The composer of The VVitch designed an analogue instrument designed to create disturbing sounds. And I’m so jealous – this looks like so much fun. More about the background of the instrument.
Andrew Rea’s Binging With Babish is my new obsession. He’s a filmmaker and amateur chef who deadpans his way through recreating dishes from films and TV. Like, I was tempted to share the video where he made the “Moistmaker” Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich from Friends, where he went out and cooked an entire 20lb turkey just for ONE sandwich. Instead, I’m highlighting the video where he recreates Kevin’s chili from The Office and serves it authentically: on a sheet of cheap office carpet.
In 1979, Tom Waits made a music video for “The One That Got Away”. 5,000 rotoscoped frames of animation. Here’s one of the live-action videos they used to make the animation, proving that in the 70s, Tom Waits was as close to a horny cat from a Looney Tunes cartoon as any human would be.
In 2001, BMW hired a bunch of amazing directors like John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott to create some short films for them. Branded content. The two common threads in each film were the make of car (obviously) and Clive Owen as “The Driver”
Fifteen years later, we’ve got a new one. This time it’s been directed by District 9’s Neill Blomkamp and starring Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal.
In case you missed it, here’s Tony Scott’s one from the original series, starring Gary Oldman as the Devil. It’s mid-career Tony Scott in all his most bonkers.
I have a bit of an obsession with Casey Neistat. Or rather, I’m obssessed with Casey Neistat’s process. He’s messy but organised, chaotic but meticulous. Watching this video made in 2010 about the 10 rules for Tom Sachs’ studio (Casey Neistat was one of Tom Sachs’ studio assistant), you can really see where he got a lot of his ideas.
- Forrest Whitaker doing a weird breathy accent is super distracting. Is that supposed to be a British accent?
- Oh God, what if they try to make Ben Mendelsohn do a British accent?
- This looks every inch a Gareth Edwards film.
- It looks like they’re trying to set up K-2SO as the comic relief. If those are the best laughs they could pick out for the trailer, oh dear.
- Felicity Jones seems like she’s stuck in the Tomb Raider school of action acting.
Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic about this one. It looks great, really nailing the 70s aesthetic with a cinéma vérité feel. But Edwards’ last film, Godzilla, was let down by its characters and nothing in this trailer suggests things have improved.
I’ve said it before, but Noel Gallagher gives the best interviews.
Four little words that guarantee I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to make time for: “narrated by Tom Waits”.
John Baldessari was Tumblr before the internet was ever a thing, and this is a terrific introduction.
Drop whatever you’re doing and make time for this.
This is so good. And I feel like a lot of what Ta-Nehisi Coates says in this video is applicable to any sort of creative work.