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June 2009 Articles (52)

NOIR - The Maltese Falcon (1941)

While Sam Spade is investigating the murder of his partner, he finds himself surrounded by a host of strange characters all after one thing - a statue of a falcon reputed to contain priceless… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 8, 2009 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

THE FUTURE: Video-Telephones (1970's)

A wonderfully quirky retro British film on the future of telephones and… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

THE FUTURE: Disney's House of the Future (Part 2)

This promotional video from Disneyland shows just how far we've come in a little more than 50… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

THE FUTURE: Disney's House of the Future (Part 1)

This promotional video from Disneyland shows just how far we've come in a little more than 50 years. Disneyland is set to unveil a new 'House of the Future" this May in partnership with Microsoft and… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 6, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

THE FUTURE: The Astounding World of the Future!

Starting a new Dieselpunk series of "What will the world be like IN THE FUTURE" is the NY Comedy Film Festival's award-winning short, The Astounding World of the Future by Scott Dikkers. Feel free to chip in your own visions of what you thought the world would have been like in the FAR OFF YEAR 2000!



The Astounding World of the Future

Written and Directed by Scott Dikkers




BEST SHORT FILM - New York Comedy Film Festival



OFFICIAL… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 5, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Music of the War Years

This Friday begins the weekend-long remembrance of World War II in historical Cape May, New Jersey.



Music of the War Years

Along with the fairs, tours of the battlements, and demonstrations by WWII veterans, the Inn of Cape May (7 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ) will be hosting a live show called "Music of the War Years" showcasing the musical styles popular during the second World War.

The show starts at 7:30pm tonite and I'll be attending if anyone is interested in a meet… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 5, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

INTERVIEW - Keith Thompson, Mechnical Art Genius

Keith Thompson

Mechnical Art Genius

www.keiththompsonart.com



Interview Friday is back with freelance artist, Keith Thompson. Keith's work has been featured around the net and in major video games, such as the dieselpunk FPS/RTS Iron Grip from IsoTX.…



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Added by Tome Wilson on June 5, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

When brass meets talent - The US Army Brass Quintet

A clip from the US Army Brass Quintet's performance of Flight of the Bumble Bee, live on Independence Day 2008 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.





That would be Harry Watters on the trombone if you're… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 4, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

The Phillips Machine - A hydraulic-based financial modeling computer, circa 1949

These days, when you attempt to visualize a dynamic model, you punch the figures into a spreadsheet or work flow program and *bing* out comes a floating 3D model of those numbers in real time.



Back in 1949 though, some genius engineers got together and built one of those models using the tools of the time, water pressure, metal, and elbow grease.…



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Added by Tome Wilson on June 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Noir Review - Out of the Past

A MAN - Trying to run away from his past... A WOMAN - Trying to escape her future!



Robert Mitchum plays Jeff Bailey, a PI who lets his heart get him into trouble with a dangerous man and a two-timing dame. Years later, the man catches up with Jeff for one last job.



If you want a solid, hard boiled noir flick, 1943's Out of the Past is the top shelf goods.



My personal… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 2, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

In case of time travel

We have a lot of really smart people hanging out on Dieselpunks.org



In case any of you successfully build a time machine, print this out and keep it in your pocket. You never know when it might come in handy.…



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Added by Tome Wilson on June 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Retroatelier - Photographer of yesteryears

The Retroatelier studio specializes in the distinct photography styles of the Art Nouveau (1890 - 1910) - Pin-Up (1950 - 1960) eras. Their shots are very warm, and spot on in regards to the poses, fashions, and film styles they mimic so dearly.







Check out their portfolio… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on June 1, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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