Separated At Birth, Part XX

16 January 2013 at 7:53 pm

Pollution in Beijing, 2013

Beijing pollution

Los Angeles, 2019 (as depicted by Blade Runner in 1982)

Bladerunner skyline

Separated At Birth, Part XIX

10 June 2012 at 7:28 pm

Star trails as filmed from ISS

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The “stargate” sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Running The Numbers: 2011 in Movies

22 January 2012 at 9:52 pm

What I watched in 2011. Only counting things I saw for the first time.

  1. Apollo 18 (2011)
  2. Attack The Block (2011)
  3. BASEketball (1998)
  4. Beginners (2010)
  5. Black Swan (2010)
  6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  7. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
  8. Contagion (2011)
  9. Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (1969)
  10. Drag Me To Hell (2009)
  11. Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
  12. Fair Game (2010)
  13. Gasland (2010)
  14. Hesher (2010)
  15. Into The Abyss (2011)
  16. Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
  17. Marwencol (2010)
  18. Melancholia (2011)
  19. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
  20. Niagara, Niagara (1997)
  21. Orgazmo (1997)
  22. Pandorum (2009)
  23. Rollover (1981)
  24. Salt (2010)
  25. Senna (2010)
  26. Source Code (2011)
  27. Super 8 (2011)
  28. Texas Killing Fields (2011)
  29. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
  30. The American (2010)
  31. The Artist (2011)
  32. The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye (2011)
  33. The Beaver (2011)
  34. The Celebration (1998)
  35. The Green Hornet (2011)
  36. The Horse’s Mouth (1958)
  37. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
  38. The King’s Speech (2010)
  39. The Mechanic (2011)
  40. The Social Network (2010)
  41. The Town (2010)
  42. The Tree Of Life (2011)
  43. TRON: Legacy (2010)
  44. True Grit (2010)
  45. Woman’s Picture (2011)

Separated At Birth, Part XVII

25 November 2011 at 7:19 pm

Japan Ministry of Defense’s spherical flying machine

Chris Knight’s “Filed under ‘H’ for toy” flyer from Real Genius

Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com

Ten Years Gone

11 September 2011 at 10:41 pm

Sidnancy wtc

That compilation of World Trade Center movie clips is missing my favorite one: the ending scene of Sid & Nancy where a possibly already-dead Sid dances with the disco kids.

(World Trade Center in Movies has a lot more)

Twelve years after I got kicked out of Windows On The World for wearing jeans, one of my favorite bands played a show there:

and the full show:

Captain America

16 July 2011 at 1:06 am

I’m not in any great hurry to see the Captain America movie, but I have to admit that this poster for it is terrific:

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Separated At Birth, Part XV

10 February 2011 at 1:57 pm

An Egyptian tourist area as photographed by Chris Sisarich:

Sisarich egypt

Tobor the Robot from the 1957 film Kronos:

Kronos tobor

Separated At Birth, Part XII

16 February 2010 at 9:29 pm

Collecting ponds of Something in the desert near the proto-suburban geoglyphs of California City.

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Dave Bowman’s meal on board the Discovery in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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And there’s no way I’m going to miss the Obscura Day 2010 event at California City. See you there on March 20 (and if not, check out the other events that day worldwide)

Running The Numbers: 2009 in Movies

31 December 2009 at 1:18 pm

What I watched in 2009. Only counting things I saw for the first time.

  1. 300 (2006)
  2. 633 Squadron (1964)
  3. 88 Minutes (2007)
  4. A Dangerous Profession (1949)
  5. The Ambushers (1967)
  6. Angels And Demons (2009)
  7. Avatar (2009)
  8. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
  9. Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call, New Orleans (2009)
  10. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
  11. Blood Freak (1972)
  12. Blueprint (2003)
  13. The Brain Eaters (1958)
  14. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
  15. California Split (1974)
  16. Cassandra’s Dream (2007)
  17. The Cat’s Meow (2001)
  18. Changeling (2008)
  19. Devil Girl From Mars (1954)
  20. District 9 (2009)
  21. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  22. Don’t Make Waves (1967)
  23. Extract (2009)
  24. Freebie And The Bean (1974)
  25. Frost/Nixon (2008)
  26. Frozen River (2008)
  27. Fukkatsu no hi (1980)
  28. Fuzz: The Sound That Revolutionized The World (2007)
  29. Giant (1956)
  30. The Girl From Monday (2005)
  31. Girl On A Motorcycle (1968)
  32. God Told Me To (1976)
  33. Gomorra (2008)
  34. The Hangover (2009)
  35. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
  36. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008)
  37. The Horror At 37,000 Feet (1973)
  38. The Hurt Locker (2008)
  39. I Love You Man (2009)
  40. Impact (1949)
  41. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  42. The International (2009)
  43. Knowing (2009)
  44. La fille coupée en deux (2007)
  45. La fille de Monaco (2008)
  46. La louve solitaire (1968)
  47. La vallée (1972)
  48. Last Chance Harvey (2008)
  49. Let The Right One In (2008)
  50. The Lost Missile (1958)
  51. Made In U.S.A. (1966)
  52. Malice (1993)
  53. The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)
  54. Milk (2008)
  55. The Mist (2007)
  56. Model Shop (1969)
  57. Moon (2009)
  58. Moon Zero Two (1969)
  59. Ne le dis à personne (2006)
  60. Nid de guêpes (2002)
  61. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
  62. Oldboy (2003)
  63. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  64. Primer (2004)
  65. Public Enemies (2009)
  66. [REC] (2007)
  67. S*P*Y*S (1974)
  68. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  69. Star Trek (2009)
  70. Transsiberian (2008)
  71. Up (2009)
  72. Valkyrie (2008)
  73. Vantage Point (2008)
  74. Watchmen (2009)
  75. Winter A-Go-Go (1965)

The Perfect Billboard

31 December 2009 at 11:26 am

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The Perfect Billboard. Eggshell white with romalian type. Nice. Raised lettering, a subtle 7 inch bone border, and just look at the tasteful thickness of the headline. All perched on four evenly spaced 3.2 metre powder coated stanchions. My god, it even has a watermark.

Ad for American Psycho on TV2 in New Zealand. As found on Ads Of The World (and many others). Larger version at AOTW too.