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Video games, movies and serial killers are my obsession, not a good one that's for sure, but I still find them rather fascinating.

However, John Carpenter's The Thing tops all of them. Can't get enough of it!

This blog is dedicated to all of them, enjoy!

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cinephiliabeyond:

The Incredible Effects of The Thing, Cinefantastique issue detailing the design and implementation of many of The Thing’s effects sequences.
The visuals of both the desolate Antarctic and the ever-morphing alien creatures in The Thing were envisioned long before the movie was shot. Extensive storyboards were drawn by artist Michael Ploog so that all the departments of the production were on the same page in their preparation for the shoot. This is nothing new… but the similarity between the storyboards and the final imagery shot by legendary DP Dean Cundey is staggering. Storyboards are often only a guide, but in this film they were so specifically rendered that they became gospel. The detail and artistry of Ploog’s work up front, allowed the crew to have clear and defined goals on those frigid shooting days in both Alaska and Canada. 

To demonstrate this point… I’ve taken two scenes from The Thing and laid down the storyboards next to the shots in the final edit of the film. The video below examines the discovery of the alien spaceship and the transformation of Norris in the shocking scene that still haunts me today. Just like Hitchcock worked with Saul Bass to create the famous shower scene in Psycho, Ploog crafted beautiful storyboards for Carpenter so that the time on set was best utilized to tell the story. Be it pencil to paper or an iPad app filmmakers can share the envisionment of the worlds they are creating by using storyboards. —Vashi Nedomansky, The Thing: Storyboards to Film Comparison

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cinephiliabeyond:

The Incredible Effects of The Thing, Cinefantastique issue detailing the design and implementation of many of The Thing’s effects sequences.

The visuals of both the desolate Antarctic and the ever-morphing alien creatures in The Thing were envisioned long before the movie was shot. Extensive storyboards were drawn by artist Michael Ploog so that all the departments of the production were on the same page in their preparation for the shoot. This is nothing new… but the similarity between the storyboards and the final imagery shot by legendary DP Dean Cundey is staggering. Storyboards are often only a guide, but in this film they were so specifically rendered that they became gospel. The detail and artistry of Ploog’s work up front, allowed the crew to have clear and defined goals on those frigid shooting days in both Alaska and Canada.

To demonstrate this point… I’ve taken two scenes from The Thing and laid down the storyboards next to the shots in the final edit of the film. The video below examines the discovery of the alien spaceship and the transformation of Norris in the shocking scene that still haunts me today. Just like Hitchcock worked with Saul Bass to create the famous shower scene in Psycho, Ploog crafted beautiful storyboards for Carpenter so that the time on set was best utilized to tell the story. Be it pencil to paper or an iPad app filmmakers can share the envisionment of the worlds they are creating by using storyboards. —Vashi Nedomansky, The Thing: Storyboards to Film Comparison

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:

specialbored:

Customer requested us to “please draw something in the box” ok here’s some things….

hahaha loving this!

specialbored:

Customer requested us to “please draw something in the box” ok here’s some things….

hahaha loving this!


Artist: Ennio Morricone
Song: Contamination
Album: The Thing
thetygre:

The Thing by gynemeth78

thetygre:

The Thing by gynemeth78

cracked:

If The Thing went on to destroy the world would that prevent the remake?
21 Real Deleted Scenes That Completely Change Famous Movies

cracked:

If The Thing went on to destroy the world would that prevent the remake?

21 Real Deleted Scenes That Completely Change Famous Movies

geek-mythology-blog:

The Thing (1982) Movie Poster
By Brian Taylor
http://www.candykiller.com/

geek-mythology-blog:

The Thing (1982) Movie Poster

By Brian Taylor

http://www.candykiller.com/

pixelated-nightmares:

The Thing by crackfiji42

I need this poster!

pixelated-nightmares:

The Thing by crackfiji42

I need this poster!