Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
I have just got back from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park after seeing The Paper Cinema. A brilliant lo tech mix of drawing, projection and live music. Nic Beard is the illustrator responsible for the inky drawings, the stories on display today are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World' (Dinosaurs, Explorers and big bad Apes, 'what's not to like') and a self penned imaginative story 'Night Flyer' with bicycles, trains and lost love. I was transfixed and can now watch close ups of ink drawings all day long if necessary.
Friday, 4 December 2009
I watched Moon on DVD last week, by far the most interesting and captivating film I've seen in a long time. Sam Rockwell carries off the roll/s with grace and I liked the difference from Solaris, ( and Defying Gravity and 2001: A Space Odyssey) in that it's not a superior alien intelligence creating space mirages, which is kind of what the trailer alludes too. And the sound track by Clint Mansell is excellent too. Damn, have probably ruined it for anyone who wants to see it without spoilers. Rent it now.