Is there anything more adorable than Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu dancing together in Potiche? The answer is no and the answer is also see this film it’s pretty delightful. Here is the dancing clip, and here is a little review with a trailer.
oh Brian Blessed, Brian Blessed! From Henry V. Here is a summary of the scene from one of those cliffs notes sites.
two documentaries, first one- the making of Sleeping Beauty (in 5 parts). What a gorgeous film and amazing work of art. Great look at the process!
second film - the making of 101 Dalmatians (in 4 parts). This is the film that came after Sleeping Beauty for Disney studios, and it was totally different. From the very old fashioned to the very modern! It’s pretty interesting to watch after the SB one. I have always loved the character designs and the Searle-inspired look of this film, so good.
I really like this guy’s fun lecturing style. He’s really funny! Learn about the Iliad!
CalArts students put out some pretty amazing films each year. So much young talent on display, click on that picture for more 2012 student work! People can make wonderful things, can’t they?
Storycorps, forever, forever. Love the design on that dad.
Charles Dickens’ ghost story The Signalman, from the BBC, 1976.
I’ve been watching some of the videos from the treasure trove that is the McCord Museum, and in this one about Fancy Dress balls, a few things:
-No one knew what vikings looked like
-Even in Victorian times people were trying to make Canadians give a shit about their own history
-the “Incroyable” the Adult Babies (“Our Nurse Nannie”), and the “harlequin” with the MASSIVE mutton chops are great
but most of all
-Someone is dressed as “Tennis” and another as “Photography”
You know, I’ve seen the fantastic “The Beatles: Rock Band” cinematic a few years ago from amazingly talented animator Robert Valley, but I’ve never seen this ending clip from the game. His style is just so darn.. stylish!!
And if you haven’t seen the original piece I mentioned:
One of my favorite videos, by Dionysos, with animation of Johann Sfar’s drawings! Get inspired.
Last month I came to know the works of M.R. James and I hope you will also. So spooky and wonderful, and there are several BBC adaptations, like this, and they are great.
Man of A Thousand Voices: I’m watching this documentary on the legendary Mel Blanc.