Posts filed under “Film”

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Category: Film, Weekend

21 Pixar Story Rules

From Emma Coats by way of Pixar Touch: > #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. #3: Trying for theme is important, but you…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Ron Burgundy’s Anchorman Announcement

Category: Film, Humor, Television, Weekend

Stanley Kubrick Collection

Another great collection of flicks, including a few of my favorites. Amazon regular price for the Blu-Ray is $148.95; One day sale is $60.99.  (DVD version is regularly $74.92, on sale for $30.99). Its hard to describe Kubrick films to people who have never seen them. Spartacus is simply an awesome epic, directed by Kubrick…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Blu-Ray: $49

One day sale at Amazon: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King) are all Blu-ray extended editions — original price $119.98, today its $49.49. Its 15 Discs and 682 minutes of Tolkien inspired epic fantasy directed by Peter…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Hollywood Hypocrisy

Created by: Paralegal

Category: Film, Weekend

Movie and Music Copyright Cops Themselves Infringe Intellectual Property

Movie and Music Giants Are Hypocrites The giant movie and music corporations – and their water-bearing politicians – pushing draconian copyright laws are hypocrites. According to TorrentFreak, members of the RIAA, Department of Homeland Security, Sony, Universal and Fox may have illegally downloaded files from BitTorrent. Lamar Smith – the Congressman sponsoring SOPA – used…Read More

Category: Film, Intellectual Property, Music, Think Tank

Matthew’s Day Off

Missus Big Picture, who teaches fashion illustration & design, tells me that her students are watching the 1986 flick Ferris Buellers Day Off in order to understand the Superbowl commercial for Honda. If you are familiar with the movie (DVD here), the commercial parallels the film in lots of amusing ways. Here is the extended…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

How Often Does the Film Industry Cry Wolf Over Piracy?

Via TechDirt, we learn the frequency with which Hollywood insists every new technology will destroy the movie business:

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Category: Digital Media, Film, Intellectual Property, Legal

Fat Cats and Starving Dogs; Happy Foxes and Sad Sacks

This weekend, I saw Margin Call on DVD. Jeremy Irons plays a CEO of a small Goldman Sachs like company. A young analyst at the firm discovers that their highly-leveraged, massive mortgage bets are based on a VAR formula that’s flawed. It failed to consider volatility ranges beyond historical distributions. With the market swinging, his…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Film