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Check out this Spielberg quote for a sad admission that it's all about the money: "I just want to hear one number, which is the Monday-morning number" ( It's fine if the filmmakers want to ruin their brand, but the insulting thing is that they think the audience is too dumb to notice. I haven't seen Speed Racer but from the trailers I can tell that the Wachowskis are at least making an effort on some level.
The defaced aircraft safety card is inspired. Was that a found object?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2006 on cameraphone5 at neverhappened
It makes sense that a Japanese director was responsible for this. I'll look forward to more of the same in Mr. Sekiguchi's Survive Style 5 ( sometime. There's so much interesting work being done in music vids. It's too bad that so little of it carries over to feature films at the moment.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2006 on Supercar 'White Surf Style' at neverhappened
The filmmakers have been to play up the "controversial" angle, in the hope that bad publicity will be good publicity (but they don't seem to be mentioning that Alan Moore, the original author, disowned the film). It'll be interesting to see how it does on word of mouth. It got mostly good or so-so reviews, but then so did 'Phantom Menace'.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2006 on V for Vendetta at neverhappened
The Korean shopping trolleys look like installation art the way you've shot them. Nice. How about some dirt on where these were taken, or should that remain part of the mystery?
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2006 on Cameraphone 3 at neverhappened
Mr. Dennis modestly calls his stuff "skills to pay the bills". I think it's a good example of how you can be a commercial artist and still maintain integrity in your work. Also, there is a tendency for people who do digital montage to mute the colour and texture of their source material, but Dennis does the opposite, which is much harder.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2006 on Nigel Dennis at neverhappened
"Brokeback to the future" trailer: (iPod:
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2006 on Brokeback Mountain at neverhappened
Wonderful photos, though it does help a little that much of Tokyo already looks like a model train set.
The film's marketing people might be cynical enough to pretend that it is really about some major issue, in the hope of lucking an Oscar on principle. I'd say most people could safely do without seeing it.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2006 on Brokeback Mountain at neverhappened
The cunningly machine translated Chinese caption says the cameraphone is the 750i. If you machine translate it back to English it doesn't read as well: "These were I recently uses 750i the telephone photographic camera in India, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, patted with Indonesia some photographs. Hopes you is sure to to like." By the way, the photos are easily good enough to sell the phone. One step closer to a world where everyone gets their 15 gigabytes of fame.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2005 on Barnaby > cameraphone at neverhappened