Some of you may have seen the video floating around a couple months ago where a little girl pledges her allegiance to the Dark Lord of the Sith in a Disneyland show. If you haven’t click here.
Star Wars and Disney are two of my favorite things and the only time they have collaborated was for the Disney attraction Star Tours. As a kid, I loved this ride so much that I went on it 3x in the span of about an hour.
For those of you who haven’t gotten to either of the Disney parks, the ride centers around a “cruise” to the forest moon of Endor that, well, goes awry. The ride hadn’t been changed or updated at all since before the special editions came out…until now.
Now, the ride has been rennovated with new travel destinations, 3D high-definition screens, and advanced motion simulators. I gotta go back.
To celebrate and launch (pun intended) the re-imagined attraction, Disney has released a promo of none other than Darth Vader visiting Disneyland as he waits for the ride to reopen.
[Jack Nicholson / Stanley Kubrick & Daughter on the set of The Shining]
It’s probably no secret – but I love getting a look at behind the scenes of movies. Being a movie buff and an aspiring filmmaker – I love to see the people behind the camera just as much as the people in front of it. I wore out the special features on the Lord Of The Rings extended discs, and watch every Making-Of featurette that I can. So maybe you can say that I’m obsessed ;).
I love these compiled images of “The Best Of” BTS’s pictures of older movies.
[James Dean / Natalie Wood / director Nicholas Ray on the set of Rebel Without A Cause]
[On the set of Metropolis]
Check out a bunch more BTS pictures after the continuation….
I’ve never heard of John Berkey until I stumbled onto these sweet pics. His wikipedia is very…well…empty for being the man who created the original poster art for the Star Wars Trilogy, but…he does have his own day in Excelsior, MN!
I think what I like about his paintings the best is the architecture. Some of his stuff honestly looks like he painted the whole thing just by looking at it…the attention to detail is crrrraaaaazy! This guy was definitely an out of the box thinker…looking towards the future…and I love people that do that. If you do that? Well, I love you.
Oh, theres plenty more to fulfill all your sci-fi dreams…
Retro poster design has recently started to appear prominently on the internet…and although it has begun trending recently, a number of artists have begun to stick out from the crowd. A few weeks ago, TheseOldColors showcased the retro-style movie poster designs of artist Eric Tan. This week, we turn our attention to the beautiful work of Steve Thomas. His eye-catching “Travel” and “Propaganda” series particularly, perfectly blending pop culture with retro style design. Find him at his website, blog, or on Twitter.
[via Lost at E Minor]
See more after the jump. (more…)
Ross Ching is a filmmaker I’ve been watching for a while. Recently he caught quite a bit of attention online for the video below. The video is exactly 3 minutes long and it is aptly titled “3 Minutes.” It will take you a bit longer to browse through some of the other videos he’s done (link) for bands like Death Cab for Cutie and The Strokes among others. Definitely time well spent.
Making of 3 Minutes: http://rossching.com/3-minutes
I’m about two weeks late for the Mexican holiday of
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), but found these and couldn’t resist.
What better to use as my first post in the Art Realm of These Old Colors?
Star Wars and Mexican art. Perfect.
These pieces are made by one Jose Pulido via his business: Mis Nopales Art: