Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

8 1/2 Mile

September 14, 2008

My roommate turned me on to this video after I told him how much I loved 8 1/2, and I have to say, this is one ingenious piece of mashup art.  It’s a trailer that features the music from 8 Mile, starring Eminem and footage from Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.  It really captures the similarities between the two films, however culturally different and anachronistic they may be relative to each other.  I’d have to say it’s really only worth watching if you’ve seen 8 1/2, but I’m sure that the mind-blowing juxtaposition can be appreciated by everyone.  See for yourself.

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Past, Present, Future

August 31, 2008
A detailed flowchart

A detailed flowchart

Apologies for not updating regularly. From now on, I will endeavor to update as daily as possible (and once I get into a rhythm, the posts will pop up at around the same time). That being said, I would love to hear specific input from you readers about what content you like, what you think is mediocre and bad, etc. I would like this blog to be interactive rather than simply me posting things that I arbitrarily think are cool, so please, tell me what you’d like to see in the future, or even submit ideas to me about future posts. Many thanks.

Helvetica

August 21, 2008

Ever think that a documentary about a font could be interesting?  Well, this one is.  Helvetica, by Gary Hustwit, is a film about the font created by a little-known Swiss designer in 1957, which has become one of the most popular and ubiquitous methods of communication today.  This documentary isn’t for the typical moviegoer who demands explosions, action and drama drenched in superficial emotion.  I would say that it’s for the more sophisticated viewer, but that’s just pretentious.  Personally, I found it very entertaining and informative and I would argue that seeing this film has made me now, more than ever, interested in all aspects of design and aesthetics.  More information and where to watch it after the fold.

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Dark Knight in IMAX

July 31, 2008

Sitting in the Metreon waiting for the 10:30 screening of the Dark Knight. In IMAX. Yeah. I’ve already seen it in normal theaters, but this should be completely different/awesome, considering that they shot some scenes in an IMAX camera. Yeah, an IMAX camera. Fuuuuuuuck. Will update after the show.

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IMAX Screen

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