Endeavouring, as far as possible, to avoid superpowers and animation, editor Clara Darko assembles an ultraviolent edit of action women from 61 movies.
Previously: The Duel
Made Ordinary, a fantasy superhero drama set in an Ireland from ‘a parallel dimension’….
Starring Michelle Costello and Tristan Heanue and featuring Morgan C Jones as the world’s greatest super villain, Dr. Devastation who has been released after “30 years of imprisonment. With no powers, no money and no allies he must adapt to a world that has long forgotten who he is”.
Director Christian Kotey, of makers Rising Films sez:
”This is a real first. A science fiction story told from the viewpoint of the defeated villain. There’s huge interest in the site and the online comic. We are interested in co-producers and broadcasters who wish to come on board and help us bring Made Ordinary and it’s universe to as wide an audience as possible…”
The Filmography Of Guns – a new illustration by Belfast born, Brooklyn based designer Cathryn Lavery – 115 intricately detailed representations of movie-related shooters, blasters and launchers from Harry Callahan’s ’44 Magnum’ to the esoteric cannons of Forbidden Planet and The Terminator.
The edition, currently funding on Kickstarter, is limited to 1,500 signed and numbered 60cm x 90cm prints (on ‘100lb archival recycled cover stock with fade-resistant organic archival quality inks’, if you don’t mind) and we have two of these lethal compendiums (with an accompanying collector’s book) to give away.
If you do in fact, feel lucky, punk, just complete the following tiebreaker:
‘If I had my sweaty mitts on an EM-1 Rail Gun right now, why I’d…….’
Entries accepted until midnight Sunday. Winners announced Monday.
The world’s best film fleadh.
Laura Gaynor writes:
“I’m down in Galway for the week at the Galway Film Fleadh. This year our ‘Fleadh TV’ crew are putting up highlight videos of screenings, Q&A’s, and more. Our first video features John Carney (previously directed Once) talking about his new film ‘Begin Again (2013)’….”
A diligently researched and rather excellent (if largely Hollywood focussed) montage by Scott Ewing, who (prior to suddenly disappearing from Vimeo) sez:
The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies a trip to the moon in 1902 was a total game changer and from there we go to the first theatrical releases starting in 1920-2014 … this portion of the montage is chronological. There are some notable films which are absent from the montage such as the Great Train Robbery (1903), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) and Birth of a Nation (1915). These and many others were either impossible to find or did not fit in with the creative direction of the montage. There is also a Dumb and Dumber (1994) dancing clip between Tropic Thunder and 500 Days of Summer … this was intentional I assure you.
Ronan McCormack writes;
To get into the Christmas Spirit, we at HeyStaks (a Dublin startup based in UCD), have created a “Guess the Christmas Movie” game using word clouds made from the dialogue of different Christmas films. Thanks, and Merry Christmas.