If you thought the Great Wall of China was built to repel the Mongol Invasions, you'd be sorely mistaken. Director Zhang Yimou has imagined a more fantastical origin story of one of the greatest works of man — strange creatures that have an insatiable hunger for humans. Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Matt, Damon, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau star in the largest production ever shot entirely in China, due for release February 17, 2017.
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Saul Bass. You probably don't know the name, but you've definitely seen his work. Saul was a graphic designer before beginning work on films in the 50s. His most recognizable contributions are the title sequences in films such as The Man with the Golden Arm, The Seven Year Itch, and Ocean's Eleven. Later, Saul worked as a visual consultant to notables such as Martin Scorsese. The Royal Ocean Film Society looks at Saul's work and how it applies to many other areas of filmmaking.
During his youth, Adolfo Kaminsky helped thousands of innocent lives during the Nazi regime by forging passports. Hiding their operations disguised as painters, he even managed to create 900 documents in one night to save 300 children. In this documentary, Kaminsky describes how his humble beginnings as a clothes dryer lead him to become one of the world's most important forgers.