Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two’ Director Commentary, How Stephen King Scares Us and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two’ Director Commentary, How Stephen King Scares Us and More

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

 

Director Commentary of the Day

The highly anticipated It Chapter Two is now in theaters. For the New York Times, director Andy Muschietti shares a memorable moment from the horror sequel featuring James McAvoy revisiting the location where his brother was murdered. Watch a breakdown of the scene as the filmmaker comments in voiceover below.

 

Cosplay of the Day

Spoiler alert: no, Georgie doesn’t come back and have his revenge on Pennywise in It Chapter Two, but wouldn’t that be something? Here are two fans cosplaying as the raincoat-clad boy and the dancing clown who killed him as they imagine such a twist ending:

 

Movie Recap of the Day

If you need a long and comprehensive recap on what happened in the first chapter of It, you can’t do any better, or at least more enjoyable, than this video from Vanity Fair featuring the new adult cast members of It Chapter Two — each paired with their younger counterparts — explaining the previous plot:

 

Easter Eggs of the Day

As long as that video is, the recap only focuses on the plot of It. But there’s so much more to recall from the previous chapter. For another look at the 2017 original before seeing It Chapter Two, Zac Morris of CZsWorld highlights some of the Easter eggs and other things you might have missed in the first movie.

 

Character in Close-Up

Audiences watching It Chapter Two this weekend will be surprised to see the return of a certain character from the first movie. Yes, Henry Bowers survived his encounter with the Losers Club and is back for the sequel, and Zac Morris has another CZsWorld video spotlighting the bully as depicted in both book and screen:

 

Fan Art of the Day

To celebrate both the release of It Chapter Two and Fan Art Friday, artist Christopher Staver created an awesome portrait of the movie’s villain, Pennywise the Clown, holding his signature red balloon. Here is a time-lapse video presenting the process of his drawing from start to finish:

 

Video Essay of the Day

In honor of the release of It Chapter Two, Insider looks at the mastermind behind the story. In this video essay, Nathaniel Lee examines the work of Stephen King, including the many movies based on his novels, to answer the question of how the author scares his audience:

 

Mega Franchise of the Day

Speaking of Stephen King and his enormous book that spawned It Chapter Two, the original novel is situated within a major narrative universe that rivals the Marvel movies and any other mega franchise. Here’s a video from Birth.Movies.Death examining how most of King’s stories are all connected:

 

Plot Song Parody of the Day

Spider-Man has one of the most iconic theme songs of all time, stemming from his 1967 cartoon series. But he could still use another plot song specifically for his latest movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s an unofficial option performed by singer Robert Grace from the superhero’s perspective:

 

Remixed Movie of the Day

For another musical take on a new movie, Eclectic Method is back with a tribute to one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, the Keanu Reeves-led John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Revisit the hit sequel with its sounds remixed to create a kind of dance track accompanied by a violent montage of its scenes:

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