Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Hammond organs were big in the 50’s, and there were more than a few practitioners who smoothly played and rhythmically swayed. But not many performed the Trance Dance and wore jeweled turbans and kohl rimmed eyes. Fewer still would star in their own television show and say not a word. Korla Pandit, born John Roland Redd, a black man from Columbia, Missouri, under the tutelage of his Disney illustrator wife Beryl DeBeeson, took on the persona of East Indian swami as he embodied “divine consciousness.”
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 03, 2015
A new book by Taschen explores the making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, shedding light on the lead actors, senior production designers, special-effects experts, and other behind-the-scenes details from the film that revolutionized science fiction and the art of cinema.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 26, 2015
Coda is an animated short film made by And Maps And Plans, a small animation studio based in Dublin. The film, funded by the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council, shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards Feb 2015 and nominated for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards Jan 2015, might be the best way to spend nine minutes online.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Federico Babina is at it again! Twenty-seven imaginary houses that correlate to the best and most famous film directors, from Jim Jarmusch to Lars Von Trier. The varied styles of the directors are intrepreted as architecutral designs, creating charming images. Babina believes that it's similar with architecture details, where even the most subtle of details helps create an imprint of the creator.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Cinefix's latest addtion to their "8-bit Cinema" series is a version of one of our favorite directors and films, Hayao Miyazaki...
Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 30, 2015
Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join Tony Zhou in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 20, 2015
Animator Timothy Reckart just made his graduate film, Head Over Heels, viewable online for the first time. A few extras like director’s commentary are included. Head Over Heels, one of the few student films to get nominated for an Oscar, is a story of an upside down relationship. Literally. One person lives on the floor and the other lives on the ceiling.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2015
Control is lost and time becomes an abstraction when Mike Aho draws us into the short film The Lonely Life, which he wrote, directed and scored. He can be credited with almost every aspect of the film. (That, on top of being the new creative director at Volcom, and leading the band ((sounder)).) It stars musician and actor Will Oldham, whose character had been cryogenically frozen and is searching to understand his former life. Dazed in the intense haze of medication, lies and hallucinations, the film follows this search for truth amidst a cloak of certain evil.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 09, 2015
Sweden-based artist Anders Ramsell has taken the film Blade Runner, and created a watercolor animation of it! Consisting of 12.597 handmade watercolor paintings, each approximately 1.5 x 3 cm in size, Ramsell has created a 25 minute "cover" of the 1982 Ridley Scott classic. A must watch...