What is that to me now
Patroclus my dear friend is dead
he whom I honoured more than all
honoured as my own self?
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Pacific Rim is a Visual Effects phenomenon in every detail of its being. The film’s effects were produced by Industrial Light and Magic, a studio that stands as a pinnacle of digital arts. This video shows the making of the Hong Kong battle sequence, which was pretty much done almost entirely digitally. This battle sequence looks so realistic, the ability of the ILM crew is beyond comparison. There aren’t many inside looks into the work of ILM, so it’s incredibly fortunate that they released this to the public. Watch and be amazed!
Hell, they made such a great realistic work on that movie, it was a worth movie to watch.
"It was so hard, we did it last"
That’s the spirit.
why wasn’t this movie nominated for an oscar for its visual effects again?
and are we going to talk about the fact one of the dude’s last name is jaeger?
I found it interesting that the men refer to G Danger with he pronouns, while the woman referred to G danger with she pronouns.
"[director] david slade and i had long conversations about the kubrick-ian feel of this show. we are telling a story of a man who makes his living with his imagination who slowly loses his mind over the course of the season. we are telling a version of [the shining], except the guy is not an alcoholic.”
star wars rule 63: prequel trilogy
This has been lying around my harddrive for way too long, but I finally got around to colouring it! (just experimenting with a bunch of different things and inspired by SW concept art books :))
…. sometimes I suspect the reason for all these AUs is partly an excuse to draw the Mustafar duel a million times in marginally different ways.
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, spoke to CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi, who asked whether he ever considered casting a transgender actor."Never. [Are] there any transgender actors?" he said. "I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing." (x)by “the thing” of course he means someone who is transgender
This take seems to lionize the very thing the original Godzilla was trying to warn against, doesn’t it?
This is a good example of missing the point entirely. Godzilla was a metaphor for nuclear weapons - the idea that we had unleashed something in weaponizing the power of the atom that we could not contain, and that no amount of further weaponry could hope to defend against. I mean, there’s a reason all those tanks and jets and rockets can’t hurt Godzilla, folks, and it’s thematic, not biological.
Turning these same nuclear weapons (tests or actual use) into our attempts to defeat this beast which now appears to not be *our fault* is both deaf to the themes of the original and unsurprising.
It looks like they trying to go for a “nature’s revenge” angle, maybe. I don’t hold much hope.
Fuckers missed the point so hard they proved it.
You know… I would just like to throw it out there that Godizlla is not now, nor was it ever, high art. Nor were its themes particularly deep or… useful or… relevant to us today.
The original Godzilla movies push the sort of Frankensteinian, “man’s woeful hubris” luddism that’s popular in a lot of science fiction, but it is inexorably of its time. It was the 50’s. Everyone was freaked out. Less so now. It’s been seventy years and against all odds, we have not gone to nuclear war. I think humanity deserves a small pat on the back for that.
But again, it is of its time, and times changed. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the tone of the Godzilla and the function of Godzilla within these narratives changed once Japan started using nuclear power. Hmm, maybe this nuclear business isn’t so bad after all! Japan is now the third largest producer of nuclear energy by capacity in the world.
And coincidentally, suddenly Godzilla was Japan’s helper, friend to the animals! Why he even had babies, and said babies befriended children! And his major adversaries became other mythical creatures, robots and space monsters. By the end of his run, Godzilla hadn’t been the bad guy for a long time.
What I’m saying is, I don’t think the message of the original Godzilla is integral to the franchise. Nor was it particularly a GOOD one, but that’s just my opinion- I can’t stand hubris luddism narratives. Regardless of the eventual quality of the film, I don’t think anyone “missed the point” - they’re ignoring it because it doesn’t reflect the world anymore.
Trailer: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' - Aug 1
Directed by James Gunn, written by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C Reilly, Dave Bautista, Peter Serafinowicz, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
If this isn’t Marvel’s biggest gamble yet, I don’t know what is. That said, I have the utmost faith in the studio and Gunn that this will deliver. The predominantly slow, comedic tone of this trailer is pretty different for Marvel, but not in a bad way. Mixing it up, while staying true to their overall brand. Very much on board based on the sheer audacity.