Wrote a film for the Sci-Fi London 48-hour Film Challenge. You get a title, a theme, a line of dialogue and a prop that have to be in the film. See if you can spot ‘em!

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Here’s a great behind the scenes shot from the film Mad Max. The photo shows one of the many chase scenes from the film being shot by Director of Photography David Eggby. This sort of thing would probably never be permitted to occur today, what with unions and safety standards and all, but 1970’s Australia was a bit of a wild west when it came to filming. Photo credit goes to Chic Stringer, stills photographer for the film.

I can only imagine what an insurer would say if someone tried this nowadays.

downtowncamera:

Here’s a great behind the scenes shot from the film Mad Max. The photo shows one of the many chase scenes from the film being shot by Director of Photography David Eggby. This sort of thing would probably never be permitted to occur today, what with unions and safety standards and all, but 1970’s Australia was a bit of a wild west when it came to filming. Photo credit goes to Chic Stringer, stills photographer for the film.

I can only imagine what an insurer would say if someone tried this nowadays.

Artificial Intelligence on film

I wrote this very long piece about the four different types of AI in the cinema. It nearly broke me.

The 10 movies you need to see in 2014

Well, assuming you’re a Stuff.tv reader – this list of 10 awesome upcoming movies skews more towards blockbusters than arthouse films about small refinery towns or doppelgängers or whatever. Anyway, I wrote this, go read it.

A Touch of Frost

Another one from the Stuff.tv files – I got to interview Nick Frost for the Blu-ray release of The World’s End, covering everything from fight choreography to whether he’d take a role in Star Wars: Episode VII.

A young Peter Jackson shows off his home-made Steadicam.

Monsters vs Robots

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In which I interview Industrial Light and Magic’s Hal Hickel, whose credits include Pacific Rim, Super 8, Rango and Iron Man, and Mark Spevick, VFX artist on Casino Royale, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Golden Compass.

It’s a long shot, but it might just work…

imageA piece I did on eight of the best long takes in cinema. Including, obviously, Touch of Evil.

Honourable mentions that didn’t make the cut: Oldboy, Serenity, Hard Boiled, Kill Bill vol. 1, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.