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Architectural inspirations

Posted in architecture, technology, Uncategorized, video on November 3, 2008 by miniworld

AKIRA

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

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Brazil and Gilliam

Posted in interview, technology, video on October 27, 2008 by miniworld

an interesting BBC documentary with interviews with Terry Gilliam

Bureaucracy, Dystopia and Architectural surrealism in Brazil

Posted in architecture, technology, video on October 27, 2008 by miniworld

this scene is probably one of the denser in Brazil: it synthesizes the the monstrosity of the bureaucratic apparatus through its architectural spectacularity and its vertical dynamism.

memory and dreams in SCIFI film

Posted in technology, time travel, video with tags on October 20, 2008 by miniworld

in Kathryn Bigelow “Strange Days” (1995) Lenny Nero,  deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions.

“The Day the Earth Stood Still”(1958)

Posted in aliens, video on September 14, 2008 by miniworld

Klaatu and Gort

klaatu barada nikto

final speech

Invasion cinema

Posted in aliens, video on September 14, 2008 by miniworld

“Invasion Cinema could be certainly considered a rich subgenre of Science Fiction. it originated from:

1) Fear and anxiety about possible alien invasions (see the 1947 Roswell episode)
2) fear of ‘communist infiltration’ and other Cold War side-effects
3) crisis of Hollywood film (TV had become a fierce competitor in the 50ies. it was no longer possible to build big-budget fantastic sets. monsters coming to our door steps were much cheaper and easier to make [Wierzbicki])

some example of “Invasion Cinema”
http://blog.invasioncinema.com/

Examples of “classic” invasion cinema
“It came form outer space” (1953)

“attack of the giant leeches” (1956)

“the blob” (1958)

The last generation of Invasion Cinema: the Host, (Korea 2006)