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Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies

Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies (via BoingBoing)

Walt Disney Treasures to Continue

Walt Disney Treasures to Continue: Talking of Disney… It looks like they’re not going to stop the Disney Treasures DVD series after all. The next wave, released in December, will include “Disneyland: Stories, Secrets, and Magic”, “Chronological Donald: Volume 3″, and “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit”. Interestingly, Oswald and Disneyland were originally scheduled to be released as part of the new Disney Legacy Collection, but have since been removed from the official site. There’s no sign of the elusive Disney/Dali “Destino” DVD now either — it too has been removed from the Legacy site.

Kermode on Meet the Robinsons

Meet the Robinsons

I’m a great fan of the film critic Mark Kermode and, for the most part, respect his judgement, however I did have to cringe while hearing him review the Disney (not Pixar) flick Meet the Robinsons in his latest podcast straight after reading the comments on this blog entry at Blackwing Diaries — yes, he mentions the “seven writers”. As Jenny says, it’s not unusual for many storyboard artists to be involved in “writing” a film, what is unusual is that they get all their deserved credit at the beginning of the film.

To his credit the rest of the review sounded quite fair. He also brought to my attention the “3-D glasses” version of the movie — after seeing what Disney can do with Mickey’s Philharmagic I’d really love to see that!

Disney release another butchered/remastered DVD

The current trend in digital remastering of animated classics has seen another DVNR casualty. Cartoon Brew asks is “the new Peter Pan DVD ruined?

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With Nicholas Cage as the Sorcerer. Seriously, could they not think of a worse idea?

Kevin Smith’s Top Ten Films of 2006

Kevin Smith’s top ten films of 2006: Isn’t it a little narcissistic to include your own movie in your top ten list? (via Kottke)

Observations on film art and Film Art

Observations on film art and Film Art: A great blog for film students and movie lovers by the renowned film studies text-book authors Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell.

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III: An interesting read for Star Wars fans. “If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels…” (via Kottke)

Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen

Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen: A great audio interview with the man behind Borat, Ali G and Bruno. What makes this especially interesting is that it’s not often you hear Sacha Baron Cohen as himself. (via PidgeonBlog)

Saul Bass: The Hollywood Connection

North by Northwest titles

The Skirball Cultural Center in LA is currently hosting an exhibition of Saul Bass’ film-based work until April 1st. I missed the show at the Design Museum in London a couple of years ago and kicked myself that I did. If you’re near to the sunny part of California it might be worth taking a look.