Quentin Tarantino Explains The Art of the Music in His Films

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To some directors, the music heard in their films seems as (or more) important than the images seen or the dialogue spoken. Maybe you’d make that case about Jim Jarmusch after reading — or, more to the point, hearing — our post on the music in his movies.

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David Lynch’s Musical Play Industrial Symphony No. 1: Dream of The Broken Hearted (1989)

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It is time, I thought to myself just a couple weeks ago; time, I thought, to watch Twin Peaks again. How I had missed Leland Palmer’s crazed dancing/crying jags, Agent Cooper’s straight-shooting cornball savvy, Audrey Horne’s tongue-in-cheek slinkiness, and the absolute nightmare of Bob.

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Fans Reconstruct Authentic Version of Star Wars, As It Was Shown in Theaters in 1977

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I watched Star Wars for the first time in 1977 at the tender age of four. And like a lot of people in my generation and younger, that first time was a major, formative experience in my life. I got all the toys. I fantasized about being Han Solo.

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Watch the Films of the Lumière Brothers & the Birth of Cinema (1895)

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When Auguste and Louis Lumière unveiled their invention, the Cinématographe, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris on December 28, 1895, the art form of film was born. Prior to that, other inventors looked for ways to photographically capture motion in a commercially successful way but failed.

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The Five Best North Korean Movies: Watch Them Free Online

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According to official propaganda, Kim Jong-Il was a remarkably impressive individual. He learned to walk when he was just three weeks old; he wrote 1,500 books while at university; and, during his first and only game of golf, he scored 11 holes in one.

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David Lynch Takes the ALS Ice Coffee Bucket Challenge

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Thanks to Laura Dern, David Lynch took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And, of course, there’s a twist — which involves a double shot of espresso and Lynch playing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the trumpet.

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Download Footage from Orson Welles’ Long Lost Early Film, Too Much Johnson (1938)

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We still think of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane as the most impressive debut in film history. In an alternate cinematic reality, however, Welles might have debuted not with a revolutionarily fragmented portrait of a tormented newspaper magnate, but a slapstick farce.

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Fellini’s Three Bank of Rome Commercials, the Last Thing He Did Behind a Camera (1992)

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It happened before, and it still happens now and again today, but in the second half of the twentieth century, auteurs really got into making commercials: Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch. Not, perhaps, the first names in filmmaking you’d associate with commerciality, but there we have it.

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Orson Welles Turns Heart of Darkness Into a Radio Drama, and Almost His First Great Film

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There’s something about cinematic masterpieces that were never made that tantalize the imagination of film geeks everywhere.

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Moebius’ Storyboards & Concept Art for Jodorowsky’s Dune

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A decade before David Lynch’s flawed but visually brilliant adaptation of Dune hit the silver screen (see our post on that from Monday), another cinematic visionary tried to turn Frank Herbert’s cult book into a movie. And it would have been a mind-bogglingly grand epic.

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