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RIP, Panna Rittikrai

Action choreographer, director and stunt performer Panna Rittikrai has died. Films Panna worked on, whether as a choreographer, director, producer and/or actor include: Born To Fight / Gerd Ma Lui (1986 and 2004), Tom Yum Goong (2005), Chocolate (2008), Spirited Killer (1994),  Power Kids (2009),  Dynamite Warrior/Khon Fai Bin (2006), Bangkok Knockout (2010) and all three Ong-Bak films (2003, 2008

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RIP, James Garner

Actor and producer James Garner has died. Garner is probably most famous for his role as Jim Rockford in the tv series, The Rockford Files, but he also starred in Maverick (the tv series and the 1994 film), Support Your Local Sheriff (1969), Marlowe (1969), The Great Escape (1963),   Victor/Victoria (1982), Move Over, Darling (1963), My Fellow Americans (1996), Space Cowboys (2000), God, The…

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RIP, Bobby Womack

Singer, songwriter and composer Bobby Womack has died. The stand-alone importance of his music aside, Womack’s songs were used in innumerable film soundtracks and Womack composed the soundtrack for Across 110th Street (1972). The Los Angeles Times, Time and The Telegraph have obituaries. At Ebony, Gary Harris remembers Womack. The New Yorker considers “The Unimpeachable Songs of Bobby Womack.” …

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Preparations for the heart-stopping facehugger scene. A human hand was among the least startling things to be ejected from the egg. Here’s over 200 behind-the-scenes images from the making of Alien. Thanks to Larry Wright for the tip.

What you’ll see below is not your usual polished and prepped behind-the-scenes piece, but hundreds of individually collected bits of raw footage shot on the set of Alien in 1978 and 1979. Some of it was apparently shot on video, some on 8mm — some bits even look to have come directly from unused film footage. Given that most of it was shot for personal use though, very little of this footage has actually been seen before; and it provides a very intimate and unique approachability to a film many of us have seen dozens of times before.

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cinephiliabeyond:

Preparations for the heart-stopping facehugger scene. A human hand was among the least startling things to be ejected from the egg. Here’s over 200 behind-the-scenes images from the making of Alien. Thanks to Larry Wright for the tip.

What you’ll see below is not your usual polished and prepped behind-the-scenes piece, but hundreds of individually collected bits of raw footage shot on the set of Alien in 1978 and 1979. Some of it was apparently shot on video, some on 8mm — some bits even look to have come directly from unused film footage. Given that most of it was shot for personal use though, very little of this footage has actually been seen before; and it provides a very intimate and unique approachability to a film many of us have seen dozens of times before.

For more film related items throughout the day, follow Cinephilia & Beyond on Twitter. Get Cinephilia & Beyond in your inbox by signing in. You can also follow our RSS feed. Please use our Google Custom Search for better results. If you enjoy Cinephilia & Beyond, please consider making a small donation to keep it going:

RIP, Anthony Goldschmidt

Graphic designer Anthony Goldschmidt has died. Goldschmidt’s company Intralink Film Graphic Design was the first to offer poster design as well as titles and trailers. Intralink created posters for countless films and Goldschmidt himself designed the titles for films including Young Frankenstein (1974), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Stargate (1994). The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap and The Fashion…

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RIP, Carla Laemmle

Actor and dancer Carla Laemmle has died. She appeared in The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Dracula (1931) and The Broadway Melody (1929). Laemmle returned to film with The Vampire Hunters Club (2001).  The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and The Los Angeles Times have obituaries. Here Laemmle is interviewed by her niece. And here she is interviewed by Leonard Maltinat the 2012 TCM Film…

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RIP, Francis Matthews

Actor Francis Matthews has died. Matthews voiced Captain Scarlet in the Supermarionation adventure show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-8). He also appeared in Hammer horror films The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin, The Mad Monk (1966) and as the suave detective, Paul Temple in the eponymous television series. The Guardian, The BBC and The…

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101 Masterpieces: The Talented Mr. Ripley

101 Masterpieces: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Mental Floss takes an in-depth look at Patricia Highsmith and The Talented Mr. Ripley. “With the charming sociopath Ripley, she’d created a new type of character entirely. In five novels over the next four decades, he’d become not only her most acclaimed and memorable creation but the prototype for a new kind of antihero: the unlikable, immoral, cold-blooded killer we can’t help but like anyway.…

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