I’ve seen this many times and with each viewing, it’s more touching. This is a collection of outtakes from Inglourious Basterds (2009) that features actors and others on set looking to the camera and saying “Hi Sally” to Sally Menke, Quentin Tarantino’s longtime editor.
Knowing that Menke would be sitting in a dark editing suite shaping endless amounts of footage, Tarantino thought this would be a nice way to make her smile and keep her motivated through what can be a solitary process.
Sadly, in 2010 Sally Menke died, so Inglourious Basterds was their last collaboration. And beyond the sweet sentiment, this set of outtakes gives us a little window into the intimate working relationship between Menke and Tarantino.
Tarantino has briefly talked about the emotional experience of working on Django Unchained (2012) without her, and said that during the entire editing process, there was a sign put up that read “WWSD” – What Would Sally Do?
A cautionary warning: This video contains some cursing…just a little…and it’s very funny.
Reminds me of Bob Garfield signing off each week’s On the Media with his “… and edited [pause] by Brooke.”
Who doesn’t like an epic daredevil stunt video compilation every now and again? It’s fun to be amazed by the crazy stuff people will do in front of a camera.
Most of these seem believable enough, though there are a few conspicuous fakes — like the triple football catch (01:09) and Evan Longoria’s one-handed baseball catch (01:27), which was most likely a stunt for a sponsor (ah, viral marketing).
Undeniably, people are awesome, and capable of great things as this video reminds us.
New Jersey’s most dangerous city recently tied its record for the most murders in one year when it recorded its 58th homicide on Nov. 2.
Home videos about Camden, N.J., now being posted online show a very different kind of city. Instead of depicting poverty and violence, they show idyllic scenes in Yorkship Village, part of the Fairview neighborhood from the 1950s and ’60s.
Michael Ruiz fondly remembers his childhood there and is posting the home videos his dad shot to give former residents and others a chance to see his old neighborhood.
It's a big Internet out there, but some things tend to stand out. Here are some favorites from the folks at NewsWorks, the public media news source for Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. Curated by Eric Walter.