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Last month I tried to watch a good movie on what I thought was my big screen TV. I knew the film would have been better if I had been in the theater. Now, I think I will check out this site first the next time I get an urge to stay home instead of seeing something on the big screen. If this doesn’t remind of the truth of cinema, nothing will. Plus it’s good for the homesick blues when I am out of town for too long. It’s all NYC panoramas!
Why do Americans think animation is for kids? Most of my favorite films last year were animations. Animation works on so many levels and can truly tap into our subconscious. The freedom of form is exhilarating.
postscript: I saw the film. Charles Burns section is worth twice the price of admission!Tweet
Think you are good at something? Try this one on for size. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist with an incredible memory. He also has autism, but that may be beside the point. Give him 45 minutes to look and he will recreate your city with incredible accuracy in just a few days. (thanks Listverse!)
When I was fourteen, when I was twelve, when I was seven, John was the one. But I never met him. When Jerry Levitan was fourteen he snuck into John’s hotel room with a tape recorder.
I used to think clouds were the top improvising artists out there. These videos demonstrate otherwise. I can’t even conceive of the math formulas that were used to come up with these shapes. And coordination and timing.
Maybe this is what all those people looking up at the sky are doing. It’s one big scavenger hunt where we all have to find each letter. Now I realize one of those things that I have been missing: I don’t think I have ever spotted a single letter by looking at how buildings rest against the sky. I better get cracking.Tweet