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Centered: This Supercut Gets to the Heart of Wes Anderson’s Symmetrical Film Styling

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve ever seen a Wes Anderson film, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed his highly stylized version of film making. From quirky characters and theatrical set design, to a heavy use of graphic design and… everything being centered. That’s what a filmmaker who goes by Kogonada noticed, and then made this fantastic supercut of Wes Anderson moments with a dotted line showing their incredible, addictive, immaculate: symmetry. [Read more...]

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Casablanca Isn’t the Same on Your Smart Phone. Franck Bohbot Photographs Classic Cinemas from the Golden Age

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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In today’s world, watching movies is as easy as streaming or downloading practically any film to your phone or computer. When it’s free, why not… right? With all this modern tech it’s easy to forget that back in the first half of the 20th century going to the cinema was quite the glamorous affair. You got dressed up and attended the same way as one would go to the theater or the symphony. There were intermissions and libations to enhance the overall experience along with music from a wurlitzer before and after the movie. It was an unforgettable moment in cinema history and some of the most beautiful theaters were built during this period. [Read more...]

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Federico Babina Illustrates The Famous Sets of Classic Cinema

Friday 02.07.2014 , Posted by
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Federico Babina continues to roll out his architecture inspired interpretations of cinema, this time with a series of set elevations he’s calling ARCHISET. Each examples features a rectangular cutaway of a famous film, often pulling elements from multiple scenes to create one image. They are all entertaining, but like movies themselves, there are a few standouts. [Read more...]

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Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Reunite on a Brilliant Short Film for Prada

Thursday 11.14.2013 , Posted by

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We found out last month about Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, but it’s not going to be in theaters for what seems like ages. To tide over all those Wes Anderson obsessed, here’s an excellent short film from the legendary director, with production by Roman Coppola. It features long time Anderson go-to Jason Schwartzman as a fast-talking 1950s racing driver who crashes in a small italian village – just remember it’s not his fault! [Read more...]

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Leanne Shapton Recreates Iconic Film Moments with Watercolor in “Sunday Night Movies”

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes learning the back story of a piece of art can be disappointing to the viewer, but Leanne Shapton’s explanation behind her new book “Sunday Night Movies” is completely satisfying.

“Sunday Night Movies” is a compilation of watercolor paintings Shapton created as part of a larger series “A Month of…” back in 2011. In a piece for the New Yorker, Shapton explained how the series only made sense to her really after she stepped back and viewed it after. [Read more...]

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Actors Breaking Character- Laughing Between Takes

Thursday 06.06.2013 , Posted by

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When we watch the final cut of a film, it’s hard to remember that even the best actors slip up sometimes. After months of working together, the actors become close, and even in the most serious cinematic scenes, there is bound to be laughter in between sets. Redditor Join_You_In_The_Sun gathered this awesome collection from some of these funny moments captured on camera. On the set of Kill Bill, Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu take a break from their sword fight to cheese it up. Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy) put aside their “differences” for a good belly laugh for The Dark Knight Rises. Enjoy this collection and if you’re on Reddit, give Join_You_In_The_Sun an upvote! [Read more...]

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Eclectic Remixed Movie Posters by Latvian Artist

Monday 05.06.2013 , Posted by

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Latvian illustrator Harijs Grundmanis has created his own artistic niche, using a unique surreal style that reinvents or creates alternative imagery for film posters. His distinctive style grants the observer with a tantalizing vision of each particularly famous movie. [Read more...]

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Movies in Color: Film Stills Broken Down by Color

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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If you love data, pantone, and cinematography, then you will love this color analysis by Roxy Radulescu. The LA-based graphic designer originally from Illinois was inspired to look into cinematographic color choice when she was watching Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. She selected a still and used a color generator in Photoshop to get the basic swatch ranges, then she composed the general color palette of the most prominent colors in the still. She has continued to use this process on some of the most popular films in cinema history, choosing a theme each week. This past week she took requests, but before that she had Scorsese, Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Tarantino week. With so many amazing films out there, Radulescu will not be running out of content anytime soon to keep this Tumblr going strong! [Read more...]

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Thumbs Up! Famous Films Without the Guns

Monday 03.18.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes in life, all it takes is removing one key ingredient to change the message… in fact, it sometimes completely reverses the original meaning. That’s the case in these great movie still remixes from the blog Thumbs and Ammo, where we are given a collection of shoot’em up moments with one element removed: the guns. Suddenly tough guys like Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface don’t look so tough… he’s just enthusiastically giving a thumbs-up. [Read more...]

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Thailand’s Floating Movie Theater

Friday 04.06.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever seen a movie? Yes, we all have. But have you ever seen a movie while floating on the water? Probably not. If you happen to find yourself on Kudu Island in Thailand however, this fantasy could be made a reality. [Read more...]

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