Unlike most TV shows, which manage their drama in three acts, episodes of The Wire typically take place across five. In interviews, David Simon, the show’s creator, has stressed the show’s underpinnings in Greek tragedy. So maybe it’s these enduring arcs and structures that are to blame for the show’s utter watchability. Click to enlarge. But it could also be the characters--the [...]
It's not the first miniature car chase to leave us desperately missing our RC toys of yesteryear. But this one perfectly captures the feeling of your stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster car chase — complete with tiny sidewalk cafes for the cars to smash through. An RC Car chase made entirely out of cardboard, hot glue, and spray paint.
My big collection of movie resources, can be a bit heavy to jump right into, so I’ve also created a Short List (of Movie Resources) to get you started. Where to find movie Information: IMDb Everyone has heard of it, The Internet Movie Data Base is probably the largest, best resource for all things film and television. They include movies, actor bios, user reviews, trivia and [...]
A 2013 OSCAR NOMINEE, AN URBAN OFFICE WORKER FINDS THAT PAPER AIRPLANES ARE INSTRUMENTAL IN MEETING A GIRL IN WAYS HE NEVER EXPECTED. Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, "Paperman." Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the [...]
Ryan Koo over at NoFilmSchool made me aware of the great and moving short film by Pietro Malegori, 'Birthday'. The filmmaker him self, describes the film like this: When we lose someone, a part of us dies. The other part hardly comes back. A man and a woman, once parents are mourning the death of their son. On the day of his [...]
After stirring keynote speeches by Lewis Black and Marc Maron over the past couple of years, Patton Oswalt took to the stage adjacent to the Hyatt lounge to deliver the third annual keynote for the Just For Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal. The recent keynote speech on comedy applies equally well if you replace the term “comedian” with “filmmaker”, and addresses some nice [...]
I know I’ve mentioned this site before, but I think it’s so good, it is worth mentioning again. One of my favorite websites of all time, used for inspiration, education and some times just entertainment: TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since [...]