Category Archives: movies

Is Globalization Now Complete ?

On December 18th, the new Bollywood film Dilwale starring the always popular Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will be released. Nothing unusual about that. What’s noteworthy is that the movie was filmed in South Iceland. The trailer below offers sweeping … Continue reading

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Ireland, 1912

Set in 1912 Ireland, “Uisce Beatha” (Gaelic for Water of Life) is based on the true tale of a feckless young Irishman who leaves his rural home with hopes of finding his fortune in America. Irish director Shaun O. Connor … Continue reading

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Manila-based illustrator Mark Dingo is a huge fan of Wes Anderson films. As an homage to the quirky director, he has created a marvelous collection of postcards that celebrate the locales—both real and fictional—in Anderson’s movies. Mark also has designed … Continue reading

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Offworld Vacations

Chicago-based graphic designer Justin Van Genderen has created a wonderful series of minimalist posters that imagine Star Wars planets as travel destinations.

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What Makes It Noir ?

Melanie Patrick and Adam Frost have created this marvelous infographic to answer that question about film.

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Do You Like To Read

If you are a fan of Wes Anderson films, the little video below will make perfect sense to you. Those who haven’t yet discovered the joys of Anderson’s movies may want to start with Moonrise Kingdom, which is narrated by … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call

If you are visiting NYC, and you are a true movie fanatic, be sure to swing by the actual Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca at Hudson and N. Moore streets. The crew of the functioning station recently updated their sidewalk artwork.

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It’s Elementary

British graphic designers Jim Kynvin and Adam Frost have teamed up to create a marvelous series of infographics exploring more than a century of Sherlockiana .

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The Third Man

I’ve seen the noir thriller The Third Man so many times that when I walk the streets of Vienna I swear that I hear zither music. So I was thrilled to hear that Rialto Pictures is releasing a new 4K … Continue reading

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traveling book

Last month, the Associazione Italiana Edtitori (the Italian Publishing Association) launched a national campaign to promote reading—and book buying. They recruited thousands of social media savvy ambassadors to post messages encouraging young people to read. The group also commissioned a  … Continue reading

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