Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We have been wondering how esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson was going to tackle the depth and wormhold writing-stlye of Thomas Pynchon and capture it in a coherent film, but PTA is the man to do the job if there ever was anyone. "Inherent Vice" originally was published in 2009, and Anderson signed up to direct the film not that much later. Now we have a trailer for the film, set to release in December 2014, with starring roles from Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In this short clip, video essayist kogonada captures Hitchcock's character's eyes, beginning with a zoom into red eyes from Vertigo's opening credits and Janet Leigh's dead eyes in Psycho. Whether it was fear, anger, excitement, hypnosis, or understanding, Hitchock captured it best.
Design // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Reel Art Press will be releasing a magnificent volume celebrating the first 100 years of black film poster art this month. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, a foreword by black history authority and renowned academic...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie Heinrich and Zac Hug are looking to make a short film staring Mark Paul Deren (aka Madsteez). He is blind in one eye. The premise? When his eye doctor experimentally restores vision to his blind left eye, an artist is only able to create incomplete paintings. What follows is a story about a man who sees colors, shapes, and people differently than he did before, and asks the question from the film’s opening scene: “Where is the moment and how do we know when anything; art, relationships, lunch — when are these things actually finished?”
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Painter Margaret Keane's remarkable story was detailed in our June 2014 issue and will soon be told by Tim Burton in his new film, Big Eyes, due out on Christmas Day.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2014
We watched this short video essay a week or so ago and found we were still thinking about it this morning, specifically this quote: "What Selznick sees as waste and excess becomes the essence of a different kind of cinema and sensibility, in which shots linger and veer off to include others, in which in-between moments seem to be essential, in which time and place seem more critical than plot or story."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Enjoy this striking music video directed by Mathieu Grimard. Titled LAMU featuring the musical talent of Montreal-based band Rivver, where individual stories are strung together seen through various façades. As described, “every person and every eye is shown behind a surface: glass, plastic, water, etc. It’s an outside-in view on all these characters.” Filmed from careful angles with a stunning view on each framed face, Grimard creates a surreal emotional dreamland that beautifully unifies and reflects off each other.
Design // Thursday, June 05, 2014
This is a film about font. Times New Roman was designed for The Times in 1931 and is one of the most recognised fonts in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is not a font to be ignored. The short is part of The Unquiet Film Series which celebrates the historical and cultural impact of The Times and The Sunday Times.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
You are going to see Shepard Fairey on the site more frequently in the coming month and perhaps a special announcement in the next few days, so stay tuned. This video, directed by Brett Novak and commissioned by the Halsey Institute for "The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns" is a great watch whether you are familiar or not with all that is Shepard Fairey and Obey.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Did you know that Anthony Hopkins is only in Silence of the Lambs for 16 minutes? It is the second-shortest screen time ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Here are some behind the scenes pics from Jonathan Demme's classic.