Right now (could get pulled) there is a sample from Gary Hustwit’s documentary Objectified where they talked with Jonathan Ive about the design of Apple products. I have yet to see the film but this clip was very interesting and reminds me why we do what we do…
Came across this gem today, its well worth the 35 minute break from work to see this behind the scenes of Kubrick’s masterpiece. Jack Nicholson cracks me up when he is prepping for the scene where he bangs down the bathroom, quality.
If you’ve ever seen Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, or been to Disneyland then you’re already familiar with the work of Mary Blair. One of my favorite illustrators and a personal favorite of Mr. Disney check out a treasure trove of her illustrations here.
If you were deprived of this in school (like myself), well enjoy it today then.
Was browsing around during a render today, came across this nice little gold nugget called DRILLPOP. Its full of some interesting old japanese and thai movie poster nostalgia. Enjoy!
Thirty years ago, American film audiences pressed low in their seats as a massive white wedge of machine parts passed overhead. With the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars, the smooth, silvery flying saucers that had dominated postwar sci-fi became embarrassing reminders of an obsolete vision of the future.
Lucas envisioned a World of Tomorrow dominated by black, white, and gray; hard-edged, massive, and inorganic forms, covered with a salty acne of apparatus. The film’s visual program was a departure from the saucers and occasional capsules writ large that sci-fi audiences had grown accustomed to, but its colorless symmetrical ships should have been recognizable to at least a small portion of its audience — those familiar with contemporary art.
In a 1967 essay on minimalism, Clement Greenberg, America’s most influential critic, could have been describing Star Wars: “Everything is rigorously rectilinear or spherical. Development within a given piece is usually repetition of the same modular shape, which may or may not be varied in size.” Greenberg rejected minimalism as pedestrian. “Minimal works are readable as art,” he wrote, “as almost anything is today, including a door, a table, or a blank sheet of paper.” Perhaps because of its fantastic nature, the Death Star has never been recognized as an essential work of minimalism — but it is one. Its destruction has never been acknowledged as a turning point for modernism — but it was one.
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I left America about two years ago and lost a few ‘American Luxuries’ in that process. Part of that moved involved switching to Mac and giving up my Netflix account. Yeah, I could watch Netflix online in Windows running bootcamp, but that’s no fun. I use bootcamp when I work in 3d, and then I’m outta Windows as fast as I can. But good news my mac friends, Netflix is coming to us, and ironically using Microsoft’s Silverlight to get it done! I am happy to see Netflix work so hard (no thanks to Apple) to find a solution. The feature is not yet live, but its coming real soon! (Engadget)
Also, you can find YouWorkForThem DVD releases on Netflix if you would rather rent than buy..
DOTMOV is a digital film festival organized by an online magazine “SHIFT”, aiming to discover unknown talented creators and provide an opportunity to show their works. We had a total of 289 works from 37 countries this year, and excellent 23 works among them were selected by guest judges. All the selected works are also exposed on the website. This year’s festival will take place in several cities in Japan and oversea during the whole month of November, 2008. If your Japan, Hong Kong or Brasil you will for sure want to catch this one.
Knowing very little of India, its history, its people, the culture, or the land, I set about to watch this 6 hour? (possibly more) documentary made in 1968/9 by Louis Malle this past week. You can really see the influence this film had on Wes Anderson’s “Darjeeling Limited”; the camera zooms from far distances and wide pans amongst other techniques and subject matter. The imagery, from the Bharatnatyam dancers to the circling of the Sadhu pilgrim on a road, is amazing and the narrative compelling throughout. If you’ve got some time to devote and you’re a patient person, I encourage watching this.