Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Farewell’ Script Breakdown, Creating the Wedding Dress for ‘Ready or Not' and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Farewell’ Script Breakdown, Creating the Wedding Dress for ‘Ready or Not' and More

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

 

Screenwriting Lesson of the Day

The Farewell is one of the most acclaimed movies in theaters right now, and much of the praise is for the script by writer/director Lulu Wang. In this video for Vanity Fair, the filmmaker breaks down one particular scene in her screenplay, sharing differences between drafts and the version she wrote in Chinese:

 

Movie Craft Person of the Day

Horror movie Ready or Not is now in theaters, and audiences are blown away by the transformation of Samara Weaving’s wedding dress over the course of the story. Here’s a video from Insider featuring costume designer Avery Plewes discussing the creation of multiple dresses to play the part of the one on screen:

 

Classic Movie Trailer of the Day

Gerard Butler returns as Mike Banning in Angel Has Fallen this weekend, continuing what’s known as the Fallen franchise. In honor of the new release, let’s look back at the one that started it all. Courtesy of Movieclips, here’s the original trailer for Olympus Has Fallen, which opened in the U.S. on March 22, 2013:

 

Video Essay of the Day

Quentin Tarantino wonderfully and meticulously re-creates the Los Angeles of 1969 for his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perfectly timed with its release, here’s a video essay from Matt Draper looking at the way L.A. has been represented, and misrepresented, in movies:

 

Custom Fan Build of the Day

For fans of the Men in Black movies, the Neuralyzer is one of the most essential components of the franchise. In honor of its return along with new agents in Men in Black: International, the Hacksmith took on the task of creating a real life version of the popular prop. No, it won’t actually make people forget things with a flash.

 

Cosplay of the Day

Popular custom-build guru Adam Savage went incognito at another convention recently, this time Silicon Valley Comic Con. He cosplayed as the character Star-Lord from multiple Marvel movies, including Avengers: Endgame, which allowed him to cover up his face. Watch his video here:

 

Movie Comparison of the Day

Avengers: Endgame functions as a conclusion of sorts for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we’ve known it for 10 years. But the sequel has a lot in common with another franchise’s beginnings. Here’s Couch T. with 24 reasons Endgame is basically the same movie as the 2009 Star Trek reboot:

 

VFX Breakdown of the Day

Speaking of Avengers: Endgame, the movie should be a strong contender for visual effects honors. To showcase how worthy the MCU finale is in that department, here’s a video from Cinesite compiling clips of some of its best VFX achievements with a brief breakdown of how they were made:

 

Movie Science of the Day

Now that you’ve seen how VFX made things look real, let’s find out if some of the things in Avengers: Endgame could be real, specifically with regards to other planets. Here’s a video from Simon Clark featuring planetary science expert Dr. Hannah Wakeford on which MCU worlds could actually exist:

 

Expert Commentary of the Day

The MCU has always had fun fantastical computer systems, the latest of which, E.D.I.T.H., is introduced in Spider-Man: Far From Home. While that one isn’t addressed, this video from Vulture features user experience designer Regine Gilbert commenting on different operating systems in movies, including Marvel movies:

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