Movies 'Til Dawn Blog

PROPS – THE FRIDGE

Today we shot Denise (Carrie Baker Reynolds) from inside her fridge. Without destroying the magic of cinema too much, here is how our masterful prop team managed it (this is the “inside”):

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CITY ISLAND: MINI CLIP, BUT A BIG CAKE

A little taste from the set today. Carrie Baker Reynolds (Denise), Hope Davis (Cheryl) and Ezra Miller get to working with some baking, carrying and eventually eating. I hope there is some left for me. Whilst the actors got to be indulgent some of those on set got cosy with

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CITY ISLAND CRANE DAY: JUST ENJOY THE MACHINERY

The phoenix crane is rather soothing don’t you think? The stills photographer not so much. But at least his energy is up, Wednesday’s can either make you or break you. One can either run out of steam in the wait for the second wind, or look dead ahead to the

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CITY ISLAND: A GEM FROM NIGHT SHOOTING LAST WEEK

Jan and Raymond keep it low key. (If you appear relaxed, then the crew will be relaxed, at least I think that is the idea). I just ran across this fabulous photo. Jannie Jan did me the honor of posting a portrait of Ezra Miller I took last Friday and

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CITY ISLAND: SPLINTER UNIT GET CRAZY IN THE SUN

Today the family has been broken up. We have been split into a main crew and a splinter unit, who are picking up all the lose ends and doing all the exciting driving stunts. It would appear that a little of the daredevil may have rubbed off on the crew…

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CITY ISLAND: END OF WEEK TWO

Above is an old photo of the original schoolhouse on City Island. For the opening montage introducing the island, I’m looking for home movie footage or stills that show the place in period, like above. If anybody reading has anything to contribute leave a comment and we’ll get in touch.

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City Island Nights

Let the bright lights speak for themselves. It has been a long old night and we are still going at 04:08am and we shall continue right on through til morning, like Peter Pan.We have had Empanadas courtesy of the dexterous Jackie and Ice-cream courtesy of Joe. There was quite an

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CITY ISLAND: 8MM HOME MOVIES

I have been on a mission for archival footage and home videos of City Island for the past couple of days. The search is starting to reveal some treasures, like this beautiful antique box from Tex, a lovely lady two doors from our set house, who persuaded her niece to

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Here's a hugely entertaining and informative conversation between Stephen Sondheim and Adam Guettel, shot in Sondheim's NYC townhouse. The final anecdote about Oscar Hammerstein could make a stone cry. #broadwayisback #musicaltheatre http://raymonddefelitta.org/?page_id=10

Another Filmex trailer, this one from 1971. The whole aura of Filmex and its place in LA film culture is, for me, wrapped up in the era of the USC crowd meeting the Beverly Hills retirees-Lang, Cukor, Hitchcock, Mamoulian etc. Pot smokers v. cigar smokers. http://raymonddefelitta.org/?page_id=10

Does anyone remember 'Filmex', LA's very own 1970s film festival? If not see the below trailer from the '72 fest. And if you do remember Filmex...watch it anyway. You'll feel all warm and cuddly. #FilmFestival #FilmTwitter #TCM http://raymonddefelitta.org/?page_id=10

@ReelRDEF discusses with Adell Aldrich, the first woman to direct a network movie of the week, the details of her work in this special-edition guest episode of XCU: The Viewfinder that you can listen to here: https://www.hangoverloungepodcasts.com/blog/movies-til-dawn-an-interview-with-adell-aldrich-by-raymond-de-felitta

#film #filmpioneer #audiodrama #moviestildawn

Take a drive along a remarkably spiffy Wilshire Blvd. on August 1st 1951. All will be explained when you go to my new blogpost below and enjoy a 10 minute respite from your day. #Hollywood #LosAngelesCL #academymuseum http://raymonddefelitta.org/blog/

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