November 16, 2009
November 14, 2009
July 30, 2009
We’ve been watching many movies in recent months. Inside is a partial list
January 23, 2009
5 mythical heroes
I recently saw The Fall by Tarsem Singh. Here is the first few minutes of the film, played with Beethoven’s seventh as background. The film reminds me of Jodorowsky’s visual fireworks & Tarkowsky magical story-telling.
By the way, you can download it, as well as any other movie you wish (including all new releases) on this or on many other similar Chinese sites…
(Photo above, not of Jodhpur, is from LifeLight Design)
January 20, 2009
The Roast Beef Scene
Many of Bergman’s trailer
Screenshots of the type done for each of the locations in Quantum of Solace, a meaningless movie, from Goldenfiddle
I'm looking for recommendations of movies to show at a movie party. I'd like to find films that are completely out there and just offensively weird and absurd in a way that would allow us all to comment on just how absurd they are…Movies that are really good, artsy, serious, etc. don't work very well because nobody wants to say anything during a really good movie.
Diner scene above from Soup tumbler
December 06, 2008
Gliddy glup goopy, nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
A lengthy comparison between the Theatrical Version and the Unrated Director's Cut of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story at “Movie Censorship”
50 pretty covers of the Criterion DVD Collection
When the moon is in the seventh house
and Jupiter aligns with Mars,
then peace will guide the planet
and love will steer the stars
November 26, 2008
Click-a-Flick is a puzzle place for movie mavens…
Can you guess which movie this is?
How about this? Most are easy, some are not.
From Cam, the man who brought you Cameroddities. (Thank you, Cam)
October 24, 2008
Rotten kids... you work your life out
...Everything... every single thing that took place in that courtroom, but I mean everything... says he's guilty. What d'ya think? I'm an idiot or somethin'? Why don't cha take that stuff about the old man; the old man who lived there and heard every thing? Or this business about the knife! What, 'cause we found one exactly like it? The old man SAW him. Right there on the stairs. What's the difference how many seconds it was? Every single thing. The knife falling through a hole in his pocket... you can't PROVE he didn't get to the door! Sure, you can take all the time hobblin' around the room, but you can't PROVE it! And what about this business with the El? And the movies! There's a phony deal if I ever heard one. I betcha five thousand dollars I'd remember the movies I saw! I'm tellin' ya: every thing that's gone on has been twisted... and turned. This business with the glasses. How do you know she didn't have 'em on? This woman testified in open court! And what about hearin' the kid yell... huh? I'm tellin' ya, I've got all the facts here...
More of Brandon Hardesty’s excellent re-enactments: Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo, Howard Beale in Network, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Tony Montana in Scarface, and more. Brandon's blog
September 16, 2008
Władysław Starewicz’s The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
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Most people know Saul Bass by his unique movie posters and opening movie credit design. He forged a new way of thinking about the design and elements relating to film and forever changed the designer’s role in the industry.
However, Bass also worked as an identity designer creating some of the strongest and most important brands, most of which are still in use today. Logos by Saul Bass
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Midnight Eye about the latest Japanese Cinema
September 05, 2008
The devil in denim
Rock musician Bobby Allen Bird takes us on a tour of his many tattoos. NSFW. By Carson Mell
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Un-related: Save water with Nat Geo
August 30, 2008
I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder
The first few minutes of The Conversation
Re-post: How Long Did Phil Conners' Groundhog Day Really Last? The screenwriter says about ten years - Jamie Zawinski estimated 4 years
Mate a movie series on Worth 1000 - (Two or more movies, combined to make one much funnier movie)
July 17, 2008
My Million Dollar Movie
Casey wants to make a movie. He doesn’t know any studio executives or Hollywood power brokers and since necessity is the mother of invention, he figured out another way to come up with the money. So he’s turning to the public to offer them ownership of a piece of his film - My Million Dollar Movie
Electric Fountain, artwork by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, illuminated the Plaza at Rockefeller Center February 27 though April 4. Fabricated from 3,390 LED bulbs and 576 feet of neon tubing, the design and sequencing of Electric Fountain replicates the movement of water streaming, pooling, splashing and flowing
Clickflashwhirr, another site of Time Lapse Portraits, this time with a pretty girl modeling
June 15, 2008
Afro Ninja: The Movie
Here comes Afro Ninja: The Movie - starring Mark Allen Hicks himself
The trailer for The Stuff (1985), staring Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris and Paul Sorvino. Directed by Larry Cohen (YT)
Viva Calaca! is a "personal project from animator/designer Ritxi Ostáriz. The animated short with music by Voltaire, is a tribute to Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations"…
May 10, 2008
Nino Rota's theme from Fellini’s 8½ (YT)
Creating the title sequence for the movie Juno. More from ShadowPlay Studio, the stills from the main title sequence for Thank You For Smoking. (Incidentally, I saw both of those films last week. 'Not Smoking' was blah)...
HBO voyeur à la Rear Window
Re-post: Mon Oncle at Tativille
Anton Chigurh’s coin toss scene - re-tooled
March 27, 2008
Andy Warhol on The Love Boat
Re-post: Late Night With Conan O'Brien Picture Archive
If a bad movie has terrific costumes then actually it is a good movie, for obviously the reason the film was made was simply to showcase the outfits. Based on this reasoning, a flick like What a Way to Go is a rousing success.
All New – Featuring the personal websites of Grow-a-brain’s readers! Today – From St. Louis, MO, Jonco’s Bits & Pieces. Submit yours for consideration.