It’s no secret that film directors employ their own style to tell the story they want to convey. The videos below are montages of the similar style that is signatory to each director’s (and television series’) body of work.
kogonada has done a great job of compiling the evidence and laying it out in short analytical films. Every artist has a toolbox of ideas they frequently employ in their work, so this work parses out one tool as the subject of the film.
I recommend watching all five as they’re quick plays and a real treat. My favorites are the Kubrick and Aronofsky videos. Enjoy the rest after the jump.
Just because I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and have been meaning to share my thoughts on it …
Rage comic meme / expressions and the expressions in Japanese manga / anime are very, very similar from a sociological point of view. It’s hard to ignore the similarities.
There is much more to say on this topic. I just wanted to brain dump real quick
One thing to recognize is once a “meme” penetrates society the way certain memes do, it is highly effective at portraying a common emotion. This is likely why they have been used for at least a decade in Japanese literature and why they are gaining momentum in expressing certain emotions in Western society.
Last August a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed seven people. Recently engineering reports investigating the collapse have been released, implicating, among other things, incorrect engineering calculations and a general lack of regulation regarding the engineering of temporary entertainment structures…
PowerPoint presentation describing the analysis and failure sequence can be viewed here.
This was on Tuesday’s show but I watched it on Hulu last night. Anyways, Elon Musk is billionaire genius spaceship builder who wants to inspire mankind to innovate. No Big Deal. One of his goals is to make humans a multi-planetary species, but he does have selfish motives for that: he wants to retire on Mars. By his predictions, interplanetary travel could be a real thing in 10-15 years. I would love to hang out with this guy… preferably on his way to his crater-side retirement castle.
For a very long time, people have searched for ways to be happy. It seems like a worthwhile pursuit, right? There are a lot of different philosophies on happiness and probably many different ways to be happy, but it can’t hurt to have some statistical support as well. Columbia University’s Earth Institute recently published a World Happiness Report, and Fast Company has a brief but informative overview of the thing here. Fast Company also chose a nice summary quote from the report. I haven’t read the report yet, but here’s what Fast Company thinks is a relevant summary:
“GDP is important but not all that is important. This is especially true in developed countries, where most or all of the population has living standards far above basic material needs. Except in the very poorest countries happiness varies more with the quality of human relationships than with income. And in the richest countries it is essential not to subordinate the happiness of the people to the ‘interests of the economy,’ since the marginal utility of income is low when income is so high. The economy exists to serve the people, not vice versa. Incremental gains in income in a rich country may be much less beneficial to the population than steps to ensure the vibrancy of local communities or better mental health. “