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Oh Danny boy… March 16, 2008

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Happy St Patrick’s day!

True journalism March 15, 2008

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That’s dedication right there…

Il Conformista March 13, 2008

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I’ve posted below a few screenshots and an extract of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Il Conformista. The film explores fascist psychology through a mid-level civil servant (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who joins the secret police in his quest for normality. Not only is the screenplay well thought out, the settings are stunning. Shown below are a few screenshots of Trintignant walking across the government headquarters. Got to love those huge empty halls.

Even Coppola makes a tribute to the film through the blowing leaves reference in the Godfather II (yes, I’m a fan).

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This is the asylum scene. I love the huge white box and the lined benches. Notice the flying leaves scene….

Anchors Aweigh! March 12, 2008

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Because I just had to… here’s the classic dancing scene from Anchors Aweigh; a remarkable achievement for 1945 and the first ever animated character/live actor duet.

Gene Kelly and Jerry Mouse, can’t go wrong.

Do the test March 12, 2008

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Simply brilliant.

Surrealist Hues March 12, 2008

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I’ve posted below a few pictures by photographer Jerry Uelsmann. His work consists of darkroom manipulation of multiple negatives to create surrealist imagery. I’m very impressed by his darkroom editing techniques; they’re very… ‘old photoshop’.

With the advent of digital photography, we’ve become quite used to this type of photomontage. But back when these prints were created, the photographic image was mostly considered as true as the eye.

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