Non-Union Films: Empire Records

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In June, the On Set Cinema series brought a screening of Empire Records to the real life building that served as its filming location in Wilmington, North Carolina. We took this opportunity to examine the makings of this 90s era cult classic.

In this episode we also talk to On Set Cinema organizer Kenny Caperton, who also happens to live in a replica of the Meyers house from the horror classic Halloween. You can find out about future On Set Cinema screenings at myershousenc.com. Read More …

Non-Union Films: Blue Velvet

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The film career of David Lynch had an unlikely savior after the poorly received 1984 adaptation of Dune. Dino De Laurentiis gave Lynch license to make a personal film with unheard of final cut rights: Blue Velvet.

In this episode we return to the scene of the filmmaking miracle, Wilmington, North Carolina, considered by some to be the loose basis for the town of Twin Peaks. Read More …