‘The Wizard of Speed and Time’ by Mike Jittlov

Every single person in the world needs to see this 1979 short by Mike Jittlov.

Remember there’s no trick printing, no CGI, and no complex mechanical effects. Try and figure out how it’s all done. I’m bamboozled. It you want to see more then the films is on YouTube.

Here’s the trailer:

And this user has uploaded the 10 parts:

Joaquin Phoenix. Hip-Hop. I’m Still Here

Anyone remember seeing Joaquin Phoenix have an apparent meltdown on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2009. If you haven’t take a quick look at it. It’s properly out there..

Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman 2010

Turns out it might’ve been “method acting to the extreme” following the release of this trailer for a film following his Hip-Hop career.

I’m Still Here Trailer HD

The great thing is that no-one really seems to know.

And that makes it even more interesting.


Disney’s The Black Hole: End Sequence

Wow. I was pretty creeped out watching this sequence again. I don’t think I’ve really took it all in when I was a kid.

Reinhardt ends up trapped and enslaved inside the robot he created. Powerless and immobile. Maximilian with his limbs extended looks like a horned devil figure stood upon the mountain. Surrounded by skeletons wearing black hooded capes as the crew ascend through a corridor of light.

Classic Christian imagery, plus a fantastic music score from John Barry.

Powerful stuff from Disney.

Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age


Walking on Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age from Brendan Schlagel on Vimeo.

Interesting film about intellectual property and remix culture.

“Walking on Eggshells” is a 24-minute documentary about appropriation, creative influence, re-use and intellectual property in the remix age.

Worth a watch.

Full details here.