Tags: movies

Unfinished Business special: Rumpus On The Planet Of The Apes with Brendan Dawes and Jeremy Keith on Huffduffer

This was a lot of fun for us. It might even be fun to listen to.

If you haven’t seen Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, then listen ye not—this is a spoilerific podcast episode.

Unfinished Business special: Rumpus On The Planet Of The Apes with Brendan Dawes and Jeremy Keith

2001: A Space Odyssey | Typeset In The Future

Okay, this might just be my new favourite blog:

This site is dedicated to all aspects of movie and TV typography and iconography as it appears in Sci-Fi and fantasy movies.

The first post is all about 2001, and the writing is just the right shade of fun.

I’m already looking forward to future posts. (See what I did there?)

Laser Age / The Dissolve

A great series of articles on the sci-fi films of the ’60s and ’70s:

The Laser Age examines a rich period in the history of science-fiction filmmaking that began in the late 1960s and faded away by the mid 1980s.

…all wrapped up in a nice responsive design too.

Screen shots of computer code

There’s something very satisfying about this televisual sleuthing:

Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.

Shinseungback Kimyonghun: Portrait

Beautiful amalgamations of film characters:

A custom software detects faces from every 24 frames of a movie, and creates an average face of all found faces. The composite image reflects the centric figure(s) and the visual mood of the movie.

The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni

I like this theory!

scificorridorarchive.com by Serafín Álvarez, 2013

Corridors in science fiction films.

Thumbs and Ammo

Ay!

Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008

An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.

The changing face of computers on screen

A look at the depiction of computer hardware and peripherals in sci-fi movies over time.

Squaremans | Gaming Culture Blog

Ostensibly about gaming (and written by Matt Colville who works in the games industry), this blog actually has a lot of interesting observations on sci-fi cinema. I like it.

The Past 100 Years of the Future

This (free!) PDF looks like it could be a nice companion piece to Chris and Nathan’s recent book:

Human-computer interaction in science-fiction movies and television.

It’s a work in progress. You’ll notice a lot of placeholders where the images should be. That’s because the studios are demanding extortionate rates for screenshots.

Movie Mimic

Recreations of movie stills at filming locations around the world (like I did in Sydney for The Matrix). There’s something quite addictive about looking through these.

notcoming.com | Not Coming to a Theater Near You

A terrific site dedicated to the love of film, all wrapped up in a wonderful responsive design.

Forty Fords | Arts | National Post

Have some fun by finding these four Harrison Ford quotes amongst the forty characters he has played:

  • “I didn’t kill my wife!”
  • “My family!”
  • “I’m looking for my wife!”
  • “Dad!”

Famous Objects from Classic Movies

Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.

YouTube - GET OUT OF THERE!

Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”

YouTube - Filmography 2010

A montage of this year’s films.

Talking Animal blug

This is the way to do an adaptable liquid layout. Media queries are your friend. Oh, and the content's good too.

FUI Fantasy User Interfaces | Mark Coleran Visual Designer

A portfolio of imaginary interfaces as seen in the movies.

Mike Harvkey - Closely Watched – The 10 best long tracking shots ever filmed - True/Slant

I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.

Minute44 » Blog Archive » Movie Recommendations: Web Designer Takeover! :: Dan Schonhaar's blog

Some web geeks recommend some movies. I am one of the web geeks.

In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek

This is wonderful, just wonderful; an in-depth piece on corridors in science fiction movies. Swoon!

ephemera assemblyman: Film Poster Paintings from Ghana

A wonderful set of folk-art movie posters from mobile cinemas in Ghana.

the Movie title stills collection

Prepare to lose yourself in this collection of movie titles from the 1920s to the present day.

The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com

The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs — and to win $1 million in the process.

The Art of the Title Sequence -

A blog devoted to film title sequences.

Last Exit to Nowhere

Great collection of fictional locations—Summerisle, Overlook Hotel—and companies—Wayland Yutani, Tyrell Corporation, Hudsucker Industries...

40 Things That Only Happen In Movies

"On a police stake-out, the action will only ever take place when food is being consumed and scalding hot coffees are perched precariously on the dashboard..."

The Man Who Shot Sin City

It sounds like Robert Rodriguez is capable of bringing Frank Miller's graphic novels to life.