Favourite Film Friday
“Lively, gratifying… shows in marvelous detail how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force.”
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Recently watched this amazing documentary. Eames products are ubiquitous these days, hell even I have a cheapy knock-off. (See below) Would that I had the funds for an original! One day Nicole, one day.
This documentary is as much an account of the heyday of the Eames offices in Los Angeles as it is a fascinating look at the relationship between Charles and Ray Eames. I highly recommend it to anyone even vaguely involved or interested in design! Also its narrated by James Franco which… turns out to be a good thing I guess
Read a little more about the documentary on the Herman Miller site and have a look at the trailer below.
I’m going to make this a lazy one. I mean really? What is there that I can say about Zoolander anyway that you don’t already know? Oh this, yes this! I’m busy watching it now, and just realized that Alexander Skarsgard is Meekus. As in “It’s like exsqueeeeeze me, but has he ever heard of styling gel?” Meekus. This is just awesome sauce. And now I feel like watching True Blood all over again. Smashing!
The magic of Fantastic Mr Fox is hard for me to capture, so if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you do as soon as humanly possible! Until then though, here are some of the more specific things I enjoyed about it.
1. The Typography
Ok, Wes Anderson is known for using Futura in all of his movies, so I’m not so sure why he went for Helvetica this time round, but its a great choice none-the-less.
2. Attention to Detail
I love love love all the clever, careful attention to detail. It gives me a similar feeling to gazing at a beautifully constructed minitaure dolls house.
3. George Clooney as Mr Fox
To me this is his best role, similar to how I think Eddy Murphy’s best role is as Donkey in Shrek. Normally I find Clooney to be full of smarm, but in the role of Mr. Fox he is class and charm personified.
4. Jason Schwartzman as Ash
Maybe I’m biased as I love me a little bit of the Schwartzman, but Ash was definitely my favourite part of the movie. Hilarious, dorky and just a little bit sad. “There’s a lot of attitudes going on around here… don’t let me get one.” Brilliant.
Screencaps via Fanpop
So… no Favourite Film Friday this week. I’m leaving to go to my cousin’s wedding in Hermanus this weekend. Let this picture serve as a consolation to you.
On 11, Mar 2011
By Little Ghost
Scott Pilgrim has only been out for about 6 months, and I have watched it numerous times. As a movie it makes me both happy and a little sad. The happy part is due to the fact that watching it makes me feel like a teenager all over again. The sad part is that it makes me feel like a teenager all over again – if you know what I mean. Here is a list of the things I so enjoyed about this movie.
1. Michael Cera (as Scott Pilgrim)
Call him a faded hipster if you will, but I love his little pointy face and his spot-on comedic timing.
2. Multicoloured Hair
Makes me wish I was more adventurous with my hair. Especially the blue version – pure awesome.
3. Integrated Typography
Luuurved all the comic-style typography in the battle scenes. And the seamless way it was integrated.
4. The Best One-Liner Ever
“You punched me in the boob! Prepare to die, obviously!” as spoken by Roxy Richter. That line is really just too good to be true. Oh, and followed closely by “Your BF’s about to get eff’d in the b!”. Man, that girl got all the best lines.
5. The Fight Scenes
Were seriously great. A lot coming from me since I find most fight scenes in-freaking-credibly boring.
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