Posts Tagged ‘film’

Requiem for the American Dream

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Someone has uploaded a copy of the film Requiem for the American Dream. In it Noam Chomsky explains the process by which wealth inequality destroys democracy, how fantastic riches are not just intense concentration of wealth but of power, which then further speeds up the cycle of returning ever greater wealth to the rich through the deregulation of the economy that the rich demand.

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Dance number from Adavi Donga that makes Lidsville look less drug-induced

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The 1985 film Adavi Donga, with Chiranjeevi, Radha, Sharada, Rao Gopal Rao. And various animals. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao.

A favourite among my many favourite Indian film numbers.

And if you don’t know what Lidsville is…

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Textile design animation by Gavin Edwards, sound by Thomas Williams

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The short film “Textile” was inspired by the exhibition Post War British Textiles at Copenhagen Design Museum. Gavin Edwards, the filmmaker, tells me that the idea was to bring the patterns to life with the aid of motion graphics in a dynamic and intriguing way. The excellent sound design is by Thomas Williams, www.thomaswilliams-sound.com.

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Parties

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Before the stock market crash, London in the 1920s. From Stephen Fry’s film Bright Young Things, based on Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, 1930

Oh Nina, what a lot of parties… Masked parties, Savage parties, Victorian parties, Greek parties, Wild West parties, Circus parties, parties where you have to dress as somebody else, almost naked parties in St.

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Chalet kitchen door

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Antique kitchen door in German chalet, part of the set of UK film “Chalet Girl” starring Felicity Jones and Bill Nighy. Fluff film, but great set. Is this a common door design in the alps? I like it despite or perhaps because of its excess, both in aesthetic and the amount of wood used.

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If you think planned obsolescence of consumer items isn’t real…

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

“Planned obsolescence isn’t just about deceiving the consumer, it also threatens the planet through a constant stream of toxic waste… Posterity will never forgive us.”

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