Nick Cave and The Museum of Important Shit

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“Nick Cave, the musician best known for his work with The Bad Seeds, was inspired to help create this online museum during the filming of his quasi-autobiographical documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. Cave, along with directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, began thinking about the nature of memorabilia, inspired by his own experience at a Nina Simone performance of yesteryear and a wad of chewing gum.”

More here.

Starring the Computer

Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”

Tim, il Leone e la palla

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Allora, io non amo le ricorrenze, ma per il Tim Burton Day farò un’eccezione. Per celebrare degnamente vi lascio il link a questo meraviglioso video dei migliori momenti di Ed Wood.

E ora ridete: nell’intervista Tim ha detto, a proposito dell’Oscar, “Bald, naked, man” e le maggiori testate italiane hanno tradotto “uomo nudo su una palla”? (corriere, repubblica). Quale sarebbe l’aggettivo? Balled? Il bello è che, non vedendo la famosa palla sotto la statuina dell’Oscar, hanno provato a sistemare con “specie di base circolare”. Traduzione creativa…