Born in the Barnes district of London, Peter Mayhew spent his early adulthood working at a hospital, where he changed bedpans and cared for patients. The 7-foot-3-inch man had no intention of going into the entertainment industry. Mayhew got into the limelight once a local newspaper published an article about him and his extraordinarily big feet and tall height (a product of Marfan syndrome). The producer of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) tracked him down and cast him in his movie in the role of the minotaur. He was exactly the guy the filmmaker was looking for.Read More
As Netflix moves past its 20th anniversary, we have decided to celebrate our future by going decade by decade through this century of American film. Each decade seems to have its own spirit and stories, and to kick us off, we’ll look at what I think are the indelible images or scenes from the past ten decades of American movies—the moments we remember and the moments that make us love American movies.Read More
A few weeks ago, I interviewed digital effects artist Michelle Dean about her career. Dean works at Industrial Light & Magic, the legendary visual effects house founded by George Lucas in San Francisco. It was a fascinating interview that I recommend you all read. But it also led to an invitation by Michelle to come visit her offices.Read More
We all have our own strong opinions about which Star Wars movie is the best. The DVD Netflix office itself is full of prequel deniers, after all.
But numbers are numbers. This list obviously isn't a reflection about which film was qualitatively the best... obviously. -stern look at George Lucas- Here are the Star Wars movies in order of how often our members have rented them!Read More
The roguish wink and the grizzly half smile. They're the two hallmarks of actor Harrison Ford. It's pretty incredible that he's played not just one, but two, of the most universally recognized 20th century pop culture icons—Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
He's had a prolific career. Which ten Harrison Ford movies have DVD Netflix subscribers rented the most?Read More