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  1. behind the scenes
    Filming a Game of Thrones Battle Sounds Like Hell on EarthFeaturing smoke made of paraffin and fish oil.
  2. special effects
    How The Umbrella Academy’s Swole Gorilla Man Got So Absurdly Swole“I looked at the comics before I was officially cast, and I was like, Oh, my God, this guy is a human head on a gorilla body.”
  3. behind the scenes
    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to Air a Larry Sanders–Inspired Special Next WeekFeaturing appearances by Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels, Ben Stiller, and more.
  4. behind the scenes
    Steven Soderbergh on the High-Speed Production of High Flying BirdIt was shot using an iPhone — just one of several affordable, fast-turnaround pieces of equipment that helped him get the film off the ground quickly.
  5. behind the scenes
    I Am the Night Made Its Own Surrealist Art for That Haunting Black Dahlia TwistSeries creator Sam Sheridan talks Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, the real-life George Hodel, and the “undercurrent of misogyny” in Surrealism.
  6. behind the scenes
    Why Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tackled #MeToo With a Puppet PenisShowrunner Robert Carlock on the Mr. Frumpus story line, including that gross scene with his “little orange tube.”
  7. behind the scenes
    On the Set of One Day at a Time, Gloria Estefan Is Everyone’s HeroWhen the pop star joined Netflix’s Cuban-American family sitcom, “we were all running around completely crazy.”
  8. the other two
    As Far As We Know, Justin Theroux Doesn’t Actually Have a Motorcycle ToiletThe Other Two creators on why they turned Justin Theroux’s apartment into a very funny, (probably) fictional joke.
  9. behind the scenes
    Why Spotify Finally Let People Mute R. KellyAfter a failed first attempt at banning Kelly, Spotify has put the onus of holding him accountable on the consumer. Here’s why.
  10. special effects
    True Detective’s Old-Man Makeup Was Inspired by The Nutty Professor and AmadeusThe makeup artist behind True Detective season three reveals the secrets of a special-effects feat.
  11. behind the scenes
    How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Changed the Animation GameThe story behind the hit film’s unorthodox, exhilarating pop art.
  12. behind the scenes
    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is Hard to Watch, But It Was Even Harder to Make“If we’d have known how difficult it was going to be, we might not have done it.”
  13. behind the scenes
    How You’re the Worst Pulled Off Its Flawless Ode to ’90s Rom-comsCreator Stephen Falk breaks down the nods to Clerks, Empire Records, Notting Hill, and other ‘90s classics in the season premiere.
  14. backstories
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Isn’t Just a ‘Feel-good Show’Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino dig into the filmmaking, choreography, and themes of season two.
  15. behind the scenes
    The Stories Behind If Beale Street Could Talk’s Gorgeous CostumesBehind the scenes on Tish’s cream cape, Frank’s camel-toned leather jacket, Sharon’s metallic cocktail dress, and more.
  16. behind the scenes
    How The Good Place Made Its Very Special Janet EpisodeAnd that Janet-on-Janet kissing scene.
  17. behind the scenes
    How My Brilliant Friend Filmed Its Most Disturbing SceneDirector Saverio Costanzo employed a body double and a closed set for the show’s gut-wrenching molestation scene.
  18. behind the scenes
    Why The Great British Baking Show Finally Left the Tent and Went OutsideThis season, the bakers ventured into the great outdoors for a “campfire pita bread” technical challenge.
  19. behind the scenes
    How Ralph Breaks the Internet Brought the Internet to Animated LifePhil Johnston and Rich Moore on creating BuzzTube, KnowMore, Slaughter Race, and more.
  20. behind the scenes
    Homecoming: The 9 Hidden Details You Probably MissedWhat’s the deal with all those octagons?
  21. the vulture transcript
    How Sam Esmail Directed the Hell Out of HomecomingAn in-depth conversation, and video commentary track, on the show’s visual style, music, set design, and aesthetic blueprint.
  22. behind the scenes
    How Black-ish’s Prince Tribute Episode Came Together“We were all Prince fans. We would have done 20 or 30 songs if we had the time,” says Black-ish showrunner Kenny Smith.
  23. animals
    The Good Place’s Lizard Is a ‘Moody’ Improv MasterMuch to the delight of Kristen Bell.
  24. behind the scenes
    How It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pulled Off Mac’s Jaw-dropping DanceNo joke: Rob McElhenney spent seven months training, lifting weights, and rehearsing for Sunny’s finale dance surprise.
  25. behind the scenes
    How Bodyguard Pulled Off Its 4 Most Heart-Pounding ScenesCreator Jed Mercurio takes us behind the scenes of his British crime drama’s absurdly tense moments.
  26. behind the scenes
    How Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Made Its Creepy Opening CreditsThe artist who draws the Chilling Adventures comic also designed the Netflix show’s title sequence.
  27. behind the scenes
    How Daredevil Filmed Its 10-Minute Prison Fight in a Single Take“It was f—king nuts,” says the showrunner.
  28. hollywood
    The True Story Behind My Dinner With Hervé“Now I’ve told you all ze bullshit stories, what about ze truth? Would you like to hear ze real story of my life?”
  29. gallery
    Kerry Washington Is StretchingBackstage and onstage, as producer and star, in American Son.
  30. a closer look
    How St. Vincent Reimagines Her Own SongsThe singer on writing “Savior” and then recording it two ways.
  31. behind the scenes
    How Big Mouth Created the Shame WizardHe’s the “mortal enemy” of the Hormone Monster, and he’s key to Big Mouth’s biggest lesson about puberty.
  32. behind the scenes
    How Better Call Saul Rebuilt the Meth Superlab From Breaking BadThe “daunting” project took a team of 75 set designers, artists, and carpenters, plus advice from a structural engineer.
  33. behind the scenes
    How Murphy Brown Faked That Sarah Huckabee Sanders CameoA combination of real-life news footage, voice and body doubles, and a very particular wardrobe.
  34. habitats
    How Novelist John Wray Made His Brooklyn Brownstone Into a Writers’ ClubhouseThis Park Slope townhouse is a cross between an artists’ colony, a co-working space, and a frat house.
  35. behind the scenes
    You Co-Creator Breaks Down Beck’s Surprising Twist“He has no f—king idea what she’s actually thinking.”
  36. profile
    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
  37. reality tv
    The Bachelor: Vietnam’s Unprecedented Same-Sex Love Story Shocked Its Producers“It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming.”
  38. behind the scenes
    How Maniac’s Creators Approached Mental IllnessCary Joji Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville on therapy, world-building delusions, and the message of their bizarre Netflix show.
  39. tribeca tv festival
    Here Are Anthony Bourdain’s Last Words in the Parts Unknown Premiere“I do my best. I look. I listen. But in the end, I know it’s my story.”
  40. interview
    Songwriter Savan Kotecha on the Making of Ariana Grande’s Sweetener“She took it and owned it and was like, ‘This is what I wanna say and this is what I’m about.’”
  41. first looks
    See Robin Wright Take Charge on the Set of House of Cards’ Final SeasonShe’ll lead both the White House and the show when it returns this fall.
  42. behind the scenes
    What It’s Like to Play One of Westworld’s ‘Inhuman’ Drone Hosts“They wanted them completely devoid of emotion and humanity.”
  43. behind the scenes
    The Painstaking Detail That Went Into Lauren Ambrose’s My Fair Lady HatThe costume designer and milliner had to create something that fit both an extravagant scene and Ambrose’s modernized reading of the character.
  44. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys on Saying Good-bye to The AmericansThey aren’t as sad about the end of their show as you might think.
  45. behind the scenes
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z Have Gone ‘On the Run’ to Film a Video in JamaicaThey’re riding motorbikes through the streets.
  46. behind the scenes
    How Frozen Reimagines Its Icy World for the Broadway StageConjuring snow and ice with everything from sculptural set pieces to video and lighting effects.
  47. backstories
    How The Alienist Re-created 1896 New York in Budapest“Just when we thought the show was going to die a sad death, someone said, ‘Have you thought of Budapest?’”
  48. lady bird
    Warm Your Icy, Jaded Heart With This Video of Greta Gerwig Directing Lady BirdAhem, may we have the envelope please?
  49. harvey weinstein
    Harvey Weinstein Blackmailed Salma Hayek to Get Gratuitous Nude Scene in FridaSalma Hayek details Harvey Weinstein’s harassment on the set of Frida.
  50. profile
    Alexander Payne Is Supersizing His Artistic Ambitions With a Very Tiny ComedyWith Downsizing, the director mines the comedy in the microscopic.
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