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“ll Capo” (Excerpt) by Yuri Ancarani – NOWNESS on Vimeo

Wordless film from a marble quarry; totally captivating. “ll Capo” (Excerpt) by Yuri Ancarani – NOWNESS on Vimeo on Vimeo

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Boba Fett Mixer

The Susan Komen pink stuff can take a flying leap. I want this mixer in my kitchen! Boba Fett Mixer by tommyfilth on deviantART.

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Pixels by Patrick Jean

Pixels by Patrick Jean – YouTube.

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Criterion’s How-To

Fantastic documentary showing how Criterion creates those magnificent restorations of classic films.   Coolness: Watch how Criterion restores its movies / The Dissolve.

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Teddy Grays Sweet Factory

This is a neat documentary about an old fashioned sweet shop where the old fashioned refers to more than just the sweets.  Ever wonder how they get the letters into blackpool rock?  The surprising answer lies within… via Martin Parr: Teddy Grays Sweet Factory Film on Vimeo.

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Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is memorialized by Scott Tobias, one of my favourite movie reviewers. As this obituary shows, you can fill at least part of the void left by The Great Ebert by checking out the AV Club, where Ebert’s disciples carry on his work. Now, please pardon my indulgence as I break obit form and […]

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TVO | TVO Announces Plan That Looks to Future

When I gave up my TV a few years ago, one of the biggest regrets was that I was also giving up Saturday Night at the Movies. The show and its antecedents were family traditions dating back to my earliest memories – the late Elwy Yost felt like an uncle I got to see once […]

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

These Hamish & Andy guys start out as silly DJ types, then quickly evolve into a surprisingly sensitive look at a sensorially altered life. (Then end with a return to DJ silliness.) Hamish and Andy See No Evil, Hear No Evil – YouTube.

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Ken Burns’ Effect

I find Ken Burns a little grating in interview – his style is very mannered and dramatic – but he’s perfect in this short, wherein the master of the longform biographic movie gets a short film treatment. Ken Burns on Why His Formula for a Great Story Is 1+1=3 – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – […]

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Pixar’s ‘secret’ room

I learned the hard way that there’s no such thing as a Dream Job, and yet I still fantasise about working at Pixar. These guys are just too cool for words. The story of the ‘secret’ room at Pixar, frequented by Steve Jobs and many other celebrities – The Next Web.

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