Technology is a Sacrifice
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Lego Tron

By admin (when...  17/09/2009 @ 11:02:10, Where Films, linked 866 times)

The Tron light cycles were so cool when they hit the big screen back in 1982, and they still look cool even now, some 27 years later. Lego was cool too, and this guy combined the two , check out his Flickr collection via the link below.

Lego Light Cycles on Flickr.


By admin (when...  21/08/2009 @ 14:05:43, Where Films, linked 1642 times)

This one is a strange story. Many years ago I saw a great film called Static. I was only a kid at the time, but it left quite an impression on me. For years I tried to track it down, but unfortunately I was convinced the director was a certain Alex Cox. It was a simple mistake to make, seeing that Channel 4 was broadcasting Static as part of a series of cult films, all chosen and presented by cult director Alex Cox (he gave us the wonderful Repo Man, more about that film in another post). Yesterday I was trawling the internet trying to take my mind off the unbelievable heat that Italy is just so good at when I thought I'd try yet again to find Static. Thanks to wikipedia I quickly discovered that Static was not an Alex Cox film, and after some more hunting I discovered that it was in fact the very first feature-length film by none other than Mark Romanek.

Now here is a director who started small, and then made it big. After Static he got into directing musical videos, and would you imagine that, he directed Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and "The Perfect Drug", as well as Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt". Weirdly enough he also directed Michael and Janet Jackson in "Scream", reputedly the most expensive music video ever made. One thing I never knew though was that Romanek was also responsible for another of my favourite films: "One Hour Photo", beautifully shot and starring Robin Williams as a very convincing psychopath.

Back to Static, the story revolves around a young man who, driven be the desire to get in touch with his deceased parents, comes up with a special television-like device that shows images of heaven. Unfortunately only he can see the images, everyone else sees just static. The film features music by English seminal band The The. The lead role is played by Keith Gordon, who starred in another of my favourite films, "Christine".

The man...

The car...

So, I found the film info, and I'm a happy bunny, right? Nope, Romanek has all but disowned Static, and it's never been released on DVD. I'll be trawling the torrents for this one, as it can't be bought for love nor money.
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