Note: The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below.
Above and below, David Lynch at Universal Studios in 1981 after the release of The Elephant Man. [PickledElephant]
Watch twenty minutes of footage from Orson Welles‘ uncompleted film The Other Side of the Wind. [/Film]
A harsh early Hollywood rejection letter from Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, the studio behind 14 early Charlie Chaplin shorts including The Tramp. [Yahoo]
Rob Ager‘s detailed study of the hotel room scenes in the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Otto Preminger‘s 1944 noir classic Laura will hit Blu-ray for the first time on February 5th. [Blu-Ray.com]
Watch the 2006 documentary Cinematographer Style featuring interviews with Roger Deakins, John Toll, Newton Thomas Sigel, Gordon Willis, Bill Pope, Wally Pfister and more. [Cinephilia & Beyond]
In honor of his birthday this past week, a behind-the-scenes photo of Fritz Lang on the set of Metropolis. [Criterion]
Watch a time-lapse video of The Hollywood Sign getting refurbished. [@emmafgreen]
15 filmmakers, including Satyajit Ray, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni and Luis Buñuel, give their opinion of Jean-Luc Godard. [Strangewood]
Watch a two-hour conversation with director Werner Herzog at UC Santa Barbara.
NYC: Get tickets for a screening of Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1985 drama King Lear ft. a discussion with Richard Brody, Bilge Ebiri and Simon Abrams. [92YTribeca]
Watch the 1996 documentary The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera on the work of Samuel Fuller, featuring Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. [@iambags]
Kevin B. Lee chronicles the 50 essential Chinese films in video form. [Fandor]
Watch Stan Brakhage‘s 1955 short The Wonder Ring. [Criterion]
Michael Haneke‘s Funny Games: US vs. Austrian.