We Were Once a Fairy Tale by Spike Jonze feat. Kanye West They had me at the title. Great, great title. Even without it though, with two artists on top of their games, there was no way I wasn’t going to be amped up to finally see Spike Jonze and Kanye’s newest short film collaboration, We Were Once a Fairy Tale. Hell, I’d only been waiting for a month. It had been well-publicized that the film, having debuted in June at the LA Film Fest, was going to show up Sept. 8th on itunes. That day came and went disappointingly, and now out of the blue the film shows up on Vimeo (edit: no more!). Skip MegaVideo Time limit + New .COMs $7.99/yr plus 18 cents/yr ICANN fee. Discount based on new one-year registration prices as of 1/27/2012 with sale price reflected in your shopping cart at checkout. Discount applies to new registrations and renewals and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Kurt Stenzel & The Score To Jodorowsky’s Dune Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”. The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Spike Jonze + Absolut Short Film If you hadn’t heard, Spike Jonze has continued his sustained assault on the short film medium, this time with his long-anticipated “secret robot short film”, I’m Here. This of course is coming on the heels of the Where the Wild Things Are DVD-extra, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and the Kanye West collab, We Were Once a Fairy Tale—a corpus which altogether represents the most attention short film has received from an established feature film director in a generation. And, in his idiosyncratic way, Jonze has once again succeeded in creating something familiar yet weird—beautiful undeniably, yet which will surely be polarizing to audiences. The film, written by Jonze as well, follows Sheldon, a sad-sack robot existing in a world where such a state doesn’t seem to be a big deal.
Law - Cover Letters Contents A. Purpose Your cover letter is as important as your resume because it is often read first and plays a vital role in your quest for an interview. A cover letter is not a transmittal letter, and you may be surprised at how time-consuming it is to craft a good one. A cover letter has a purpose, which is to let an employer know why they should bother reading your resume and why they should meet you. Perturbator Releases Awesome 1.5 Hour Retro Mixtape French retrosynth artist Perturbator has released an amazing mixtape that clocks in at over an hour and a half and features such 80′s staples as Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, and Clan Of Xymox, who have been getting a surge of popularity lately due to their appearance on the soundtrack to 2014′s highly acclaimed The Guest. The great thing about this mixtape is that it moves dynamically, going from heavy and intense to mellow and introspective. One fluid transition after another makes this mixtape a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Oh, and there’s also the badass artwork from Ariel ZB. Give it a listen below!
The Wilderness Downtown (Arcade Fire) by Chris Milk Take a trip down memory lane in this interactive music video that draws imagery from your own childhood experiences of suburbia. You can’t miss the latest flurry around a new experimental online film experience by Chris Milk (director of Who’s Gonna Save My Soul). I shouldn’t say too much for chance of spoiling it, but you begin by typing in the address of your childhood home, hit play, and enjoy a personalized film experience that doesn’t disappoint. Chris uses popup windows to reveal different shots in a magical way with real-time animation and an interactive intermission to boot.
Become a Google Pro. Sick of the hot weather? The Beard Attractiveness Graph. Did you know they did this?! Dinner Out. How I think I look yawning... The New French Underground Uhh, highly doubt any of these bands are heathen droogies à la A Clockwork Orange as implied in a recent wave of fear mongering by French media on the degenerating state of civil society. But ohhh, what a glorious metaphor! If only it were true, though… That’s not to say there is a strong correlation between rad art and social disorder. Has Hollywood Lost its Way? We love short films, but we also follow the larger film industry and how the web is changing how we watch films. Much has been said over the last few days about the bleak year for theatrical films with year-end box office sales down 3.8% compared to last year and attendance down 4.7% (Box Office Mojo). But there’s been less coverage of a bigger problem looming over the film industry—one that would be hard to blame on a bad year—the growing scarcity of original stories coming from Hollywood.
The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet Here are the most useful websites on the Internet that will make you smarter, increase productivity and help you learn new skills. These incredibly useful websites solve at least one problem really well. And they all have cool URLs that are easy to memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. Songs Of Discomposure: Quietus Writers Pick Their Most Disturbing Pieces Of Music For this feature, we set our writers a brief: write about the most disturbing music you own, or have ever heard. The responses were varied. 'Disturbing' is a broad term, and the resulting 40 pieces of music, compiled below, plumb all manner of darkness. Some, like David Bennun's childhood terror at the hands of The Beatles, or John Doran's tales of driving round Bristol in a van, on the edge of a Residents-induced breakdown, are darkly comedic stories. To be clear, however, there is subject matter below that is genuinely upsetting.
Ambient in Outer Space: Seven Artists Exploring the Final Frontier Space has always inspired contemplation. In his legendary work The Republic—published in 380 BC, over a millennium before Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person to travel to space—the Greek philosopher Plato wrote, “Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” For at least a century now, humans have sought not only to explore the great beyond, but soundtrack it: Gustav Holst wrote the seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets in 1916; Stanley Kubrick employed the works of grandiose composers such as Richard Strauss to signify the epicness of space; and Sun Ra and David Bowie employed transcendental jazz and art rock, respectively, to bring cosmic sounds to the forefront.