Category Archive: reference footage

May
21

Verhoeven’s ‘Robocop’ and Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times’

In making Robocop, Verhoeven speaks often of his many influences. However I can find no mention of Charlie Chaplin, or his movie ‘Modern Times’, which I believe is simply an oversigh. I hope you can see for yourselves upon watching this video:  

Jun
29

brando – rebel without a cause screentest – 1947

This was originally released on Sky News in the UK. The reporter said that it was a screentest for the 1955 Rebel Without a Cause movie… however this was incorrect. The truth is, the lines Brando reads were from a partial script written in the late 40′s. Warner Brothers had attempted to create a film …

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May
16

the invisible!

Rowan Atkinson shows that it only takes one character to carry a scene. The other character / props can all be suggested by the performance. Genius stuff!   The invisible drums   The invisible piano   The invisible tormentor

May
07

breaking the routine

I’ve been analysing a ton of Charlie Chaplin stuff for my new iAnimate assignment. There’s a beautiful example of ‘breaking the routine’ during the boxing sequence in ‘City Lights’. Breaking the routine is where a routine or a pattern is established (something happens the same way, or a similar way, around 2 or 3 times). …

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