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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
You can browse 4.5m objects and 1.9m images, and there are lots of new updates – you can now zoom in and pan over images, revealing more detail than ever before.
— British Museum (@britishmuseum) April 28, 2020
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.
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.