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This is a great little roundup of every movie poster cliche currently operating right now.
It’s easy to poke fun at Hollywood (fun too), but the underlying problem with such a massive industry relying so heavily on visual cliches is that it works. From action films to romantic comedies, we the audience respond to the cliches because we… Read the rest
When you find out the mechanics of a magic trick, does it make the trick cooler or does it ruin it for you?
In this drawing by Adrian Tomine, you see two people who have just happened to take a glance at each other’s respective area only to discover they are reading the same book.
It’s just too bad… Read the rest
And if you walked out, I hate to break it to you, but you’re closed-minded. And that’s what this post is about. It’s not a review of the film (that’s coming later). Rather, this is a review of the rather large class of people who walked out of it.*
First, an endorsement. Go see this. Now. In the theater.… Read the rest
“The things you put into your head are there forever.”
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(Quote and artwork by Dutch artist and photographer Amber Isabel.)
Reading Hypocrisy Illustrated’s post about Joshua Bell playing Bach in the DC metro made me think about the public’s knowledge of classical music. I think for most people, classical music sort of stops around 1900, to be replaced with jazz and blues. The rare exceptions are film scores and soundtrack music (John Williams, James Horner, etc.). If it… Read the rest
The debate rages on.
Brian Moriarty’s investigation of the question of whether video games are or can be art tackles question from both sides, taking on the extreme positions as well as the subtle ones. He draws on art history, aesthetic theory, and philosophy to construct a definition of art that covers all of the pronouncements made by… Read the rest