The tragic circumstances that took actor Anton Yelchin in 2016 are still hard to comprehend. The freak accident left Hollywood without a charismatic star, it left many of his peers without a friend, and most tragically, his parents without a son. But during his relatively short life, Yelchin proved that you could accomplish a staggering amount- both on and off-screen. And a new documentary about his life aims to remember and celebrate the lasting legacy he left behind.
Titled Love, Antosha, the documentary features Yelchin through home video, interviews and clips through his life- celebrating the films, the photography, and the connection he made with countless around the world. Love, Antosha features interviews with Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams, and William Dafoe to name some. From the trailer, we see that his mother, Irina, is also interviewed.
Premiered by his parents at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Love, Antosha has received some positive praise, with Variety saying that it was “a touching and surprising portrait“. Love, Antosha was directed by Garret Price and will open in select theatres in August of this year. Nicholas Cage narrates the documentary. Check out the trailer below.
Anton Yelchin starred in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot (along with two of its sequels- Star Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond. The latter released posthumously), Terminator: Salvation, and New York I Love You to name a few.
Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’ gets 4K restoration
Buster Keaton’s 1927 film The General is hailed as one of the most culturally significant films in history. Now a 4K remaster gives it new, HD life.
Buster Keaton’s 1927 film The General is hailed as one of the most culturally significant films in history. Now, almost a century after its release, it is getting a 4K restoration that has given the classic new, high-definition life. Cohen Media has released the trailer for the 4K restoration of the film, which you can watch above.
The General is an American Civil War film based on the true story of the ‘Great Locomotive Chase‘, and sees Keaton in perhaps, his defining role. There are very few film classes you’ll take as a student that won’t at some point, feature Keaton and The General. In one of the film’s most iconic scenes, the train is seen crashing into the river- a scene done with no props- costing a then-staggering $42,000 to film. The General ended up costing $750,000 in 1926 money to make, with that iconic scene becoming the most expensive silent-era shot ever composed. Parts of the train and track were still found in the river in 2007.
The film is ranked as the American Film Institute’s 18th ‘Greatest American Film’ (ever made) and Orson Welles deemed it;
“The greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made.”
High praise from the man who made the greatest film ever made.