Monthly Archive for January, 2009
Animation done by our very own Matt Andrews™ for Life Long Friendship Society.
for those of you watching the sopranos on a&e, here’s what you’re missing.
I’ve been interested in this movie since I saw the trailer, but I visited the website to find out info on the anticipated Coraline Dunks. Fortunately, the site had more to offer. An awesome interactive site with lot of features including behind the scene video clips, desktop screensaver of beautiful patterning, photo manipulation to put buttons over your eyes, posters and bookmarkers for you to print out. The art direction they took with this movie was impressive. There’s a link to a blog, which has been talking about the Coraline Dunks for all the collectors out there, but explore the site.
The wonderfully verbose McQuarrie talks about breaking into the game, the creation and production of his amazing collaboration with childhood friend Bryan Singer, The Usual Suspects , his directorial debut, Way of the Gun, his latest picture Valkyrie, and everything else in between.
be forewarned, this is 2 hours long, but for anyone with an inkling of interest in screenwriting, this is wildly fascinating.
also, if you’re interested in subscribing to the creative screenwriting podcast, you can do so through itunes by clicking here.
2 hours of lost brain fucking = needing a day off.
in addition to being a fantastic designer, recent ADC “young gun” award winner, nicholas felton has made a name for himself as one of the most fastidious life-trackers, publishing annual reports of what his life entails.
his most recent report, detailing his ’08, include his eating and drinking habits, auditory and literary consumption, and mile by mile tracking of where his time was spent. (note his worst meal, at the university hospital building burger king in salt lake city. (nick, I could have told you that and saved you the stomach ache))
and, as if this all isn’t enough for his plate, he’s in a beta release of Daytum, a site that will allow users to track their lives and display them in his exceptional aesthetic.
I originally didn’t plan on posting any of my trips because they’ve been very rhetorical. I kept going to the same places, doing the same things, not only boring you, but also boring myself. Luckily my friend didn’t answer my response for me to stay at his place and had a pretty good weekend.
now Kim Jong Il, the leader of volatile North Korea, has been known by many names. War monger, self-proclaimed: “Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army”, epic propaganda photograph-taker (see above), “internet expert”, finger-on-the-nuclear-button-haver, relentless-hennessy-drinker (he reportedly drinks $650k-720k worth of hennessy a year.) but most recently, heart-disease-and-diabetes-sufferer.
In addition, Kim Jong Il commands the fifth largest army in the world, and is so adored by his country and followers that his birthday is the most celebrated holiday in all of north korea.
But something you may not know about ole’ Kim-bo, is that he’s also a rampant movie watcher. boasting a collection of some 20,000 DVDs, Kim Jong Il’s favorites include, Friday the 13th, (scary) Amistad, (ironic) First Blood (i didn’t know anyone had even seen that), and Gone With The Wind (really?).
Now if all of this isn’t strange enough for you, consider this, Kim-tina published a 344 page book, “On The Art of Cinema”
An excerpt, as I couldn’t dream of writing this well:
“Films should contain musical masterpieces like these,” referring to a film he ‘commissioned’ aptly titled “Sea of Blood”, “the fusion of noble ideas and burning passion.”
“Actors must be ideologically prepared before acquiring high-level skills…No revolutionary actor has ever actually been a Japanese policeman or capitalist . . . To effectively embody the hateful enemy, the actor requires an ardent love of his class and a burning hostility towards the enemy.”
All of this aside, here’s to Kim Jong Il, as he snuggles up on the couch and watches a bootleg dvd of Marley and Me, fighting off his potentially lethal diseases. Get better soon Kim Jong, and let’s make some more movies!