archive: film
November 7, 2007 - 2:51 PM

[film] - Buzz Image | Making Of - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Life Obsessive With Wes Anderson -- New York Magazine

Trailer 1 from "Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story" and production podcasts giving a great behind the scenes look

Kierkegaards Narrative, with the most wonderful list of examples summarized by "Aesthetic Preoccupation", "Affairs", and "Existential Humanist Act"

Cinema owners try to lure us back to the movies - Boing Boing has some great comments after the "update"

Trailer for Drawing Restraint 9 the new movie by Matthew Barney and Bjork (see Drawing Restraint 9 - Wikipedia)

and I updated my film page. there's a whole new "other favourites" section at the bottom

January 29, 2006 - 3:05 AM

[film] - from greylodge, Tim Burton's Vincent. His first six minute short. Marvellous.

Greylodge also points out links to full (bittorrent) downloads of Metropolis (1927) and Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921), at Public Domain Movie Torrents. ooo la la, archive dive...
See also: Internet Archive: Charlie Chaplin Festival

Darkstrider - an archive of stopmotion animation.
See also: Katch(27mb mov) (via)

Grass Collective makes video pictures. (small sample movie(12mb mov), or go to "free downloads" for the 141mb and 92mb samples (.mp4 (quicktime7)))
i still think this is going to be a huge industry soon. the new cellphone ringtones. aquaria and fireplaces and forests and nests. both live and pre-edited. hanging on your walls. being your windows. (similar to the rainforest sounds piped to starbucks)

August 24, 2005 - 12:16 AM

[film] - Tony Jaa is the heir apparant to the throne of martial arts movie gods. His first film, Ong-Bak (english and japanese trailers(mov)) pulled off the acrobatics of Jet Li, without the wirework assistance. His upcoming film Tom Yum Goong(mov) looks to be higher budget, but just as raw. (via)

shaolinchamber's Trailer Gallery. Hundreds, all in wmv format. many are goofy as hell. You can see where lots of the modern genre's cliches and archetypes originated (from plot to character to phrasing to props).
some random recommendations: 5 Master of Death, Iron Monkey, Legend of the Red Dragon, The Magnificent Trio, Master of the Flying Guillotine, Hands of Death, Mantis Boxer, Drunken Master, Martial Arts of Shaolin.
Your best bet for actually renting these, is your local chinatown.
see also top ten martial art films, and this compilation.
see also the GreenCine | Hong Kong Action genre primer.

if you've read all that, then you love the genre, in which case you simply must watch Kung Fu Hustle (2004). spoofalicious. by the creator of Shaolin Soccer.

August 14, 2005 - 12:48 AM

[film] - nyt article on Jim Jarmusch. I just picked up a dvd copy of Dead Man, one of my all-time favourites, and i'm looking forward to rewatching it once i've finished lending/forcing it on friends.

Cinema FreeNet Movie Connector. awesome, i thought this disappeared long ago. find the Six degrees between anyone in the IMDb. (see also the six degrees of wikipedia)

Titles Designed by Saul Bass. slideshows with exegesis. i need to spend more time with this..

two articles on hollywood's slump:
Marginal Revolution: The fall of Hollywood?
The Big Picture: Why is Movie Theatre Revenue Attendance Declining? (both via)

How movie studios misuse reviews, kind of the opposite to The Bad Review Revue.

April 28, 2005 - 6:21 PM
[video] - Animal Planet :: Spy on the Wild :: Bird Technology. eagle mounted cam. wait for interface to load, then click "mini-cam in action". stunning.

April 4, 2005 - 2:24 AM

August 22, 2004 - 2:15 AM

August 8, 2004 - 1:28 PM
[film] - My Week with Fraggle Rock. nice screencaps.. almost tempting purchase..

July 19, 2004 - 11:59 AM

May 2, 2004 - 12:02 AM

April 15, 2004 - 6:30 PM
[film] - dozens and dozens of animation styles in this Acme Filmworks(17mb quicktime) demoreel

March 16, 2004 - 3:45 PM
[film] - adidas slugs

February 23, 2004 - 2:06 PM
[film] - best dvd extras i've yet seen, on Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Lost in Translation

December 6, 2003 - 2:09 PM
[film] - JoJo in the stars trailer.

November 24, 2003 - 1:43 AM

May 18, 2003 - 2:46 PM
[media] - Blue tits get their own show. Now take this to the next level, with thousands of species, all in their native habitats, cameras embedded in nests and warrens and dens and burrows, broadcast to the net and compiled into an access-on-demand database so we can create our own time lapse edits, and watch the nurturing of an entire generation of fauna.
Similarly, i want access to more foreign channels, purely for background static. To give the hum of human existence without the distraction of recognizable dialogue. [commercials/advertisements are generally most annoying due to voice-overs that you can't not listen to..)

October 13, 2002 - 11:14 PM
[movie trailers] - Bowling for Columbine and Naqoyqatsi

September 23, 2002 - 10:21 PM
[movie gallery] - I don't remember THX 1138 looking that good. Time to rewatch in widescreen. I think crazy old George wants to be a brain in a vat, too.

July 24, 2002 - 2:13 AM
[] - Counterfeit Film. brilliant 2 min short.

May 21, 2002 - 1:28 PM

March 22, 2002 - 9:36 PM
[ingredientx] - tales of mere existence. [branding. cigarettes. sir.] childs play [live to be nine, pledge of allegiance] and more [news report]

March 14, 2002 - 12:40 AM
[video] - Anniversary Party, The (2001). the first movie i've enjoyed and been amazed by in a long time.

March 12, 2002 - 12:16 AM

October 10, 2001 - 2:00 AM
Today is Powers of Ten Day 2001. 10/10/01. All-day webcast of the film, Powers of Ten, made by Charles and Ray Eames. [the SMIL presentation did not work well for me, use the second option instead]

July 7, 2001 - 12:02 AM

June 16, 2001 - 12:25 AM
[IMDB]Death to Smoochy (2001): nice lineup. Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Jon Stewart, Salma Hayek, Danny DeVito. not sure about the writer though... "Cabin Boy"? *twitch*

December 30, 2000 - 2:29 AM
wierdest movie trailer i've seen yet.

October 28, 2000 - 12:31 AM
2 great looking movies coming soon: Dungeons And Dragons and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

June 21, 2000 - 1:55 AM

Adrian Grenier is going places.
I just watched The Adventures of Sebastian Cole which i cannot say enough good things about. I've been waiting for a movie like this for years, and just didnt know it. Its real life, about noone in particular, who does nothing much; and its beautiful, and dark, and sad, and happy, and long, and short.
then i skip over to his biography, and notice that he is about to play a part in a new John Waters movie, Cecil B. DeMented, which also looks as if it might be fantastic ("Plot Outline: A lunatic indie-film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film [melanie griffith]")