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"Minka" trailer (by Birdling Films)

This is an amazing trailer, for what I hope will be a wonderful film. Quite apart from the fact that it’s partly about traditional Japanese architecture (which I love), the thing I really like about it is that it has a real sense of stillness and quiet which is quite rare in film making now. In some ways, it reminded me of Into Great Silence, a film about a Carthusian monastery.

Thanks to Jeff Ridpath for pointing it out to me!

Posted at 7:36pm and tagged with: architecture, film, beauty,.

So, I was watching The Dark Knight last night (which I rather enjoyed), and we got to the bit where the ‘Bat Bike’ makes it’s appearance. As Superhero vehicles go, I rather like the thing, with its gigantic wheels, but I couldn’t help thinking the Batman made a poor costume decision.

There he was, vrooming along on the Bat Bike, cape fluttering behind him in the slipstream, dangerously close to the unprotected giant rear wheel. Really, did he not pay attention to Edna Mode when she warned of the danger of capes?

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Posted at 10:41am and tagged with: comicbook, film, superhero,.

James commented that a photograph I’d posted reminded him of a short animated film he’d seen. This is that film, and it is one of the most moving and beautiful things I’ve seen in a long time. Have a handkerchief ready when you watch it.

Posted at 11:31am and tagged with: beauty, culture, film,.