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The Princess Bride: Inconceivably Fun Illustrations

Thursday 10.18.2012 , Posted by

While there are just about a million illustrations out there which have fun with the characters of Star Wars, The Big Lebowski and pretty much every rendition of the Batman Movies, it isn’t often you find drawings from the cult classic film The Princess Bride. Here to feed your hunger is Nathan W Pyle, creating some not-so-serious illustrations from a similarly not-so-serious film. You’ll find more at nathanwpyle.com. [Read more...]

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Blue ‘Quadropus’ in a Stop-Motion Music Video

Friday 10.12.2012 , Posted by

In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out. [Read more...]

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Partir: Two Characters Travel Beyond the Walls

Thursday 10.04.2012 , Posted by

In this charming French short film, Partir, two lovable characters take a journey on the walls of the city. They share romance, jump through the rain, swim through the ocean… and all animated on the highly textured walls of the warn city. Each frame was drawn with chalk on a different wall, lending the film a quick staccato beat of cracking paint, pipes, cables, and around-the-corner glimpses of street life. [Read more...]

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Found It! Tracking Famous Movie Scene Locations

Monday 09.24.2012 , Posted by

If you loved Bob Egan’s vintage album detective work, then you’ll love the blog of Christopher Moloney. Much like Egan does for album covers, Moloney tracks down the actual locations of famous movie scenes. A writer for many networks including CNN, CBS, and A&E, Moloney’s scene searching hobby started in June. He prints out a picture for each scene and then goes to the actual location, superimposing the print where it took place. [Read more...]

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1902: First Color Films From the End of the Victorian Era

Monday 09.17.2012 , Posted by

Neglected and forgotten for the last 110 years, the world’s first color film has recently been discovered and restored by the UK’s National Media Museum. Created in 1902, only a few short years after the invention of the motion picture itself and far before even color photography was common, the film and its discovery is an exciting new landmark in the history of film. [Read more...]

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Movie Galaxies: Tracing the Social Networks in Movies

Thursday 08.16.2012 , Posted by

You know those movie discussions you have with friends – the ones that last for hours, tracing the connections between characters from complex movies like the Godfather, Casino or Twin Peaks? Well, imagine if that conversation could be translated into a star chart like galaxy, drawing each social connection as a line between each character. What you’d have is something which looks a lot like the clever site MovieGalaxies. [Read more...]

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Haunting Images of a Spinning Woman

Sunday 07.15.2012 , Posted by

You can use animated GIF’s so many ways – from the cheesy sparkling graphics that dominated MySpace, to looping film clips or artfully animated drawings – there are a host of possibilities. These GIF’s, coming out of Japan at about 2 per week are really something different though. From the Tumblr blog, RRRRRRRROLL, the images feature a mysterious woman who spins in circles while the rest of the world stays completely still. More unusual, as if she is being spun by some unseen force, her feet stay aligned with her body as she spins. [Read more...]

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The Lost Art of the Ghana Movie Poster

Sunday 06.03.2012 , Posted by

While the Hollywood movie industry is famous for spending literal fortunes on their film fare and its subsequent promotion, not everyone has the means to promote movies with such gross excess: enter the lost art of the Ghana movie poster. During the boom of the video cassette in the 1980s, small-scale mobile theaters popped up around the sub-saharan country, providing entertainment as they passed through towns and villages. The showings often took place in social clubs, houses or outside in the warm night air, and sometimes only consisted of chairs, a generator, VCR and a television. To promote these shows artists were employed to create large, colorful posters and given full creative license to attract the viewing public… often with very entertaining, but less than accurate results. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #198> Time To Hit The Streets

Saturday 05.26.2012 , Posted by



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Great Film Scenes Captured With a Painters Brush

Wednesday 05.23.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to creating spot-on tribute paintings to our favorite movies, few do it better than Massimo Carnevale. His brush stroke heavy images capture so much life and vibrant emotion that they seem to give these much loved scenes even more impact and sentiment than the original films themselves. How is it, for example, that you can take one glance from the Back to the Future series and create such a poignant moment out of one that was probably lost to most viewers? This is talent. [Read more...]

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