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Jan 21, 2014

Famous Movie Quotes as Minimalist Charts

Flowing Data has assembled 100 great movie quotes and visualized them as simple, black and white charts. The process works better with some than others, of course, but when they nail it, they nail it.… read more

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Jun 14, 2012

8-Bit T-Shirts Inspired by Retro Video Games and Movies

created at: 06/13/2012

I've long been a fan of 8-bit/pixel art. It's retro, geeky and just plain fun. So, I see no reason why the 8-bit world shouldn't cross over into my wardrobe, don't you think? These awesome pixelated t-shirts designed by Luke Morgan look like they'd be the… read more

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Feb 08, 2012

Internet Memes as Vintage Minimalist Movie Posters

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Jan 11, 2012

How AMC's "The Walking Dead" Comes to Life

created at: 01/11/2012

I'm not a big zombie movie person. I like Night of the Living Dead, and that's about it. So I was surprised when I found myself really liking walking dead, a lot. One thing that hooked me was how well they pulled off shots of a post zombie-pocalypse Atlanta.

This is the demo reel from Stargate Studios, the company behind The Walking Dead effects, highlighting how they composite in graphics and animation to make The Walking Dead look so good. It's awesome, and it gives a good sense of how much time goes into making those shots.

The video is a little long, but try and stick with it at least to 1:28, when they show how they did… read more

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Dec 15, 2011

12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Home Alone"

created at: 12/15/2011

Okay, sure: if forced to look at it critically, I could probably admit that Home Alone isn't that great of a movie.

But every year, just after Thanksgiving, it's the most perfect thing ever, as it traditionally accompanies the decoration of my Christmas tree, and I, through a mouthful of candy cane, can practically reenact the whole thing.… read more

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Nov 28, 2011

Incredible Collages of Movie Poster Cliches

French pop culture blogger Christophe Courtois has seen a lot of movie posters. So many, in fact, that he began to notice a few trends.

No, not just the over use of Trajan, but the fact that a lot of them are, well, exactly the same...

Most interesting, Courtois notes the similiarities in types of movies, like the abundance of yellow in art house… read more

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Nov 15, 2011

Whimsical Typographic Illustrations of Arnold Schwarzenegger One-Liners

created at: 11/14/2011

All politics aside, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies are the epitome of "guy flicks". And what Arnold movie doesn't come with a handful of classic one-liners? Kyle Kargov took some of the best quotes and spiced them up with some whimsical… read more

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Nov 03, 2011

Angry Birds, Mario Kart, and Duck Hunt Transformed into Horror Movies

created at: 11/03/2011

In honor of last week's Halloween festivities, the team at G4 have "released a series of short films that transform classic videogames Mario KartAngry Birds and Duck Hunt into delightfully gory horror… read more

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Nov 03, 2011

Clever Minimalist Movie Posters

Arkansas-based artist Matt Owens recently completed a series of well-designed and tongue-in-cheek minimalist movie posters of some of his favorite films.

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Jun 14, 2011

Typographic Movie Posters

created at: 06/14/2011

Hot on the heels of the minimal movie poster trend, artist Patrick Svensson has reduced the imagery even further by limiting his strokes to basic typographical characters.

Can you guess what they are, just by looking at the… read more

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Mar 17, 2011

A Brief History of Title Design

created at: 03/17/2011

Like a lot of creative-minded folks, I like films. A lot. And, like most of my kin, I try to watch carefully about the filmmaking as much as a care about the story or whether or not I'm simply "entertained." And, who's in a movie isn't nearly as exciting as how that info is presented.

One of my favorite new blogs, The Art of the Title Sequence, has assembled an awesome reel of the best of title design throughout the centuries, from early "talkies" through master Saul Bass and the best of recent films.

I've watched this guy three times already. I love how some just need mentioned because they're so iconic (Anatomy of a Murder, Saturday Night Fever), and some are explored a little deeper, such as the final Enter the Void, which is a must-see that's on Netflix streaming right now

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Dec 03, 2010

Zombiefied Movie Posters from Hollywood is Dead

created at: 12/03/2010

From the looks of it, zombies are at the height of their fame - mainstream films, television shows, books, and most importantly, the fact that "Brains..." is now a oft-cited mainstay in our popular parlance.

"With these posters from Hollywood is Dead, the trend has spread to some of our all-time favorite films.  The re-imagined movie posters pull a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on classic movies like Back to the Future, E.T. and Star Wars.  Each poster comes with a frightening design of the original image and new more appropriate tag lines.  And for your holiday gift giving what kid wouldn’t love a poster of the age old classic – The Lethal… read more

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Oct 14, 2010

Dress the Part: 10 Clever Movie Posters Inspired by Men's Style

created at: 10/14/2010

Recently, Terry Gross interviewed James Franco about playing Allen Ginsberg, and asked the actor how he went about changing his look to assume the character of the poet. "The glasses," was Franco's simple answer.

It's often shocking how much a single item or characteristic can identify a character. And illustrators to James Alexander Mathers and Andrew Lau have totally captured the notion in Dress the Part, a collection of movie posters reduced to the identifying pieces of the characters… read more

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Oct 08, 2010

Electrified DeLorean Heads Back to the Future

created at: 10/08/2010

Great Scott! An electrified DeLorean DMC-12 is getting ready to cruise through the hills of Italy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future. Well, almost...

"Technically, a complete electric DeLorean is about a week in the future. Right now they’ve got a garage full of a DeLorean shipped over from Dallas and a turnkey electric car conversion kit that includes 1.21 gigawatt 90 kW engine and custom designed Lithium-ion batteries that fit the DMC-12… read more

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Aug 13, 2010

Avatar and Pocohontas are the Same Movie

created at: 08/13/2010

Forget all the "Dances with Wolves" comparisons...the 2010's big, overhyped hit's genesis actually lies in a different… read more

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Apr 07, 2010

Fight Club Soap

The next time you have a subterranean, cathartic bro-battle, and you need to clean your wounds, don't reach for just any pink bar of soap. Go for the real (replicated) thing.

"Replica Fight Club Soap bar cast in useable soap and colour matched with safe soap dye.Absolutely not made in the same way they were in the… read more

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