This week, The Retro Set Minutes tries a little experiment. We eschew the regular headlines, for the more obscure stories culled from the interwebs. Introducing our Retro Set Minutiae Minutes!
Ever wanted a screen cap for every Simpsons quote imaginable? There’s an App for that!
Don Cheadle as Miles Davis is a win-win. When you add in he directed the biopic (Miles Ahead) and the first trailer is available here? Yes, please!
Did you hear the one about Kurt Russell inadvertently smashing a real antique Martin guitar on the set of The Hateful Eight? Well, it’s all true and it’s all here.
Here we lose again — this time it’s Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White – dead at 74.
George Cukor’s 1957 psychedelic “take” on Rashomon, Les Girls, plays today at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Here, Film Comment’s Farron Smith Nehme does an excellent job explaining why it’s a under-appreciated work of genius.
When you’re a true original, like — oh say — David Bowie for instance, the list of projects you turn down can be as revealing as those you embrace. Here’s that list.
You can credit German auteur Fritz Lang with a hell of a lot– but did you know one of his lesser (today) films originated the countdown to rocket launch that NASA still uses today?
Speaking of multi-talented, we all remember Andy Griffith for his iconic show about Mayberry, and our grandparents’ favorite Matlock series. Fewer of us know about his dramatic turns in No Time for Sergeants and A Face in the Crowd. But a singing star? (Yes, it’s true). Here, Superstar Magazine online features the man himself singing the little known lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show.
You may have several reasons to visit Munich, Germany – but how about an opportunity to check out the props and giant-sized creatures from The Never-ending Story?
For those of us who force our kids to watch old movies, listen to vinyl and wear retro-styles, could we be doing more harm than good?
In 1964, LIFE Magazine ventured inside Sophia Loren’s Roman villa. MessyNessyChic revisits the iconic woman and her home.
And Mashable releases some thoroughly unauthorized photos from the set of The Godfather, taken on the day the cast and crew was preparing for Don Corleone’s attempted assassination.