Monday, February 28, 2011

The Foreshadowing (8)

Symbols of the end of the world: a clock, a book, and a bit of broken glass.

Symbols of the end of Henry Bemis' world: a clock, a book, and a bit of broken glass.

The Twilight Zone "Time Enough at Last" (1959)
dir. John Brahm

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Not-a-gun

The Iron Giant (1999)
dir. Brad Bird

How to Train Your Dragon (2009)
dir. Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The City of New York

M (1951)
dir. Joseph Losey

Little Fugitive (1953)
Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin, & Morris Engel

Do the Right Thing (1989)
dir. Spike Lee

The Bottle

Little Fugitive (1953)
dir. Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin, & Morris Engel

Floating Weeds (1959)
dir. Yasujiro Ozu

The Arial Attack

The 39 Steps (1935)
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

North by Northwest (1958)
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

There's a little detail that announces Northeast by Northwest [sic], it's in the country when the policemen are hidden behind the rocks, there's a helicopter that passes and that heralds the plane later on in the other picture.

Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock/Truffaut tapes

The Sewer Dweller

C.H.U.D. (1984)
dir. Douglas Cheek

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
dir. Steve Barron

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Incredibly Bad Writer

The moonlight shone down on the place, unhindered. The gnarled parapets jagged upwards, like a bony hand of icy indifference. In the background there was a pigeon.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace "The Apes of Wrath" (2004)
Matthew Holness & Richard Ayoade

He was sitting all alone in the enormous cabin of a Falcon 2000EX corporate jet as it bounced its way through turbulence. In the background, the dual Pratt & Whitney engines hummed evenly.

The Lost Symbol (2009)
Dan Brown

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Camera Crew

Apocalypse Now (1979)
dir. Francis Ford Coppola

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

The Monolith

Rothko Chapel (commissioned 1964)
Mark Rothko

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks. We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal.
Mark Rothko, 1943

The Foreshadowing (7)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

The Alka-Seltzer Metaphor

Taxi Driver (1976)
dir. Martin Scorsese

Simon Schama's Power of Art "Rothko" (2006)
dir. Carl Hindmarch

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Princess

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
dir. Werner Herzog

The New World (2005)
dir. Terrence Malick