Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
The Daily Mail has a nice interview with Michael Caine and photographer David Bailey.
At Permission To Kill, David Bailey’s iconic photograph of Michael Caine and eight artistic interpretations.
This week Screen Editor alex MacFadyen and Comics Editor Carol Borden continue discussing The Dark Knight Rises. We both like Batman and we’re fascinated by how many different Batmans there are. Even though there are things we like about the film, we want to figure out what is it about The Dark Knight Rises‘ Batman [...]
Empire Magazine interviews Michael Caine. about The Dark Knight films. Michael Caine prefers stunts and practical effects in his films. “For me, it was incredible because the great thing about it was – and the secret of the success of this picture as opposed to those massive blockbusters out there – is the stunts and [...]
Actor John Neville has died. Gutter readers might be most familiar with his work in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and in The X-Files. According to the Guardian’s obituary, he was seen as a successor to John Gielgud and performed Alfie on the British stage before it became synonymous with Michael Caine on [...]
Spoiler warning. When the question arises of who could be the villain in a third Batman movie, I’m stymied. I can’t picture The Penguin or The Riddler or Catwoman working in the world Christopher Nolan has created. Poison Ivy? I don’t think so. The Mad Hatter? Clayface? Kite Man? Bane? Nope, nope, nope and please [...]