One of most iconic filmmaker in our generation was director Stanley Kubrick. His films stood out for being strange, weird and visually artistic. He did not make mainstream flicks like director Steven Spielberg or summer popcorn fluff like Michael Bay, Stanley Kubrick was unique. This was the last week of “The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, so being cinema fans here at Retrenders, we stopped by the museum.
During the 1950s and thru 1960s, all across America with robust car market, the movie drive-in theater was also at the height of it’s popularity. Artist Andrew Valko’s series of drive-in theater paintings gives us a taste of Americana and through the “eyes” of the drive-in movie customer.
If you’re fan of Wes Anderson films, then you’ll get a kick out of this. Artist and graphic designer Alejandro Giraldo illustrates simple character portraits of the many wild and funny characters that have appeared in Wes Anderson flicks over the years, from the The Royal Tenenbaums to his latest The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Aren’t LEGO’s Duplo toys for little kids? Not anymore – it’s Duplo’s Pulp Fiction series. Your kids can play build and play with these foul mouth hitmen – Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield.
If you’re a film fanatic like me, this FILMography art project by photographer Christopher Moloney is truly awesome. He takes a scene from a movie and finds the actual location of where the scene was shot.
Whoever work on a short or film project knows having a slateboard can be expensive and a hassle. As a P.A., I hated always looking for a Eraseable Magic Marker or chalk depending on the slateboard being use. Well, now – you can just download MovieSlate an app from the Apple Appstore by PureBlend Software and magically have a digital slateboard for your iPad, iPhone or iTouch. The latest version of MovieSlate was just updated a few weeks ago.
Buy it @ Apple – MovieSlate.
For more product information, go to: PureBlend Software – MovieSlate.
Looking for something to add to your movie library? You might want to pick this limited edition Bluray release – the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. The collection collects 15 iconic films from Hitichcock: Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Trouble with Harry, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot. The set also includes various special features and a book.
More 1980s goodness, the iconic Back to the Future time machine car – the DMC DeLorean. Yes, there’s been many toy versions of this, but this exclusive version for Entertainment Earth is the best, it’s the Back to the Future II DeLorean 1/15 scale with hover conversion kit for flying. And it has electronic sounds and effects too. The only bad thing is it doesn’t come with a Doc Brown or Marty McFly action figure, but you can fit some 3 3/4 action figures like G.I. Joes in the seats.
For more details of the toy and to buy it, go to: Entertainment Earth – Back to the Future II DeLorean.
Have you ever watch a movie and then a great scene appears on screen with an actor and thought to yourself, man that was an epic moment or just an iconic scene that will resonate in your brain forever? Well artist Scott Campbell thinks so, and his “Great Showdowns” series celebrates cool moments in films of various genres, from the classics, thrillers, romantic-comedies, action flicks and even documentaries.
The art book collects over 130 paintings of “Great Showdowns” and showcases Scott’s eclectic taste in films like The Roman Holiday, Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds and Psycho, Kickass, Black Swan, Say Anything, and others. The art style is simple and whimsical and will surely put a smile on your face.
A film festival that makes you feel good, the Feel Good Film Festival 2012, took place in North Hollywood, CA on August 3-5, 2012. Here are the highlights from the festival brought to by Azure Lorica and Project 760 Productions: