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Scott's Article – August 2010 Archive (7)

Kodak 1922 Color Film Test

BoingBoing.net has posted a youtube video of some very early color motion picture tests.

My favorite comment on the YouTube site was from user BorgEntertainment "Just imagine the guy standing there cranking the camera- changing the world with every… Continue

Added by Scott on August 25, 2010 at 12:55pm — 4 Comments

The Holden Efijy 2005 concept car

Taken from Wikipedia

The Holden Efijy is a concept car created in Australia by Holden. It is based around the iconic Holden FJ, the second model built by Holden. The concept is based on the Chevrolet Corvette floor pan, a 6.0 litre V8 engine with Rootes supercharger putting out 480kW at a little shy of 6500 r.p.m. It rides on an air suspension system that sits down when stopped, and also has electronic instrumentation including a… Continue

Added by Scott on August 17, 2010 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Gasbags - 1941 Watch & Download

"Gasbags" is WWII British comedy staring the Crazy Gang (Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Charlie Naughton and Jimmy Gold). Filmed during the Battle of Britain the story starts with the gang as enlisted men in charge of barrage balloon placement for the Kenningwood section. After they are discovered by their Sgt. Major using their balloon to drum up business for their fish stall they are ordered to remove the balloon from the roof of their shop, but not before a powerful… Continue

Added by Scott on August 16, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

The Fall - 2006, and what kind of car is that?

Since the last movie I suggested, "The Mutant Chronicles", was far from what anybody would consider good. I thought I should post about one my personal favorite films "The Fall". Directed by Tarsem Singh.

Summary from IMDB:

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 6 mythical heroes, the ex-slave, the… Continue

Added by Scott on August 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Constant Payne - Kids show TV pilot

You'll notice immediately the dieselpunk theme of the show during the credits. The story is about a Teenage girl, Constance Payne and her Father Doc Payne.

If you watch it check out the the name of the girls High School.

Here's the summary from the creator Micah Wright.

Constant Payne is an animated pilot created by Micah Wright for Nickelodeon in 2001. It was designed to compete against Toonami on Cartoon Network. The pilot tested well, but never made it to series… Continue

Added by Scott on August 6, 2010 at 10:32pm — 2 Comments

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

Summary from the Denverpost.com

These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in… Continue

Added by Scott on August 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Mutant Chronicles - 2008

The Mutant Chronicles released back in 08... well some say released, others say escaped is a dieselpunk puree of WWI and WWII aesthetics, plus some of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", and Alexander Korda's "Thing's To Come" thrown in for good measure. The movie was shot almost entirely digitally, and looks very similar in color and style to Kerry Conran's "Sky Captain" released four years before.

Is it a good movie? That all depends on how picky you are. It only got 16% on… Continue

Added by Scott on August 4, 2010 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

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