Saturday, 7 February 2009

Conquering the skies

Of interest to those deiselpunks amongst you, the British Broadcasting Corporation had recently put together this short film concerning the pioneering builders of those buildings which came to represent modernity and have become a mainstay of any modern city - the skyscraper.

Given that I suffer from vertigo, I have great admiration for those brave souls who worked on their construction with little thought to the death-defying tasks to which they dedicated themselves.

To say nothing of what the pioneers of cinematic comedy put themselves through!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Iron Sky

The genius which flowed from Finland in the form of Starwreck continues unbounded. Now, rather than the Star Trek fondly and lovingly being parodied, they have Nazis firmly in their sights, the premise being that Nazis went to the moon in 1945, and have been building and biding their time, only to return in 2018, production is in full swing, and the team are in hyper-marketing-and-funding drive.

This is by no means a student movie! The production team includes the producer of Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Tero Kaukomaa, and best-selling author Johanna Sinisalo, so PLEASE visit their site, help if you can, buy the t-shirt, listen and watch the Signal (presented by the stunning Mariel Mettälä) and be part of what looks like being a phenomenal piece of work.

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