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Flavorwire Interview: Legendary Filmmaker and “King of the B’s” Roger Corman on Feminism, Poe, and the State of Independent Filmmaking

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Roger Corman has earned his title “The King of the B’s” after making movies for more than six decades. A quick search on IMDb shows that the filmmaker has more than 400 movies to his credit. He’s known for his cult low-budget films and exploitive storylines, featuring colorful characters and sensational titles, and his eight acclaimed pictures inspired by the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe. Corman has been an invaluable mentor to many up-and-coming directors and helped start the careers of some of cinema’s finest, including Francis Ford Coppola and Martin …Read More

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“They Captured The Man, The Person I Knew”: Marlon Brando’s Daughter on the Extraordinary Documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon’

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The profile documentary has, over the past few years, become so chained to its tiresome tropes (the mournful talking heads, the done-to-death clips, the ponderously fill-in-the-blanks narration) that a stylistic backlash was probably inevitable. At least, that’s the only explanation I can conjure up for how 2015 has given us three profile docs that are not only structurally innovative, but uncommonly personal—telling the stories of groundbreaking artists in their own words, via materials not yet in the public sphere.
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Awesome, Retro Video-Game GIFs of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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As detailed and vibrant as the set-pieces of Mad Max: Fury Road were on-screen, they look surprisingly good rendered as GIFs that look more like screenshots from a 1990s PC game than a 2015 blockbuster film. Illustrator Evgeniy Yudin and animator Misha Petrick have rendered seven of Mad Max‘s distinctive vehicles in motion, complete with pixelated versions of Immortan Joe, Nux, and Max himself. Click through for the duo’s full repertoire thus far; according to their Behance page, there’s at least three more on the way.
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Flavorwire Interview: Legendary Filmmaker and “King of the B’s” Roger Corman on Feminism, Poe, and the State of Independent Filmmaking

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Roger Corman has earned his title “The King of the B’s” after making movies for more than six decades. A quick search on IMDb shows that the filmmaker has more than 400 movies to his credit. He’s known for his cult low-budget films and exploitive storylines, featuring colorful characters and sensational titles, and his eight acclaimed pictures inspired by the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe. Corman has been an invaluable mentor to many up-and-coming directors and helped start the careers of some of cinema’s finest, including Francis Ford Coppola and Martin …Read More

Marlon Brando in "Listen to Me Marlon"

“They Captured The Man, The Person I Knew”: Marlon Brando’s Daughter on the Extraordinary Documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon’

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The profile documentary has, over the past few years, become so chained to its tiresome tropes (the mournful talking heads, the done-to-death clips, the ponderously fill-in-the-blanks narration) that a stylistic backlash was probably inevitable. At least, that’s the only explanation I can conjure up for how 2015 has given us three profile docs that are not only structurally innovative, but uncommonly personal—telling the stories of groundbreaking artists in their own words, via materials not yet in the public sphere.
…Read More

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Watch Fiona Apple’s Powerhouse Performance of “When I Get Low, I Get High”

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“When I Get Low, I Get High” was written by Marion Sunshine and famously performed by Ella Fitzgerald, whose vocal ease provided a well-dispositioned mischief to the sly song, pretty obviously about smoking weed while depressed… unless it’s just about reveling in the blues… but let’s say it’s both. At the Newport Folk Festival last week, Fiona Apple joined Nickel Creek’s Sean and Sara Watkins to provide her own, frenetic spin on the track. 
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Awesome, Retro Video-Game GIFs of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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As detailed and vibrant as the set-pieces of Mad Max: Fury Road were on-screen, they look surprisingly good rendered as GIFs that look more like screenshots from a 1990s PC game than a 2015 blockbuster film. Illustrator Evgeniy Yudin and animator Misha Petrick have rendered seven of Mad Max‘s distinctive vehicles in motion, complete with pixelated versions of Immortan Joe, Nux, and Max himself. Click through for the duo’s full repertoire thus far; according to their Behance page, there’s at least three more on the way.
…Read More

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Read an Excerpt from ‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War”

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Released in concert with the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard follows in the footsteps of John Hersey’s Hiroshima, providing a harrowing account that begins on the morning of the bombing and extends to the present day. Southard’s approach is devastating yet necessary, and, as Ian Buruma said in the New York Times, it gives us “some idea of what it must have been like for people who were unlucky enough not to be killed instantly.” The below account, taken from the second chapter of Southard’s book, tells of the first moments when the bomb struck the small port city, killing 74,000. — Jonathon Sturgeon
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Queen Latifah Gets Title Role, Mary J. Blige Is the Wicked Witch in NBC’s ‘The Wiz’

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A great deal of interest was sparked when it was announced the NBC’s next live musical would be The Wiz (especially considering tepid ratings and responses to Peter Pan). Between the more socially relevant selection and the curious collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, the collective flame for the idea of a televised live musical had been somewhat rekindled. 
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