Photos of Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin During the Filming of ‘Zabriskie Point’, 1970

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 American drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, and Rod Taylor. It was widely noted at the time for its setting in the counterculture of the United States. Some of the film’s scenes were shot on location at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.

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The film was an overwhelming commercial failure, and was panned by most critics upon release. Its critical standing has increased, however, in the decades since. It has to some extent achieved cult status and is noted for its cinematography, use of music, and direction.

Following prolonged publicity and controversy in North America throughout its production, Zabriskie Point had its premiere at Walter Reade’s Coronet Theatre in New York City on February 5, 1970, almost four years after Antonioni began pre-production and over a year and a half after shooting began, before being generally released on February 9, 1970. Despite the explicit language and sexual content, the film received an R rating rather than an X, in a shift in the MPAA’s policy.


















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Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos From the Making of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child’

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is a 1989 American gothic slasher film directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Leslie Bohem. It is the fifth installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and stars Lisa Wilcox, and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The film follows Krueger, using a now pregnant Alice Johnson’s baby’s dreams to claim new victims.

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The film’s general tone is much darker than that of the previous films. A blue filter lighting technique is used in most of the scenes. It is one of the final slasher films released in the 1980s.

The Dream Child was released on August 11, 1989, and grossed $22.1 million on a budget of $8 million, a steep decline in box office receipts from Dream Warriors and The Dream Master, while still a box office success and the highest grossing slasher film of 1989. It received mostly negative reviews from critics.

The film was followed by Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991).





































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/amazing-behind-the-scenes-photos-from-the-making-of-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-5-the-dream-child/

A Pair of Back to The Future Fans Have Built the World’s First Life–sized Replica of The Time Travel Train

Mike Hutchinson, 43, and Ian Robinson, 49, spent five months on their epic recreation. Mike, who is from Bingley, West Yorks, and Ian, who is a prop builder, was influenced by 90s nostalgia. Mike, who is a mortgage advisor, and Ian, from Harrogate, Yorks, have lost count of the number of times they’ve watched Back to the Future 3.

They went above and beyond to ensure the 30ft train looks like the real deal and spent in excess of £30,000 ($41,000). Mike said: “We have both been fans of the films and prop collectors for years.

“Last year, I asked, if I had ever thought of building the train. At that point, I simply laughed off the idea. Coincidentally Ian, who works as a prop builder and I reconnected and we discussed the idea of building the train. You could say we were lucky, as both of our work had dried out due to the pandemic, so we had time to plan and build when restrictions allowed. We researched from watching the film numerous times. We also obtained never before seen pictures from the prop masters and special effect teams from the actual film.”

The pair hope to showcase the world’s first replica to the world when lockdown restrictions are eased. They have been inundated with fans who would love to see it in the flesh. They hope to hire it out for private events in the future.

Mike said: “We are waiting for an opportunity to showcase this world‘s first replica build to the world. The BTTF community cannot believe that we have recreated so an iconic prop. We have hundreds of people waiting for this to be released so that they can see this build in the flesh. It has brought a great buzz to the BTTF community.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-pair-of-back-to-the-future-fans-have-built-the-worlds-first-life-sized-replica-of-the-time-travel-train/

Bouffants, Bandits and Bikinis: Pre-Revolution Iranian Movie Posters

The Hamid Naficy Iranian Movie Posters Collection at Northwestern University features films produced between 1966 and 2014. Here we look at artwork advertising films pre-Revolutionary Iran.

In January 1979, Shah Reza Pahlavi left Tehran for an “extended vacation”. On 1 February 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini, made a dramatic return from exile in Paris. Two months later Khomeini won a landslide victory in a national referendum. He declared an Islamic republic, and was appointed Iran’s political and religious leader for life. A revolution that began with a popular democracy movement against the Shah and his elites, ended with the establishment of the world’s first Islamic state.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/bouffants-bandits-and-bikinis-pre-revolution-iranian-movie-posters/

Mechanical Secrets of Moving Gorillas in “King Kong”, 1933

Ever wonder how a Hollywood make-up man converts an actor into a terrifyingly realistic gorilla in those fascinating jungle pictures you watch on the silver screen?

A study of these photos will give you an idea of what goes on behind a gorilla face. Mechanics have devised a set of mechanical facial bones and muscles which act as the skeleton for a leather “skin” which make-up men put on.

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A simple set of levers on the mechanism and a strip clamping over the lower teeth enable the actor to open and close his huge gorilla jaws like the real beast of the jungle. A special strap over the eyes gives the beetle browed effect.

Since gorillas have resisted all attempts to train them for use in the movies, film producers have resorted to “synthetic” animals custom-built to fit the picture. One such animal completed recently by Max Factor Studios of Hollywood, California, is made up of an aluminum skeleton with its “bones” filled out with mohair. The body is covered with a tanned leather hide into which thousands of hairs have been knotted by wig craftsmen.

Basic and motionless portions of the gorilla’s skull also are of aluminum, but the working parts in the jaws are made of aluminum, supplemented by steel springs and pinions. Bone teeth and synthetic flesh tongue and mouth lining have a natural appearance. For skin of the gorilla’s head, smooth polished chamois is used, with hair wig-stitched in the proper locale. The “bones” of the cinema gorilla’s hand extensions are of duralumin.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/mechanical-secrets-of-moving-gorillas-in-king-kong-1933/

The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere Recreated As Classic Marvel Star Wars Comic

The Mandalorian’s season 2 premiere has received the classic Marvel Comics cover treatment in this new piece of fan art. It’s the krayt dragon battle that’s received special attention in this new piece from artist @dvglzv (previously). Din (with Baby Yoda in tow) is shown flying in the air above the krayt dragon as though the scene was in a classic comic book. The retro comic cover look is a fun way to view this scene, particularly because it looks like it could fit in perfectly with the rest of the Star Wars comic world.

Though there has only been one episode so far, The Mandalorian season 2 has been praised for its impressive visuals and classic Western story. Undoubtedly, there will be more surprises ahead, but fans are largely feeling good about the direction the season is going. The Mandalorian’s premiere also featured the return of a major Star Wars character, setting up some intriguing possibilities going forward. Perhaps future episodes will get their shot at becoming a Marvel Comics cover too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-mandalorian-season-2-premiere-recreated-as-classic-marvel-star-wars-comic/

Anthony Hopkins Testing Different Masks for Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, 1991

In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins delivers a stellar performance as the convicted serial killer Hannibal Lecter. His performance is in fact so good that it earned him an Oscar for Best Actor despite appearing on screen for only 16 minutes, the smallest screen time ever needed to win that award.

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Hopkins’ acting was superb and well deserving of the win, but it would not have been possible if it weren’t for the immense anticipation and aura built around the character Hannibal while Lecter is off screen.

Of course, to make his role as the psychotic cannibal convincing, it was going to take a bit more than simply memorizing the lines and putting on a slightly creepy voice. As soon as Hopkins read the script he had a vague idea in his head as to how the doctor would act, what he’d look like, how he should speak, and what he should wear.

“I read the script, and boom! I knew intuitively how to play him,” he said. “I knew how he looked and how he sounded.”



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/anthony-hopkins-testing-different-masks-for-hannibal-lecter-in-the-silence-of-the-lambs-1991/

Artist Transforms Quotes From ‘The Mandalorian’ Season Two Into Retro Movie Posters

Artist Butcher Billy (previously) of Curitiba, Brazil, has designed fantastic posters for our favorite Mando dad and his adopted son. All of them celebrate the best moments, quotes, and, in many cases, the humor from each episode of the hit series’ second season. With their weathered look and color palettes, these might as well have been created before A New Hope even came to theaters in 1977.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/artist-transforms-quotes-from-the-mandalorian-season-two-into-retro-movie-posters/

“Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark”: Stunning Photos of Cassandra Peterson in the 1980s

Born 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas, American actress, writer and singer Cassandra Peterson had a small role as a showgirl in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and played a topless dancer in the film The Working Girls (1974). h/t: vintag.es In the early 1970s, Peterson moved to Italy and became lead singer of the Italian rock bands Latins 80 and The Snails. Introduced to film director...

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Someone Replaced The Dinosaurs In Jurassic Park With Ferrets, And It’s The Remake You Didn’t Know You Wanted

If you love dinosaurs, you’ve probably seen the Jurassic Park movies numerous times, and think they’re pretty much perfect the way they are. After all, the movies already have giant T-Rexes, tons of action, and, of course, Jeff Goldblum, so how could you possibly make them even better? Well, someone has found a way – and they did that by replacing all of the dinosaurs with ferrets. More: Facebook...

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