Thursday, December 06, 2007

Heroes of the Writers Strike


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

the Sex Life of Robots

Fascinating and bizarre (NSFW)



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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Q&A: Ridley Scott on Blade Runner


Attention Blade Runner junkies: The offline Wired interview with Ridley Scott, which I mentioned in this weekend's linkfest, is now online.

As we noted previously, the latest version of Blade Runner is in theaters in October, with a 5 DVD disc set to follow next year.

Here's the Ubiq-cerpt:™

"It's a classic tale of failure and redemption, the kind of story Hollywood loves to tell.

Fresh off his second successful movie, an up-and-coming director takes a chance on a dark tale of a 21st-century cop who hunts humanlike androids. But he runs over budget, and the financiers take control, forcing him to add a ham-fisted voice-over and an absurdly cheery ending. The public doesn't buy it. The director's masterpiece plays to near-empty theaters, ultimately retreating to the art-house circuit as a cult oddity.

That's where we left Ridley Scott's future-noir epic in 1982. But a funny thing happened over the next 25 years. Blade Runner's audience quietly multiplied. An accidental public showing of a rough-cut work print created surprise demand for a re-release, so in 1992 Scott issued his director's cut. He silenced the narration, axed the ending, and added a twist — a dream sequence suggesting that Rick Deckard, the film's protagonist, is an android, just like those he was hired to dispatch.

But the director didn't stop there. As the millennium turned, he continued polishing: erasing stray f/x wires, trimming shots originally extended to accommodate the voice-over, even rebuilding a scene in which the stunt double was obvious. Now he's ready to release Blade Runner: The Final Cut, which will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York in October, with a DVD to follow in December.

At age 69, Ridley Scott is finally satisfied with his most challenging film. He's still turning out movies at a furious pace — American Gangster, with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, is due in November — building on an extraordinary oeuvre that includes Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. But he seems ready to accept Blade Runner as his crowning achievement. In his northern English accent, he describes its genesis and lasting influence. And, inevitably, he returns to the darkness that pervades his view of the future — the shadows that shield Deckard from a reality that may be too disturbing to face."

Other goodies:  An interactive look at the Cultural Influences Before and After the Film in the Blade Runner Nexus , and a full transcript and Audio of Wired's Interview with Ridley Scott.

Its a must read for fans -- even if Ridley gets whether Deckard is a replicant or a human wrong . . .



Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the Blade Runner He Always Imagined   
By Ted Greenwald  09.26.07 | 4:00 PM

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Color-Coded Criminals by Mr. Purple

I love this idea:


Color-Coded Criminals by Mr. Purple

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Be Kind, Rewind

Looks very funny:

Here's the overview from IMDB.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers


This is a parody of all the "100" list specials that the American Film Institute keeps putting out. It's my first time working with video editing and my first YouTube post. Complete list at here:

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Known Star Wars Galaxy


click for larger graphic


via kottke

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Join The Empire

Very well done CG short movie, based on Star Wars universe, it's an Imperial propaganda commercial.


It tooks about one year to complete and features models made from scratch by myself. I've used 3DStudio 4.0, 3DStudio MAX 2.0/2.5, Media Studio 5.0, Autodesk Animator."

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon

Last week, we looked at a diagram of Star Wars characters.

Today, we have a little more fun:



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Monday, May 07, 2007

Star Wars Diagrammed