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Legendary Directors

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow takes pride in having technicians who give the look and shape of perfection to guests who visit our locations.

Over the years, there have been people with visions of magnificent stories and recording these stories on film.

Studio Brow would like to share some of these directors and select films they created.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau – Nosferatu (1922) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

Alfred HitchcockVeritgo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds.

Orson WellesCitizen Kane, The Stranger, Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight.

Steven SpielbergE.T., Indiana Jones series and Jurassic Park.

George LucasTHX-1138, Star Wars: A New Hope and prequel trilogy.

Martin ScorseseTaxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed.

James CameronTerminator, T2: Judgment Day, Titanic and Avatar.

David LynchEraserhead, Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive.

Wes CravenThe Hills Have Eyes (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream series and Red Eye.

Chris NolanMemento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception.

Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather Part 1, 2 and 3 and Apocalypse Now.

Darren AronofskiPi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan.

George RomeroNight, Dawn and Day of the Dead and The Crazies (1973).

Richard DonnerSuperman, Superman II and The Goonies.

David FincherSeven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Quentin TarantinoReservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

John FordStagecoach, The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley.

Billy WilderThe Apartment, Some Like It Hot, The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard.

Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

Joel and Ethan CoenFargo, O’ Brother Where Art Thou?, No Country For Old Men and True Grit (2010).

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The Expendables II: The Best of the Best Making a Comeback

By Gunner Glam

Coming this August to theaters, The Expendables II, an action film which pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early 1990s and stars an array of action veterans from those decades.

Studio Brow has built reputation around tradition to look good and count on being the one place who could guarantee good service.

With The Expendables II, one of the largest ensemble casts of the past decade makes a comeback with stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

New additions to the cast include Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan who join the Expendables’ team and Scott Adkins who plays the lead villain’s right hand man.

The basic premise is after taking a seemingly simple job for Mr. Church (Bruce Willis), the Expendables find their plans going awry and one of their own is brutally murdered by rival mercenary Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme). The Expendables set out into hostile territory — with their new members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) — to put a stop to a deadly weapon and gain their revenge against the villain who killed their brother.

Prior to release of the original Expendables film which he personally directed, Stallone said, “I have an idea ready to go and I’m going to try to do something that’s quite radical.”

David Agosto and Ken Kaufman were hired to write the script to the sequel based on a story by Stallone.

It was confirmed that Simon West, director of The Mechanic (2011) which also featured Jason Statham, had taken helm of the sequel.

On January 19, 2012, Stallone confirmed that the film was being aimed towards a PG-13 audience, which means the film could be viewed by people above thirteen years of age and children below that age with parental permission, unlike the R-rating of the previous film which restricted the film to those over the age of seventeen.

Speaking to Ain’t It Cool News about the change, Stallone said, “The PG-13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level.”

It was reported that the change was requested by Norris before he would take part in the film, as he did not appreciate the swearing present in the script.

On a $100 million budget, principal photography began on September 29, 2011, focusing on stunts with the central stars beginning filming on October 3.

Filming was scheduled to take place over 14 weeks, with early filming taking place in Bulgaria at the Nu Boyana Film studios in Sofia, with additional filming occurring in the city of Plovdiv and the town of Bansko. Other filming locations included Russia, France and Hong Kong.

On October 9, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger flew to Bulgaria to film their scenes.

Filming was expected to conclude in January 2012, and by February 9, 2012, it was reported that The Expendables 2 had moved into post-production.

Lionsgate confirmed at CinemaCon that the sequel will be in US theaters on August 17, 2012.


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