Nothing is Original

January 21st, 2009

This is the fifth rule of Jim Jarmusch, an independent film director, his golden rules:

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery. celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

Jim Jarmusch

found at swissmiss

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it)

January 20th, 2009

Joe Nicolosi his friend Amanda had never seen a whole Star Wars film. When he asked her if she wanted to watch the original trilogy she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. So he took out his voice recorder and asked her to start from the top.
Then he created some very basic animation in Final Cut to go along with her narration.



November 21st, 2008

Alan Woo wrote a program in Processing, which captures each frame of each movie and essentially creates a ‘pie chart’ of the colours contained within each film producing a simplistic and abstracted representation.

These are the pie charts for The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation & Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola.
Pie by Alan Woo

This one is for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.
Pie by Alan Woo

found at bored&beautiful

Berlin Calling

October 2nd, 2008

I just went to see ‘Berlin Calling‘, it’s a movie about a Berlin electronic music composer who got himself a little far into the Berlin scene. His DJ name is Ickarus, that should give you a hint. The soundtrack by Paul Kalkbrenner, who plays DJ Ickarus, is just excellent. Recommended!

The World’s Greatest Music Collection

August 20th, 2008

Sean Dunne made this little documentary about ‘The World’s Greatest Music Collection‘. Paul Mawhinney used to have a record store, from each record he sold he kept the last one to add to his archive. So in the end he has an unique collection of 3.000.000 records. Unfortunately he has to let go of it, but apparently no one shows any serious interest in buying it.
This movie is heartbreaking, Paul really was in it for the love for music.

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least)

August 6th, 2008

This video is an extra from a mini documentary that Aaron Draplin & Jess Gibson are finishing up. Aaron tells about a sign he once bought on ebay and why he thinks that ‘America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least)’.


August 5th, 2008

Macaframa is the name of a crew of track bike riders but also the name of a film about them. In this first clip you can see a quite impressive skid by Nate Gogol. But actually all their clips on Vimeo are worth watching, some of them were shot with a high speed camera and the image quality is just lush.

And this is the trailer:

Made In Queens

August 4th, 2008

Made In Queens‘ is a short documentary directed by Nicolas Randall and Joe Stevens. It’s about a small crew of 6 Trinidaidian teenagers in Queens, New York, who customize their BMX bikes with huge soundsystems. They gave their bikes even names:

Basszilla, which looks definitely louder than in that November 2007 The New York Times article.

Tinnitus Rex
Tinnitus Rex


This is the official trailer.

found at CR Blog


July 29th, 2008

This is the logo that Michael C. Place designed for the documentary ‘Objectified‘ by Gary Hustwit. Maybe you’ve heard about Gary’s pervious documentary ‘Helvetica‘ about graphic design and typography. This time the subject is industrial design. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait till early 2009 to see Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson or Dieter Rams on the big screen. The production stills on the website for sure look promising.

12 Glowing Men

July 25th, 2008

Here are 2 stills from ‘12 Glowing Men‘ by Martijn Hendriks. That’s all the info I have.

12 Glowing Men by Martijn Hendriks

12 Glowing Men by Martijn Hendriks

found at club internet