Woman Falls to Death Taking Photo on Cliff to Celebrate End of Coronavirus Lockdown

Woman Falls to Death Taking Photo on Cliff to Celebrate End of Coronavirus Lockdown

A woman from Kazakhstan fell over 100 feet to her death on Sunday after she climbed a safety barrier to take a photo celebrating the end of her city’s pandemic lockdown.

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Apple 16” MacBook Pro Review

When Apple released the new 16” MacBook Pro late last year it promised to fill a gap for creative professionals who needed to be doing high powered work but in a portable form factor. I’ve now been testing the 16” MacBook Pro in a wide variety of working scenarios over several months now and have … Continued

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How is Christopher Nolan Trying to Save Theaters?

Tenet is scheduled to hit theaters in July and Nolan is doing everything in his power to help theaters open for it.

Christopher Nolan is a huge proponent of filmmakers and theatrical releases. He has shot on film, pushed 70mm, and delivered some of the most epic stories of our generation.

His newest film, Tenet, is set to release on July 17th in IMAX and regular theaters.

But they might not be open.

Pushing the film is certainly a possibility since no one can predict the future, but Nolan is working tirelessly to help that not happen.

The CEO of IMAX, Richard Gelfond told Variety, “Chris really would like to be coming out with the film that opens theaters. I don’t know anyone in America who is pushing harder to get the theaters re-opened and to get his movie released than Chris Nolan.”

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There’s a Movie that Has Been in Theaters Since 1995

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the biggest movies of all time and has played theatrically for almost 30 years.

What’s the most unexpected movie that changed your life?

When I was a junior in college, I signed up for a class on Bollywood cinema. It was taught by a guy named Jon Cavallero, and it changed the way I looked at world cinema. While I loved almost all the movies he showed, including Lagaan, Dhoom, and Mother India, it was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that really hooked me.

In 1995 most of the world was about to enjoy and call Titantic the love story of our time.

But within India, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was lighting a fire that has yet to be extinguished.

In fact, the movie is so popular that, since its theatrical debut in 1996, it never left theaters.

Its tagline was “Come fall in love…”

And people have for almost 3 decades.

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What’s Hollywood Going to Look Like When This is Over?

This will all end, but what will Hollywood look like when we get there?

If you’re a responsible human being, you’ve spent the majority of the last 50-ish days indoors, during the COVID-19 crisis, only venturing out for essential reasons. But the day is coming where you won’t have to stay indoors.

Hollywood is going to open. You’ll be able to get into the theater, shoot projects, and attend festivals.

But what will all that look like?

Recently, The Los Angeles Times interviewed a bunch of A-list people on what they think can happen next. Let’s take a look at some of the quotes I pulled and see how things will change in the future.

What’s Hollywood Going to Look Like When This is Over?

The Los Angeles Times gathered some of the best and brightest filmmakers to discuss the current times. Their first question was straightforward. They wanted to know when film production would begin again.

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“It Was Subversive, a Political Act, Giving Screen Time to a Scrappy Stray Dog”: Director Elizabeth Lo on Her Mesmerizing Tribeca Documentary, Stray

About the production philosophy behind Stray, her captivating and immersive documentary about stray dogs in Istanbul, director Elizabeth Lo says that her shooting decisions were “kind of left to the whims of a dog” (specifically, a mutt named Zeytin). Lo is perhaps being a bit modest here — there’s a tremendous amount of human skill, empathy, observational power and narrative shaping in her mesmerizing canine saga. But a giant strength of the film is its sense that it is indeed in sync with the rhythms of a dog, occupying an animal world while also being both smartly aware of and […]

Some Fresh Tips for Shooting Things You Already Have in Your House

Some Fresh Tips for Shooting Things You Already Have in Your House

Fighting off cabin fever while stuck indoors is hard to do. Trying to be creative can also be a real challenge. Check out this video full of tips to break you out of your isolation woes.

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How Growing Up on Sam Raimi’s Sets Influenced These Horror Filmmakers

The writer/directors of the upcoming horror-fantasy The Wretched share their insight (and their love of practical effects) with No Film School.

Brett and Drew Pierce grew up on the sets of The Evil Dead, where their father, Bart Pierce, helped create those crazy stop motion effects. Now the brothers have a passion for practical effects and grounded storytelling in their own horror films.

Their second feature, The Wretched, follows teen Ben, whose parents have recently divorced. Sent to live with his father for the summer, he soon realizes that something is wrong with the family next door. An ancient witch has invaded, and when she starts to terrorize the tourist town, only Ben can stop her. It’s a fun, old-school horror tale that fits right in beside gory, family-centric 1980s classics.

IFC Midnight is not only releasing the dark fantasy on-demand on May 1, but also giving the movie a limited drive-in theater run starting the same day.

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The British Museum Just Put 1.9 Million Images Online for Public Use

Earlier this week, the British Museum made nearly 2 million high-resolution photographs and images of artifacts within their collection available to the public, allowing you to download and use the images under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

This announcement—part of a broader movement from many major institutions to make their collections available online—was made on Tuesday over Twitter. “We’ve been working extra hard to bring you this update early,” reads the Tweet, “so you can #MuseumfromHome even better than before.”

The revamped collection consists of everything from iconic artifacts like the Rosetta Stone, to paintings and sketches by history’s greatest artists, to (you guessed it) tens of thousands of early photographs, albums, and prints.

If you’re looking for something in particular the search tool is quite robust, allowing you to filter by related person/organization, object type, related place, or museum number. Once you find an image you want to use (non-commercially, of course), you can click the “Use This Image” button at the bottom right to be taken to a downloads page, where the terms are clearly spelled out.

Tifalmin Valley, Papua New Guinea, 1964 | Bryan Allan Lefevre Cranstone showing a camera to a group of local children. | Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum
Jerusalem, view of entrance to “Tomb of the Virgin Mary”, 1917 | Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum
Stereoscopic daguerreotype of Napoléon III, 1858 | Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum

To browse the full collection for yourself or find out more about this major update, head over to the British Museum website.

And if you want to access even more free-to-use imagery from some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, remember that the Smithsonian released 2.8 million images into the public domain in February, the Paris Museum did something similar in January, and several others have been uploading images to the online platform Unsplash as well.

(via VICE)