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Toys in the Attic

Toys coming alive when we aren’t looking can be a great starting point for a story. Here is a wonderful stop motion movie from Poland in the 1930’s. I would place this somewhere between Henry Selick and the seriously weird … Continue reading

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Portraits: A Short Study

2Blowhards has an interesting post on Portrait Artists over the last 200 years. Go check it out. This is not one of them. Francis Bacon’s “Study For A Self-Portrait (Triptych).”

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Three Meditations on Melancholy

The section “Qui sedes ad dexteram patris” from Bach’s Mass in B minor has always seemed like the sonic version of melancholy to me. Here is a clip from YouTube I have to confess that I did not realize the … Continue reading

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Good News on the Remake Front

I read that Universal is making a prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing, one of my favorite horror movies. As a juicy reminder of the fun, here’s one of my favorite scenes (not for the squeamish). “Runaway Alien Head”

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An untold story. Something Sweet.

From the artist Ria Brodell. Visit her website and check out more of these images. For a short interview with Ria, visit Deep Glamour.

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Not a man of parts, but layers…

From Waldo Lee, via Street Anatomy. Check out more of Waldo’s stuff here.

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Creepy-Girl Art

If you’ve been missing images of creepy girls, check out David Ho’s website here. A couple of samples: And Or

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If Only Jim Had Spoken to Hayao

I don’t want to write down any spoilers for Avatar, but I left wishing that James Cameron had spoken to Hayao Miyazaki about creating conflict without making someone an out-and-out bad guy. I thought of Princess Mononoke, with a theme … Continue reading

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What if…

… the kodama from Princess Mononoke went to work for the tobacco industry after the forrest spirit was slain? From Who Killed Bambi?

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Just Wow

Check out these glass microbiology sculptures by Luke Jerram. Scary beautiful. (ht: Street Anatomy). The object on the left is the smallpox virus, HIV is on the right, and something of Luke’s devising is in the middle. In fact, check … Continue reading

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