Friday, April 27, 2007

TV - Brass Eye archive

... can be found here (courtesy of John Hodgman).

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virtua - Literally Too Good To Be True

From what I can gather, a wonderful man made this on his PC...
Please notice, among other fighters:
- Count Duckula
- Winnie t. Pooh
- Fred Flintstone
- Fat Albert
- Mr. Incredible
- Leela

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Movies - Early Quentin

The excellence of Death Proof inspired me to browse some 'Tino online, and I found his first ever student film. Early stages of QT-style dialogue, soundtrack choices and fight choreography are all there. File under "interesting".

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Movies - Grindhouse

Their mistake was underestimating the stupidity of the audience:

Grindhouse is to be broken into two films following its disastrous showing at the US box office last weekend. The Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino collaboration will now be released overseas as two separate features. There are also plans to re-release the production as two films in the US.


Moreover, there have been reports that many film-goers have been confused by the movie's structure - mistakenly assuming that there was only one film on offer and leaving the cinema en-masse after the Rodriguez section.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Science & Religion - Dawkins Interviews (Liberal) Bishop of Oxford

All-too-rare respectful interview from Dawkins. Both sides emerge looking good.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sound and Vision - Green Screen

Heavy rotation of the Decemberists' single "O Valencia" on LA's Indie 103.1FM reminded me of the Colbert-angering Green-Screen Video Challenge they set up.

I trawled through a few entries to the contest, and it was really interesting to see the difference between the undoubtedly very very good unsuccesful entries... [another example here:

...and the eventual takes-it-a-step-further winner.

A reminder that in the creative industry you can be very good technically, but unless you got that zinger of a creative idea, you'll be forgotten about.