Movie Night Week 10

Star Wars. This film is the reason I wanted to break into the industry. I had amassed a large collection of arthouse and independent films by the time I graduated high school, but Star Wars was one of only two films that I had in nearly every format (VHS, DVD, Laserdisc, but not BetaMax). At…
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Movie Night Week 8

The movie tonight is Wes Anderson’s 2004 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The engineering in this film is a little bit of a punch line, but the film is chock full o’aesthetic. As is the standard for a Wes Anderson feature. I would suggest that this film has the most clearly defined and executed design…
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Movie Night Week 6

The film being screened this week is Jacques Tati’s 1958 Mon Oncle. The film takes a look into the juxtaposition of modern France with old France. My work in my BFA was heavily influenced and inspired by the sound design for this film. Tati was always known for informative expository sound design in otherwise silent…
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Movie Night Week 5

The feature this Monday (2.11) will be Modern Times, a look into the chaos of modern life (as of 1936). Credit – International News Photos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons This film is a silent comedy, it is in black and white, and it features ridiculous machinery that would never actually appear in an industrial…
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Movie Night: Helvetica

Our first movie night will feature Helvetica, a movie about the impact of the most widely-used modern font. Yes, an entire feature-length film about a font. One font. A font which you have to pay to use (unless you have a mac, in which case you are already paying to use it). The film documents…
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