Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Atomic Café

"The Atomic Café is an acclaimed documentary film about the beginnings of the era of nuclear warfare, created from a broad range of archival of film from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s - including newsreel clips, television news footage, U.S. government-produced films (including military training films), advertisements, television and radio programs. News footage reflected the prevailing understandings of the media and public.

The film was produced over a five-year period through the collaborative efforts of three directors: Jayne Loader, and brothers Kevin and Pierce Rafferty. The filmmakers opted to not use narration and instead they deploy carefully constructed sequences of film clips to make their points. The soundtrack utilizes atomic-themed songs from the Cold War-era to underscore the themes of the film.

Though the topic of atomic holocaust is a grave matter, the film approaches it with black humor. Much of the humor derives from the modern audience's reaction to the old training films, such as the Duck and Cover film shown in schools.

The film was released in April 1982. Its release coincided with a peak in the international disarmament movement, and the film received much wider distribution than was the norm for politically-oriented documentaries. It rapidly became a cult classic, and greatly influenced documentary filmmaking." Wikipedia

Friday, May 23, 2008


Animal Collective                                                         directed by Timothy Saccenti

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Germs and You

Run! Run for your lives before the germs get you, too!

via Neatorama

David Lynch: Lumière et compagnie

"Lumière and Company is a 1995 movie where more than 40 directors were invited to make a short film using the Lumière brothers' original cinématographe hand-cranked camera invented in the 1890s. Each short had to be less than 52 seconds long without synchronized sound and be made in fewer than three takes. All editing, of course, wa done in-camera. The final cut included works by Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, John Boorman, Merchant & Ivory, and many others. Here is David Lynch's contribution to the project." Boing Boing

via Hugo Strikes Back!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wonder Sauna Hot Pants

Look Better-Feel Better-Wake Up Your Body

via Martin Klasch

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


An ambiguous animation painted on public walls.
Made in Buenos Aires and Baden by Blu.

via Laughing Squid

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Beastie Boys                                                                       directed by Spike Jonze

Sunday, May 4, 2008

the Skelewags - Urban Art

by Chewie                                        [under construction]