I don’t know how this sits with the endless stream of Star Wars related geekery that we love to propagate on this site (ain’t it wonderful?), but I thought this was worth checking out. A bloke called Nick Pitera who just so turns out to be an animator at Pixar (for those who don’t know: owned by Disney) but also has a pretty amazing singing voice. Observe:
Some of the comments below it on the site go a bit too far (what’s that you say? “On Youtube? Surely not!”) in praising this guy’s talent, but it is undoubtedly impressive. And somewhat nostalgic for those of us who regularly met and exceeded the Government’s Recommended Daily Allowance of cartoon croon whilst growing up.
This may be the way to get my kids to eat their lunches!
Love these images of Hitchcock and his movies by artist Matt Needle.
In tribute I’d like to pose the following question:
Your entire collection of Hitchcock movies is about to be incinerated in a house fire, which 3 would you save?
My answers are as follows:
1) The Birds
2) North By Northwest
3) The Trouble with Harry
The first in a series of reviews highlighting movies that have been unfairly panned and worth re-visiting for any semblance of merit. First up K C Bascombe’s ‘Fear of the Dark’ (2003).
Brian Billings is a boy with a phobia of the dark. He is convinced he sees and hears sinister things in his own house. To combat it all, he keeps his lights on, and obsessively carries a torch with him, just in case. The film sets things up nicely when his parents go out on a stormy night, leaving elder brother Dale (begrudgingly) in charge. Dale’s girlfriend soon joins them. And then the storm knocks out the power leaving the three without light….
The film is horror ‘lite’, striking a similar tone to Joe Dante’s ‘The Hole’, and therefore struggles to find a comfortable audience. However, imagine something of the Goonies in tone crossed with Darkness Falls and you are partway there. It has some decent moments and while far from a classic, is better than its imdb rating of 5.4 and passes a rainy (or stormy) Sunday afternoon or evening.
French genius Robert Bresson is my favourite film director. But as much as his films affected me I have always been fascinated with the artwork of his movie posters which spanned four decades from the 1940s to the 1980s and are utterly striking.
Check out the following sites which showcase a great selection: