anniversary of the release of The Train Robbers starring John Wayne. Watch the original trailer for the classice Western below. 

 

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