Editor’s Blog

AWESOME: Marvin Gaye’s isolated vocal track from “Heard It Through The Grape Vine”

by Micah Haley

This is currently one of the greatest things on the internet. The pure joy from Gaye’s voice is rivaled in my memory only by Mandy Patinkin’s soaring performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in 1989 on David Letterman’s late night talk show. Like Otis Redding, Gaye’s tragically short life would make one amazing biopic. Several […]

EDITOR’S LETTER: Join LFEA to Support Louisiana Film

by Arthur Vandelay

Three years ago, Scene Magazine was created to tell people about the great things that are happening in Louisiana. Although there was some awareness by the general public that films were being shot here, we wanted to share even more stories from the great chapter in this state’s history that is currently being written. We […]

Filmmaker refutes moon landing conspiracy theorists

by Arthur Vandelay

Filmmaker S.G. Collins refutes the long-standing claims of conspiracy theorists who believe the federal government hired Hollywood to fake the United States’ first landing on the moon. Here’s an example of a television program that explores some of the theories that Collins debunks:

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

by Arthur Vandelay

In the hands of another director, a high concept “aliens versus robots” movie would probably fall far on my personal list of most anticipated films. But Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo del Toro, he of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Blade II and Cronos. The first trailer saw the light of day this morning.

“On Aurora” – Editor’s Letter – August/September 2012

by Micah Haley

One of the best moviegoings of my life was seeing the midnight opening of The Dark Knight at the Prytania Theatre. The good nature and enthusiasm of that crowd still stands out as one of the best entertainment experiences I’ve ever had. And for weeks afterwards it was amazing to see the world echo my […]

EXCELLENCE: Christopher Nolan has it.

by Micah Haley

Count me among those longing for a return to story-driven filmmaking. Some would follow that sentence with a lament, praying for the death of mega-budget studio tentpoles. But while it is true that some of last summer’s biggest movies disappointed, I’ve found equally weak storytelling in a slew of small independent films. Great stories can […]

Editor’s Blog – An Introduction

by Micah Haley

You may have noticed our love for film. It is the industry that birthed Scene Magazine, after all. Though we lovingly cover music and fashion, and anything that entertains, film is who we are. Yet, noticeably absent from our family of publications are film reviews. You’ll see a few of those here. Also absent from our […]