Episode 012 — Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend
We talk with Cinefex Associate Editor Joe Fordham and renowned film and soundtrack writer Jeff Bond, co-authors of Planet of the Apes: The Evolution of the Legend, and we get our stinking paws all over the many incarnations of the Apes!
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VFX & Special Effects
Douglas Trumbull — Master Class
In this December 2010 presentation at TIFF, Douglas Trumbull shows behind-the-scenes shots from many of his films, and talks about what he’s experimenting with next, which looks like it turned out to be Magi.
An Early Trailer for “2001: A Space Odyssey” Featuring Unfinished Special Effects Footage
Pretty neat to see an early stab at the trailer with concept art, rough slitscan imagery, and a very unfamiliar font.
Mr. and Mrs. The Optical’s Anniversary in LA
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending our 20th anniversary in Los Angeles, and we happened to be there just when director Peter Jackson getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame®, among other movie tourist moments.
Around the Web
Letterboxd 2014 Year in Review
Our pals at Letterboxd released their annual roundup of the best and brightest flicks. And if you haven’t yet, follow along with our Letterboxd List of films that we've covered — and will cover soon! — on The Optical.