Since the dawn of civilization humans have always had a fascination with space. From that point where we first looked up at the night sky and pondered the stars and the vastness of the night sky, through today where we still explore the heavens. One of the more interesting takes on our fascination with the heavens and space is how it has been portrayed in film, especially in the last 50 years. As special effects have progressed from the ground breaking2001: A Space Odyssey”, to today’s blockbuster “Interstellar” the portrayal of space in film is one of amazing visuals and fantasies drawn out of human experience and imagination. The video below is wonderful edit of just how space has been portrayed in the movies. At almost 4 minutes in length it’s worth watching. Now can you name all of the movies referenced here?
May 8th marks the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures. The montage below shows the way the logo (which is shown at the beginning of every motion picture Universal creates) has changed. The clip ends with the latest incarnation of the animated logo which was created by Weta Digital.
In addition to this clip, if you are a fan of film, the movies, cinema, the talkies, or what ever else they have been called over the last 100 years, do yourself a favor and check out the excellent experience at Universal’s 100th Anniversary website. It is worth your time.
This is probably one of those things that has been making its way around the internet for a while, and slipped past me. If you have seen this already, well there it is, if not here it is.
I’m a guy that loves the movies, but I am not a guy that memorizes lines from movies so I can drop them into conversations at the drop of a hat. Thankfully though, designer Jerod Gibson has come along and created a fantastic set of posters that bring the best lines from some great movies and TV shows.
Gibson’s series of art prints, are available at his online store, 37 Posters. Each poster features a series of quotes designed and laid out against iconic silhouettes featuring memorable quotes from such cult films and pop culture favorites as Pulp Fiction, The Simpsons, and The Big Lebowski. The posters have this great vintage distressed look to them, and use grid systems to help format the text into visually pleasing readable chunks.
In addition to his posters, Gibson also sells laptop and mobile phone skins, t-shirts and hoodies.