I’d like to tell you all a little bit about the magnificent paintings of cinematic classics you’re about to see but unfortunately, I know almost nothing.
Here’s what I do know: The artist seems to be called Massimo Carnevale and…that’s it!
Cinematic trivia utterly fascinates me. It’s mostly what I use the internet for and this little nugget from “Back To The Future: Part II” always impressed me:
“Claudia Wells (Jennifer in “Back To The Future“) was unable to reprise her role as she had stopped acting because her mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Elisabeth Shue was then cast as Jennifer, and all the closing shots of “Back To The Future” were re-shot for the beginning of this film.”
“Back To The Future” and “Back To The Future: Part II” were shot roughly 4 years apart and Michael J. Fox visibly aged a little.
Folks, we didn’t have Youtube while I was growing up but I’m glad we do now because…
Looky here at what I found!
Pixar storyboard Artist Josh Cooley has released a children’s book (Well, sort of) entitled “Movies R Fun” which illustrates the more memorable scenes of some of the greatest films ever made!
Mr. Cooley was the storyboard artist on Pixar’s “Brave”, “Cars”, “The Incredibles” and probably my favourite, “UP” and he runs a blog which you can view by clicking HERE.
Apparently, the entire internet weighs about 1.8 ounces. That’s about the same size as a single strawberry. I think we could slim it down to the size of a single small raspberry if we were to remove every Youtube video featuring cats. I hate cats. They’re sneaky bastards.
One of the more interesting Youtube Channels I’ve recently discovered is “On The Set: Movie Filming Locations”. It has to be organised by a madman. A rich madman who basically visits the sets of his favourite movies and shows how the locations have changed over the years. Unlike a lot of amateur videos on the ‘Tube, this guy makes and edits them very well.
* The Shining:
* The Lost Boys
* Home Alone:
* The Birds:
Just in case you’re incredibly stupid, the direct link to “On Set: The Movie Filming Locations Channel” is HERE. Their Facebook page is pretty useful too. Surprisingly it gets updated pretty regularly and you can find that HERE.
You May Also Be Interested In…
* “Hey Buddy, Did You Just See A Real Bright Light?”
* Photos From The “World War Z” Glasgow Set
* The Artwork Of “A Nightmare On Elm Street”
I found this on the back of a recently bought vinyl copy of “Before The Flood” by Bob (The most bootleged artist in history) Dylan & The Band. I don’t think it appears on the backs of any of the other LPs I own…
I seem to remember similar ads in the 1980′s which threatened JAIL TIME if you taped music from the radio! When I go to the cinema these days and they run an anti-piracy advert before the film, it only serves to remind me of the films that I need to illegally download because they’re not commercially available to buy. If they are available, they’re watered down cuts of the film or edited for violence or something silly like that.
Bob Dylan & The Band’s “Before The Flood” is a live recording from 1974 and it really is amazing! A great companion piece to the record would either be the 1974 bootleg soundboard recordings “Paint the Daytime Black” or “Oakland Flood”, but if you want those you’ll have to download them in an illegal fashion. Here’s the artwork so you know what you’re looking for…
…And from Wikipedia, here’s a copy and paste job (A theft if you will) about “Home Taping Is Killing Music”…
“Home Taping Is Killing Music” was the slogan of a 1980s anti-copyright infringement campaign by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a British music industry trade group. With the rise in cassette recorder popularity, the BPI feared that people being able to record music from the radio onto cassettes would cause a decline in record sales. The logo, consisting of a Jolly Roger formed from the silhouette of a compact cassette, also included the words And It’s Illegal.
The campaign has in recent years had its revival, as the Norwegian branch of IFPI launched a new campaign named Piracy Kills Music. The campaign has exactly the same message, same name and even very similar logos. The campaign won the Norwegian 2008 Gulltaggen award for “Best Internet Strategy” with much controversy.
An early ‘proponent’ of home taping was Malcolm McLaren who was at the time managing the British band Bow Wow Wow. In 1980 the band released their cassette single ”C30, C60, C90 Go” on a cassette that featured a blank other side that the buyer could record their own music on. The band’s record label, EMI, dropped the group shortly afterwards because the single allegedly promoted home taping.