Dropping our films down the memory hole. Welcome to the digital dark age.
Queen of science fiction.
I’m not quite sure why this is funny, but I am quite sure that it is.
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.
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?)
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.
There’s something very satisfying about this televisual sleuthing:
Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.
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.
I like this theory!
Corridors in science fiction films.
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.
A look at the depiction of computer hardware and peripherals in sci-fi movies over time.
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.
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.
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.
A terrific site dedicated to the love of film, all wrapped up in a wonderful responsive design.
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!”
Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.
Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”
A montage of this year’s films.
This is the way to do an adaptable liquid layout. Media queries are your friend. Oh, and the content's good too.
A portfolio of imaginary interfaces as seen in the movies.
I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.
Some web geeks recommend some movies. I am one of the web geeks.
This is wonderful, just wonderful; an in-depth piece on corridors in science fiction movies. Swoon!
A wonderful set of folk-art movie posters from mobile cinemas in Ghana.
Prepare to lose yourself in this collection of movie titles from the 1920s to the present day.
The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs â€” and to win $1 million in the process.
A blog devoted to film title sequences.
Great collection of fictional locations—Summerisle, Overlook Hotel—and companies—Wayland Yutani, Tyrell Corporation, Hudsucker Industries...
"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..."
It sounds like Robert Rodriguez is capable of bringing Frank Miller's graphic novels to life.