Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter One’ Recap, ‘The Farewell’ Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter One’ Recap, ‘The Farewell’ Director Commentary and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Movie Recap of the Day

Heading to see It Chapter Two this weekend but can’t recall everything that happened in the first movie? If you don’t have time to revisit the previous installment, Aaron Fraser-Nash can help. Here’s his musical recap of It Chapter One as rapped by Billy and Pennywise the Clown:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

While we’re looking back at the previous installment in anticipation of the new sequel, It Chapter Two, let’s revisit the trailer that started it all. Courtesy of Movieclips, here is the original spot for Andy Muschietti’s It (a.k.a. It Chapter One), which opened in U.S. theaters on September 8, 2017:

 

Plot Song Parody of the Day

Also with It Chapter Two hitting theaters, Aaron Fraser-Nash and KingHenrytheEtch have created a new plot song for the sequel sung from Pennywise’s perspective to the tune of George Ezra’s “Shotgun.” Never mind the use of footage from the old miniseries adaptation, they stick to the adult section of the story:

 

Cosplay of the Day

A lot of movies these days are changing the gender of iconic characters, so it’d be cool to see a female Pennywise in the It franchise, but it’s probably too late for It Chapter Two. Here’s a creative cosplayer with a very scary interpretation of what that could look like. Perhaps in a future spinoff?

 

Movie Comparison of the Day

Obviously, there’s no way that Stephen King was inspired by a comic book about humanoid amphibians with martial arts training, right? That’s not stopping Couch T. from finding 24 similarities between the 2017 adaptation of It and the first Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles movie:

 

Director Commentary of the Day

Following its acclaim at Sundance, The Farewell has become one of the hottest indies of the year. To help promote its theatrical release, writer/director Lulu Wang shares a memorable scene from the movie for the New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene, breaking down how it was shot:

 

Recast Movie of the Day

What if Tobey Maguire was never replaced in the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man but the franchise still rebooted recently anyway? We recently saw Maguire in a Spider-Man: Far From Home remix, and now Aldo Jones has reworked the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming so that it’s Maguire’s face instead of Tom Holland’s underneath the Spidey mask:

 

Custom Build of the Day:

How great is it to see Star-Lord back in his introductory scene from Guardians of the Galaxy reworked in Avengers: Endgame? So great that you’re now dying for a walkman like his, probably. But they’re so expensive! Here’s Adam Savage, who is working on Star-Lord cosplay, showing how he built a cheap replica of the Marvel hero’s cassette player:

 

Screenwriting Lesson of the Day

Want to do more than make a prop replica from a Marvel movie? How does writing the next one sound? Well, let’s not jump the gun, but here’s Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus in a lengthy video explaining how to write Marvel blockbusters and specifically how they wrote Avengers: Infinity War and Engame:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

Men in Black: International is leaving theaters soon and heading to home video, where fans will be able to closely study its awesome visual effects. To help in the appreciation, here’s DNEG with a breakdown of their digital wizardry and the alien creatures they created for the new spinoff:

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