Inception Costumes

One of my favorite things in Inception is the way everyone is dressed, mix of futuristic and cool retro. Jeffrey Kurland did the costume design and there’s an interview with him on Clothes On Film. He also did Ocean’s Eleven and Collateral, two other movies with great suits and looks.

Not wanting to date the film, I was trying to create an upscale world of business and intrigue with architecture being a constant metaphorical thread running throughout… definitely forward thinking, without being futuristic. That enabled me to travel from reality to dreams and back, keeping a certain amount of stylization that would serve all the situations presented in the script.

August 3rd, 2010

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

I was lucky enough to see Brett Gaylor’s Rip: A Remix Manifesto at the a premiere screening last fall and now it’s your turn. I’ve know Brett for a couple of years and made the first couple of versions of the site (not the latest) but it’s got nothing to do with my appreciation: his movie kicks ass! Seriously, it’s a fun and instructive (rare combo) ride through what Copyright, copy left, Creative Commons and the digital culture in general is about, the legal crapola going on that’s threatening it and the great stuff happening in the space.

On top of the movie’s quality in it’s own right, Brett’s a good guy living in Montréal and part of our local scene, we’re always showing up at various events and little launches to encourage the locals doing good, this is a full length theater released movie tackling a big issue. If it’s not the time to show up, I don’t know what is.

For what it talks about, for the importance of the issues, for your own awareness of what’s involved and, well, so it keeps on being shown in cinemas, you have to go see this movie. In Montréal it’s showing at AMC until Wednesday and at Cinéma du Parc for an open run as well as in various other cities across the country now and in upcoming weeks.

If you don’t come out to encourage and learn from this movie, you suck.

March 9th, 2009
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Nothing is Original

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.”
Directing (via Christine)

October 22nd, 2008

HoorayMovies

Ben Brown is one of the guys I’ve been reading the longest, before the word blog even existed I believe. I keep reading because he’s funny, the original Internet Rockstar, builds cool stuff and believes in ideas like this :

I still believe in this oldskool way of launching sites, and I still believe a little website run by people who really care can be just as good as a website funded with tons of easy-to-spend cash. Thanks in advance for helping us out!—HoorayMovies.com Launched!

So check HoorayMoovies.

October 20th, 2008