As we enter Star Trek’s fiftieth year, it’s a good time to look back on the early days of the show. Gerald Gurian has recently released a book that does just that: To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage, which gives us a good look at the behind the scenes making of the original show.
In this cool video interview, Deadpool’s soudtrack composer Tom Holkenborg explains he had a very specific vision for the film’s score: use the glorious sounds of the synth to give Ryan Reynolds’ wise-ass character an ‘80s revival canvas on which to paint his mayhem.
Everyone is crazy about The Lego Movie—solid story, nonstop humor, good characters, and absolutely spectacular visuals. It's not surprising, looking at how much work and care these people put inside this film—and how much fun they had making it.
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray/DVD comes out on December 4th, and while it won't contain deleted scenes or a director's cut, it will be packed with behind-the-scenes features and concept art. And, as we get closer to the release date, a few bits of those extras have ended up online.
Laika, makers of Coraline and the upcoming ParaNorman, gives us a peek inside their stop-motion animation process with this fun little "making-of" featurette. Here, we get to see how one of those stop-motion figurines is made, starting from the jointed skeleton, through the molded body and the sewn-on clothes.
It took 5313 pictures of 57 stencils over untold hours of positioning, measuring, adjusting, and shooting to bring this street sign to life. But the only number you should care about are the next four minutes of mind-melting awesomesauce.
The first Star Wars sequel turns 30 this year, and fans are being treated with J.W. Rinzler's The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to celebrate the occasion. These incredible photos alone are worth the $50 price tag.
How did Stanley Kubrick get so much intensity out of Shelley Duvall and Jack Nicholson during the filming of The Shining? By freaking them out with insane demands and 90 retakes, judging from this making-of footage. [via Big Other]