Jules: Nobody’s gonna hurt anybody. We’re all gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what’s Fonzie like?… Come on, Yolanda, what’s Fonzie like?! Yolanda: Cool? Jules: What? Yolanda: Cool. Jules: Correctamundo. And that’s what we’re gonna be. We’re gonna be cool.
Heerlijke scène in Pulp Fiction, en goed tegen de stress. Bedankt voor de reminder, Dirk.
We believe that the reason we think all CG (computer graphics) looks bad, is because we only see “bad” CG. Fantastic, beautiful, and wonderfully executed CG is everywhere – you just don’t know it. Truly great visual effects serve story and character – and in doing so are, by their very definition, invisible.
Het eerste en laatste shot van 55 films, naast elkaar.
What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different–both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film.
In het artikelFriend or Foeop Medium vond ik verwoord waarom ik R2D2 intuïtief steeds de sympathiekste van de twee vond.
R2-D2 excels in areas where humans are deficient: deep computation, endurance in extreme conditions, and selfless consciousness. R2-D2 is a computer that compensates for human deficiencies — it shines where humans fail.
C-3PO is the personification of the selfish human — cloying, rules-bound, and despotic. (Don’t forget, C-3PO let Ewoks worship him!) C-3PO is a factotum for human vanity — it engenders the worst human characteristics.
R2-D2 aspires to be a great computer. C-3PO aspires to be a mediocre human. We need great computers, not mediocre humans.