FOTD: The Right Stuff (1983)

Frame of the Day: The Right Stuff (1983) Written & Directed by Philip Kaufman. Based on the book by Tom Wolfe.
Frame of the Day: The Right Stuff (1983) Written & Directed by Philip Kaufman. Based on the book by Tom Wolfe.

Frame of the Day: The Right Stuff (1983) Written & Directed by Philip Kaufman. Based on the book by Tom Wolfe.

FOTD: Metropolis (1927)

Frame Of The Day: Metropolis (1927) Directed by Fritz Lang and based on the novel by Thea Von Harbou
Frame Of The Day: Metropolis (1927) Directed by Fritz Lang and based on the novel by Thea Von Harbou

Frame Of The Day: Metropolis (1927) Directed by Fritz Lang and based on the novel by Thea Von Harbou

I remember the first time I saw Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. I was in eighth grade in a French Immersion class and for some reason we covered a German silent film. The special effects in my opinion still hold up well to this day.

FOTD: Bronson (2008)

Frame of the Day: Bronson (2008) Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn from a screenplay written by Brock Norman Brock & Nicholas Winding Refn
Frame of the Day: Bronson (2008) Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn from a screenplay written by Brock Norman Brock & Nicholas Winding Refn

If you haven’t seen Tom Hardy’s performance in this biopic by Nicholas Winding Refn on one of England’s most famous criminals I highly suggest you do so at the earliest opportunity.

FOTD: Seven Samurai (1954)

Frame of the Day: Seven Samurai directed by Akira Kurosawa
Frame of the Day: Seven Samurai directed by Akira Kurosawa

I used to do this on one of my very first blogs (long before CMS were commonplace) and I thought it would be a fun exercise to bring back. So every day (hopefully) I will be posting a frame capture from one of my favourite films.

So first up is Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece from 1954… Seven Samurai.

The Inspirations of MR. ROBOT

This a fantastic video in defense of Mr. Robot and the art form known as “collage”.

I just wish it also acknowledged Campbell’s Monomyth as both Fight Club and The Matrix which are huge influences also follow the Hero’s Journey to a T as well as Jung’s archetypes.

I don’t like the term remix. It’s more like cooking.

From the wonderful folks at Wisecrack.

The Highfive

What I love about the highfive is that it is a symbolic gesture of the Buddhist term mudita which means sympathetic joy. Think of it as the opposite of schadenfreude. This is a wonderful documentary from ESPN that focuses on a historic highfive and homosexual baseball great Glenn Burke.

No Man’s Sky has brought Out the Photographer in Me

It’s fair and honest to say I have a put a decent number of hours into the polarizing space of No Man’s Sky. I have been in the less vocal of groups on the internet too busy enjoying the game to actually complain about it much. Now that the framerates and crashing have begun to settle (still get the frame drop of death after extended play though) I figure I would drop some postcards from my travels. Let me know what you think.

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