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PressPausePlay: Asking Hard Questions about the Digital Revolution

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PressPausePlay: Asking Hard Questions about the Digital Revolution

PressPausePlay takes a probing look at the current digital landscape and our place in its past and future and asks some hard questions along the way.

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November 28, 2011

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Art, Film, Music

Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

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Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

Watching Peter Falk's performance in Wings of Desire is one of the many reasons I come back to the film. I remember being so impressed with the idea of Falk playing himself as a fallen angel who happens to meet another fallen angel while filming and [...]

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July 4, 2011

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Culture, Entertainment, Film

Robert Altman’s Quintet

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Robert Altman’s Quintet

Like most of my favorite films, Quintet bombed at the box office. Its thoroughly depressing landscape and subject matter, not to mention its experimental look and slow pace were perhaps not what viewers were expecting.

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June 1, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Inspiration

Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

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Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

Beach House's video for their track 'Walk in the Park' is at least to me a perfect example of low budget success. It has enough heart to make up for its shortcomings, if indeed there are any.

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May 25, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Music Videos

The Thing and the Test of Time

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The Thing and the Test of Time

As a designer, I'm interested in longevity. Like many, I focus on timeless qualities and I find them everywhere, film itself being a particularly rich field. 'The Thing' has an uncanny dedication to minimalism, so much so that it becomes almost a sil [...]

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May 10, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Minimalism

Christian Marclay: The Clock

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Christian Marclay: The Clock

The Clock is Christian Marclay's magnum opus. A 24 hour film consisting of cut up images of clocks, watches, and references to time painstakingly lifted from thousands of films and edited to play in real time [...]

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April 12, 2011

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Artists, Culture, Film

The Photography of Noah Bernstein-Hanley

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The Photography of Noah Bernstein-Hanley

Our good friend, Noah Bernstein-Hanley, who's also the main copywriter for Nueva Forma, recently dropped off a roll of lomography film to us. He shot this particular roll with us during one of our late-night photo excursions at the PDX international [...]

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November 30, 2010

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Film, Inspiration, Photography

Colors in A Single Man

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Colors in A Single Man

Last fall, Tom Ford made his directorial debut with A Single Man. Every grainy scene is beyond gorgeous. Aside from the stunning mid-century modern fashion and production design (by the same team that designed Mad Men), Ford uses color as an instrume [...]

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October 26, 2010

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Color, Film, fashion

Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

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Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

Renaud Hallée is an experimental filmmaker and audiovisual composer from Montreal. His short animation Sonar is a rhythmic cycle that evolves into a complex soundscape using its own logic and language -- and was made entirely in Flash.

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October 14, 2010

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Curated, Film, Motion Graphics

Screwball Comedy and the Hays Code

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Screwball Comedy and the Hays Code

For the most part, the Hays Code was basically of a set of 'morals' for filmmakers and the major studios to follow. But writers and filmmakers who had to work within the Hays Code found a secret goldmine in these new restrictions. They found it in t [...]

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September 9, 2010

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Culture, Entertainment, Film

Tron 2 (2010 Comic-Con Trailer)

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Tron 2 (2010 Comic-Con Trailer)

As we draw closer and closer to the release date of the new Tron sequel, these previews keep revealing more and more details about just how epic this movie promises to be [...]

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July 22, 2010

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The American

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The American

Really digging this poster (designed by Paul Wilson) for the film The American, which is directed by Anton Corbijn and stars George Clooney. The trailer hints at some gorgeous cinematography and a seductive story about romance and assassins.

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July 2, 2010

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Design, Film, posters