Tag: industry

“Horror has a Leadership Problem”

Johnny Donaldson writes about some issues with high profile people in horror including filmmaker Adam Donaghey and Joe Bob Briggs. “Horror has a problem. It has a problem with gatekeeping, it has a problem with leadership, and it has a problem with access. And it has a problem […]

“Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits”

At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]

“Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong”

David Bordwell writes about Shaw Brothers Studios particular use of the widescreen format in film. “The Shawscope blazon opens onto a world of one-armed swordfighters, beautiful woman warriors, and kung-fu masters with very long white eyebrows. Without denying the peculiar pleasures of these sagas, we can peer behind […]

“Jesus, is that so hard?”

 Libba Bray writes about the process of turning her novel, Beauty Queens, which re-imagined Lord of the Flies among teen beauty contestants, into a film.  “But try, if you will, to imagine me with lasers coming out of my eyes while my internal organs became as the fires […]

George Romero Changed Filmmaking Forever

At the AV Club, Katie Rife writes about George Romero’s impact on filmmaking. “But to merely call Romero the father of the modern zombie, as immense of a contribution as that is, is to underestimate his influence. In fact, Romero himself would tell any interviewer who asked throughout […]

An Oral History of Predator

The Heat Vision has an oral history of Predator (1987). “Whether it was the heat of the jungle or the haze of time that accrues over three decades, the stories from people involved took on almost a Rashomon-like quality. Why did the studio shut the film down? How […]