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Pretending I'm a Superman

We weren't pretending to be Superman — we were pretending to be Rodney Mullen, Bam Margera, and Tony Hawk. In places like Rio de Janiero, Los Angeles, and Portland. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater came in like a storm, selling millions of copies, spawning one of the biggest franchises in video game history, and making the arcane lingo of skateboarding a second language to millions. And that's without mentioning the legendary soundtracks. Ralph D'Amato was the producer on the first eight Tony Hawk games, and wants to bring the story behind them to the screen.

  • Wes Anderson Masterclass at Arte Cinema

    Wes Anderson recently took part in a question and answer session at Arte Cinema as part of a video masterclass. The director covers a lot of ground about his influences — Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, François Truffaut — and how the director of a film could be as big a star as the actors. Anderson also gave a few sparse details about his upcoming film Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion animation due sometime in 2018.

  • Inglourious Basterds and the Elements of Suspense

    Get ready, because this video essay on Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and creating suspense goes deep. Citing a study of the psychological roots of suspense, Lessons From the Screenplay delves into what creates feelings of tension, and how Inglourious Basterds uses those techniques to put on a theatrical masterclass in suspense on the screen.