Wim Wenders wanted his documentary tribute to the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch to be unlike any other dance movie ever made. He accomplished this by shooting it in 3D, resulting in a vivid, sometimes startling sensory experience. In this illuminating clip from The Making of “Pina,” available in its entirety on our special editions of the film, see behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of the Rite of Spring sequence, and learn more about the techniques—including the use of two simultaneous cameras and a semitransparent mirror—that Wenders and his crew, including director of stereography Alain Derobe, employed in the shooting of Pina, available on Criterion Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD.
A Subtler Side of the Hepburn-Grant Magic
Filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and critic Michael Sragow dive into the pleasures of Holiday, a romantic-comedy classic that has long stood in the shadow of The Philadelphia Story but has a poignancy all its own.
Wim Wenders Looks Back on the Digital Future He Predicted
From search engines to all-engrossing handheld devices, the technologies that the German director conjured for his 1991 opus Until the End of the World are now common features of contemporary life.
John Bailey Breaks Down a Tour de Force of Gothic Lighting
The veteran cinematographer takes a close look at the highly stylized and atmospheric lighting in one of the most pivotal scenes in pre-Code classic The Story of Temple Drake.
All About Mankiewicz
One of the most celebrated Hollywood writer-directors of his time, Joseph L. Mankiewicz offers a window into the way he sees his characters in this illuminating clip from an archival interview.