Great infographic from BFI, and very relevant for those of us nearing the end of the TCM/Ball State online film noir course. Look for more posts from me about that course and the films I’ve watched for it. Click through to see the full (very long, very worthwhile) infographic.
I ran across these gorgeous images of Miyazaki films reimagined as woodcuts by Bill Mudron, inspired by woodcut artist Kawase Hasui. These are my favorites, but check out more over at Boing Boing.
I always love XKCD, but when it’s movie-related, it’s even better!
Alt text: “At the boundary between each zone, stories blend together. Somewhere in the New Mexico desert, the Roadrunner is pursued by a tireless Anton Chigurh.” <--- I would 100% watch that.
I usually don’t post too much about the Oscars, but these pie chart breakdowns of the Best Picture nominees are pretty funny (I’m sure I would think they were even funnier if I’d seen any of the movies!). Also, I need to post more image posts to get the really old Criterion ones out of the sidebar. :)
See the rest of this set of pie charts by Jesse David Fox over at Vulture.
January Criterions have been announced! Most exciting one to me is another addition to their collection of Preston Sturges films, with The Palm Beach Story. I can’t rank this one quite as high as Sullivan’s Travels or The Lady Eve, but it’s close on their heels in terms of straight-up zany fun. I’m so glad to see Criterion release a Hollywood classic like this just about every month.
Also releasing: Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg (an excellent and evocative film I’d love to own in a Criterion edition), Werner Rainer Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénega, which I’ll admit I’ve never heard of. What Criterions are going on your wishlist for January?