September 19, 2018

Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955)

"Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji (血槍富士 Chiyari Fuji) is a 1955 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Tomu Uchida. It is a 'gruelling cruel tale' from the Edo period. Daisuke Katō won the 1956 Blue Ribbon Award for best supporting actor."

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Gang Signs - So Long

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September 18, 2018

Soap opera effect

"Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson, two directors known for their meticulous filmmaking styles, have joined forces against motion smoothing, that effect TV manufacturers think gives a clearer picture, but that only makes movies and shows look odd to anyone paying attention."

Motion smoothing, also known as the “soap opera effect” or “motion interpolation” is a high-def television set’s way of adding artificial frames to a moving image to, theoretically, make it look crisper by reducing the natural blurring effect that occurs when motion is shot at 24 frames per second (the industry standard for most movies, unless you’re Ang Lee ). This works great for watching any sports game where people and balls tend to move pretty fast and be difficult for the eye to follow, but when it comes to film, which is shot especially so that the human eye can see what’s going on, motion smoothing is a plague. Basically, if the effect is turned on (most of the time it’s the default setting on a new set), your TV will guess at what comes between two frames of an image, which results in ghostly distortions around people’s bodies and a general flattening of the picture that makes it look like a car commercial, or, even worse, British TV.
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Fourth wall

"I think New York is one of those cities where, whatever your ambition is, you can look around and instantly see someone achieving that dream, often at a level that you never even knew was possible. That experience can be dispiriting, but also extremely inspiring, and that’s part of what I was trying to capture."

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Jungle - Time

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September 17, 2018

Sleuth (1972)

"Sleuth is a 1972 British-American mystery thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. The screenplay by playwright Anthony Shaffer was based on his 1970 Tony Award-winning play. Both Olivier and Caine were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances."

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Ellie Goulding - Dead In The Water

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September 16, 2018

PBS - Napoleon: About Napoleon - Ep. 1 To Destiny

"Episode I recounts the story of Napoleon's extraordinary rise from Corsican obscurity to the victories in Italy that made him a hero to the French people and convinced him that he was destined for greatness. It also tells of his love for Josephine Beauharnais, a woman of extravagant habits and tastes, who did not at first return his passionate affection."

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William Vincent Wallace - The Amber Witch Overture

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September 15, 2018

Stevie and Chrissie (2017) | 60 Minutes Australia

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Sofi Tukker & Pabllo Vittar - Energia (Parte 2)

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September 13, 2018

A Future Art-Deco Classic - Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Aerolithe Flyback Chronograph

"Today we take a first look at the amazing innovations of the Swiss brand Parmigiani Fleurier. We also review a very cool automatic chronograph inspired by the (almost mythical) Bugatti Aerolithe. This very unique Art Deco styled watch not only contains an in-house movement but is also a flyback chronograph. It seamlessly blends the elegance of the 1930s iconic car with a modern twist constructed with cutting edge contemporary laser engraving for flawless results."

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Statues of Sinking Men - Sinking

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September 12, 2018

F-15 Strike Eagle Pilots Talk BS While Aerial Refueling

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NoMan - Barbarian

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September 11, 2018

Ethan Hawke Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ

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Silk City, Dua Lipa - Electricity

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September 10, 2018

Hugh Grant Reviews His Most Iconic Movie Roles | GQ

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Jungle - House in LA

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