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Meet Maurice Tillet – The Real Life Shrek

You may not recognize the name Maurice Tillet, but you certainly recognize his appearance. That’s because Maurice is widely thought to be the inspiration for the beloved Dreamworks character Shrek.

The Longest Film Shoot In Cinema History

This is the unbelievable story of the making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut,’ the longest film shoot in cinema history.

The Daring Filmmaking of Francis Ford Coppola

Renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola risked everything to make ‘The Godfather.’ The story of his trials and tribulations along the way parallel the drama and intrigue of the movie itself.

The Stunning Life Of Lenny McLean – The Most Fearsome Man In Film

Only in Hollywood can you be a feared streetfighter, known as one of the roughest and toughest men in the world, and still go on to star in some of the most beloved films from one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

Why The 61st Annual Academy Awards Are Considered The Worst Ever

According to film historians, the 1989 Academy Awards are the worst on record, largely due to a tone-deaf 12-minute opening duet performed by Rob Lowe and no-name actress dressed as Snow White.

Cinema Of The ’70s Starring New York City

The 1970’s in New York City represents one of the most influential and consequential eras in filmmaking.

Citizen Kane and the Marion Davis Mystery

It’s common knowledge that Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles, is based on William Randolph Hearst. It’s also commonly thought that Susan Alexander Kane is based on Marion Davies. But the facts of the matter–and interviews with Welles himself, paint a wildly different picture.

Going To The Movies Alone Is Awesome

For anyone feeling hesitant about going to the movies solo, remember: there’s a difference between being lonely and being alone. Having the confidence to go out and do something by yourself not only feels good to you, it’s seen as a desirable and enviable trait to everybody else.

The Poltergeist Curse

‘Poltergeist’ is a seminal horror franchise and one of the more storied productions in film history. Like Tutankhamen’s tomb and the Hope diamond, the series is said to be cursed, with numerous actors involved with the project meeting an untimely demise.

Walter Murch – The Godfather Of Sound

Walter Murch isn’t just any sound designer. He’s a three-time Academy Award winner and is considered the most respected film editor and sound designer in modern cinema.