Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain.

There is a controversy between old and new film gods about Marvel. The James Gunns and Joss Whedons of this planet, against the Scorseses, Coppolas and Ken Loaches of this world. Some old wise man said that controversy is only…

Best “Making Of” Books Ever: BLADE RUNNERS, DEER HUNTERS & BLOWING THE BLOODY DOORS OFF

Imagine that you are a film producer whose credits include The Italian Job (1969), The Man who Fell to Earth (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978, for which you win an Oscar) and Blade Runner (1982). Then your name would be…

Best “Making Of” Books Ever: The Creation of Dino de Laurentiis’ KING KONG (1976)

The creation of Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong is a great account of how this super-production came to be in the mid-70s. “Making Of” books tend to be either about big successes (The Jaws Log, which we reviewed here; Alfred…