The Queue

The Queue is an oft-recurring column in which Meg Shields provides you with a distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web.

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The Stuff

Addictive, Destructive, Delicious: How To Sell a Movie Like ‘The Stuff’

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How do you sell an anti-capitalist eco-horror about evil yogurt? With a totally straight face of course.

The Abyss

How James Cameron Recorded Dialogue Underwater for ‘The Abyss’

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Well, it wasn’t easy. But it’s James Cameron so what’d you expect?

Ouatih Driving

Out of Time: Lessons in Editing From Cliff Booth’s Drive Home

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Or: how to get to the Valley from Beverly Hills in under three minutes.

Dune

Revisiting The Marketing Quandary of ‘Dune’

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Let’s revisit the spicy original trailer for David Lynch’s 1984 disasterpiece.

How Does Animation Work?

Frames in Motion: A Beginner’s Guide To How Animation Works

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how animation works, in under three minutes.

The Age of Innocence

Revisiting ‘The Age of Innocence’ in the Age of Social Distancing

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While we’re all keeping at a distance: one of the greatest films ever made about frustrated desire and the power of touch.

Cats

‘Cats’ and the Death of the Awards-Hopeful Musical Adaptation

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Be a connoisseur of chaos and watch this feature-length video about how ‘Cats’ the musical, and the cinematic nightmare fuel, came to be.

The Exorcist Banned Trailer

What The Banned Trailer for ‘The Exorcist’ Can Teach Us About Our Tolerance for Terror

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Nightmare fuel or experimental masterpiece? You decide.

Sweded Film

It’s The Perfect Time to Start “Sweding” Films Again

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2008’s ‘Be Kind Rewind’ kicked off a trend of hilariously homemade no-budget remakes of cinema classics. Now that we’re all trapped inside, what better time to revitalize the ‘sweded film’?