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Real Virtual Business

“You know the winds have officially shifted when Goldman Sachs estimates that the VR market could be worth $80.0 billion within a decade” – Gaurav S. Iyer from Profit Confidential. Virtual Reality is Real and so is it’s potential for business. With specialized VR app stores and image stores for panoramic stock images Virtual Reality is opening […]

People On A Sunday (1929)

  People on a Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) is a 1929 German silent film, directed by Curt and Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer and Fred Zinnemann as adapted from a screenplay by Billy Wilder. This film became extremely influential as the first independent film ever made. Despite being made by amateurs it is a pivotal film not only in […]

Film Noir

Noir Narration     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mosley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekiel_%22Easy%22_Rawlins   Sidney Poitier as detective Virgil Tibbs. Photograph: Allstar Two men, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, changed the situation of black actors the world over when they became Hollywood stars in the 1950s, liberating African-Americans from subservient roles as Uncle Toms and comic servants. Both were tall and handsome, […]

The Good The Bad And Ed Wood

  It seems like cult films continuously shift the borders between what is considered good or bad filmmaking, take for example Ed Wood’s case where ‘bad’ became ‘good’. A few years ago I had the pleasure of being introduced to one of the worst directors by the means of Tim Burton’s fantastical biography, Ed Wood (1994). This comedy-drama […]

La Jetée, an Imaginary Film

What a relief to watch a masterpiece. I’m referring to the 1962 French science fiction film by Chris Marker, La Jetée. Although this is only a short film, constructed almost entirely from still photos, it nevertheless tells a story with intense conviction and is in my opinion masterfully done. The story of La Jetée is set in post- […]

Infinite Film Noir

      “[Film Noir] is still and silent. The pure black screen has tiny pinpricks of white trying to break through. The central character is thinking. He is thinking about all the bad things that have happened to him. He is not happy. He knows that shit happens, but why did it have to […]