Tag Archives: film

Beauty Is Embarrassing – Wayne White Documentary Official Trailer #1 [2012]


 
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Road Trip USA

 
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Beautifully shot tour of the US of A by Menassier Gabriel. Best viewed on Vimeo here.

Olympic Vermin


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The alternative Olympic torch relay taking place in London this week.

A short film by Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle.

Amael Isnard
Leo Bridle Films

Sound Design and Music by Aaron Lampert

Aaron Lampert

Made at Beakus

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Cool little Olympics related piece! Best viewed on Vimeo here.

EL PATRON – The Pablo Escobar Story






 
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Pablo Escobar was the world’s most notorious drug trafficker, amassing a reported fortune of $26 billion. This film follows the bloody route his cocaine took from South America into the USA.

This film was part of a multimedia graphic design project, with a book also produced. For more info please do not hesitate to contact me at william.child@hotmail.com.

Created and produced by William Child
Animation and direction by William Child and Sam Aminzadeh
Character voices and narration by Kevin Parr

Twitter: @williamjchild

william.child@hotmail.com
aminzadehsam@gmail.com
kevparr@btinternet.com

Copyright William Child 2012

 
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Awesome little handmade animation piece, watch!

peoplegrapher: In the Woods with Amir Kabbani

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Peoplegrapher proudly presents “In the woods”, a german bikeflick featuring professional mountainbiker Amir Kabbani. Inspired by the beauty of nature “In the Woods” combines high speed slowmotion with progressive mountainbiking. Filmed entirely at Amirs homespot in Boppard, Germany.

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filmed, edited and directed by Lukas Tielke
3D graphics by Joel Rieger / facebook.com/wraymedia
Music:
One Shot
written and performed by Nicolas Epe
Lyrics & Vocals by Johnny Sherrit
Photos by:
Danie Roos / danielroosfotografie.de
Nils Wilbert

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This is so awesomely shot…..JUST WATCH IT.

(best viewed in full size, click here)

Maurice Sendak


We are very sad to hear the news American writer and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, passed away today (Tuesday May 8 2012), aged 83.

Sendak is best known for his acclaimed children’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, among other works.

Considered one of the most influential illustrators of the 20th century, Sendak’s highly original and hauntingly beautiful imagery is imprinted in the mind of mine and many other children of the 1960’s and onwards.








Here’s a rare interview with Mr Sendak, by TATE.

The film adaptation of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, which Sendak helped produce, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim.

Coupled with the news of the passing of Adam Yauch (MCA of The Beastie Boys) on Friday, we have lost two of our absolute biggest (admittedly very different!) influences in a matter of days.

Both leave behind timeless work in their medium.

Natalie Portman

Oliver Lancaster Smith has dropped a new, VERY limited piece, available to purchase now. Email for details.

2 Layer stencil on vintage TH Saunders premium paper. Signed and stamped.
1/4
£50 + P&P
E-Mail: hello@mon53.co.uk to purchase.
Or on his Facebook group here.

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“Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good.”

In Tarantino’s classic 90’s film Pulp Fiction, why is it that through all the action, gangsters and multiple narratives, we are always entranced by the stylish femme fatale Mrs. Mia Wallace?

Okay, lets face it, putting all her recreational activities aside. She is the epitome of cool.  Her effortless chic style encapsulates the audience, making it hard for them to take their eyes off the screen. Mysterious, confident , intriguing, Mia Wallace is all of them and more.

The sharp chic Italian Tailoring with a foxy feminine twist adds a element of danger and fire to the outfit. Mia Wallace does not have to dress in outlandish eccentric clothes for people to turn their heads.Clean lines and classic cuts are Mia’s signature pieces. Her simple white shirt and capri pants paired with a black chic bob and a devilish red lip is enough for everyone to go weak at the knees.

Mia Wallace, definitely one of my movie crushes, i wanna know yours?

Words Johanna Bras

“You’re the boss, Apple Sauce”

My obsession with the swinging sixties continues to grow after repeatedly watching the truly tremendous film factory girl. An American film, tracking the life of 60’s underground socialite, Andy Warhol’s Superstar and the beautiful disaster, Edie Sedgwick. Released in 2006, the film fuses art, fashion and tragedy together. From the opening to the last scene you become captivated with Warhol’s muse, not only by her intriguing character but her stylish and eccentric lifestyle.

The scene where Edie, (played by Sienna Miller) enters “The factory” opens your eyes to a flamboyant world, filled with eccentrics and creatives. As the camera pans across the studio, the mis en scene is flooded with Warhol’s pop art and ingenious ideas giving you a sense of the sixties aesthetic and experimental movement.

Throughout the film sixties fashion is celebrated as fur coats, painted make up and a million pairs of earrings are revealed. Edie unintentionally invented fashion trends, parading around in leotards and tights; highlighting the reasons Edie was one of the most significant faces of the sixties. She grows old and unused before our eyes, capturing the true tragedy. As an audience, not only do we visually see it, we experience it. Making it a painfully, mesmerising performance.

The importance of style is reflected when Sedgwick is sat in a restaurant, smoking  and confidently walks over to a stranger wearing a shirt she adores, Edie kindly asks to swaps outfit and after asks Warhol, if she looks okay. Not only does this convey the desire to look appealing during the 60’s, it also pays homage to Audrey Hepburn’s famous quote “How do I look” in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Another scene which captivates the audience is when Edie runs through New York City traffic, she is not mentally stable and as the tears run down her face you are forced to see her vulnerability and pain. The tracking camera technique combined with slow motion creates a troubled atmosphere. Her attire has transformed from a beautiful innocent eccentric, to a cheap mess sporting hacked hair and smudged make up. The rare beauty becomes the ugly truth.

The essence of the sixties still lives with us today, Edie Sedgwick’s legacy lives on and the fascinating story and film is sealed with a stylish kiss.

Words Johanna Bras’

Stylish Cinema – The genius that was Godard!

The camera is a paint brush for the Director. The movie is their masterpiece.

Godard’s A bout de soufflé, released in 1960, is mentioned in every stylish film critique. The French film fuses art, fashion and experimental cinematography. Godard was one of many directors in France to explore the art of film, rejecting Hollywood’s conventions and coining the term “Nouvelle Vague Cinema”, meaning “The New wave”.

A bout de Souffle references style but also creates art and fashion with hand held camera techniques, innovative jumps cuts and unconventional yet beautiful cinematography. Typical Parisian apartments add to the stylish settings of this film. The narrative follows protagonist Michael’s (Jean-Paul Belmondo’s) journey from Marseilles to Paris, breaking the law to find his Love Patricia (Jean Seberg) an American girl who sells Harold Tribune in the Champs-Elysées.

Godard pays homage to Humphrey Bogart through Belmondo’s adaptation of the renegade style and his characteristics within the film. Jean Seberg is often citied as a fashion inspiration. Her sophisticated chic style was mirrored in A bout de soufflé. The innocent nautical tees and loafers, famous pixie crop and smouldering eyes gave a new meaning to the phrase “Je ne sais quoi” as she created a fashion craze in France.

The most recognized and iconic scene, which oozes style, has to be Patricia, strolling down the Champs-Elysees, wearing a New York Harold tribune sweater. This scene has been noted in fashion history. Still frames of this shot have been made into fashion photography.

Since this film, this style has constantly been re invented with designers Rodarte making an exclusive collection dedicated to “A bout de soufflé”, honouring its 50th anniversary. This conveys the films acknowledgment within the fashion industry.

Unlike Hollywood blockbusters such as Breakfast at tiffany’s, Godard created a new kind of style, very niche and realistic. Although it is clear his aesthetic is influenced by American legend Hitchcock, he took the art of film back to basics; using film noir conventions, letting the camera and lighting convey emotion and style. French new wave films much like Picasso took something old and destroyed/ disfigured it- making it a new rare beauty. Godard was an artist who created a film; with breathless he opened the eyes of many, to the true beauty of normality.

Words Johanna Bras’