Alright, pop culture people. Challenge time: Name the film characters in the image above. Or perhaps this one:
Remember as a kid, when a movie came out, and everyone saw it? Standing in line in the heat, drinking from your matching collectable cup from whichever participating fast food restaurant. People in the Batman logo t-shirts, or listening to the big hit song from the soundtrack...on the radio?
"Typeset in the Future" is a new blog by Dave Addey that's "dedicated to fonts in sci-fi." For his inaugural post, he sets about dissecting the type in (what Chris thinks is) the greatest science fiction film ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Released in 1968, the film represents breakthroughs in both set design and typography, of which it takes full advantage.
Esquire photographer Victoria Will set up a tintype camera and developing production to capture these incredible 1860-70s-era portraits of the actors in attendance there.
I shared last week that during October 2013, my house won't be buying anything other than food and utilities. And while the month is certainly focused on what we're not gonna do, it's equally about what we are going to do... and what I'm going do is watch a whole buncha movies.
With the television season winding down and the theaters full of mostly superheroes, summer is the time for going back into the archives, and catching a quality series or some films you may have missed. These days, that's easier than ever with online media streaming services, but with algorithms making recommendations, there are likely things that you'll totally love that have never showed up in your "Recommended" section.
Animation is nothing more than arranging relatively stable things, taking a picture, and then moving and doing it again, frame by frame. Some artists use pen and ink, some clay, some real world objects. This creative team of IBM researchers decided to use atoms. Atoms!? A. toms.
Artist Ale Giorgini has a created a (rather large) collection of vintage-inspired collections of his favorite movie characters. Illustrated and stylized without being cartoon-y, each piece features the cast and a creative inclusion of the title somewhere within the limited color palette.
In the late 1960s, actress Tippi Hedren - perhaps best known for her starring role in Hitchcock's The Birds - brought home a lion to live with her family. Which means this young woman lying in bed with a full-grown adult male lion is also a familiar face: Hedren's daughter, actress
The search giant is mixing it's quality algorithms and sense of humor by adding a "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" into their standard search bar.
The notion of "auteur theory" maintains that the film should be the result of the director's creative vision, and that the final film should represent a voice "distinct enough to shine through all kinds of studio interference and through the collective process."
The auteur touches everything from the set and costume design to the music and, among the best (or most obsessive?), the typefaces used in the title sequence.
Whether or not you buy into the Wes Anderson universe, you can't fault it for being incomplete. The Royal Tenenbaums is full of details, including a series of books and magazine covers featuring the literary and highly-published characters. Criterion recently released full images of each of the covers featured in the films.
Photographer Candice Milon created this awesome series for French men's magazine Sport & Style: she neatly folded and organized iconic outfits of male movie characters, shot against colorful backdrops.
Think you know manly movie fashion? Try to name them all.