Be aware when planning your vacation.
Be aware when planning your vacation.
Important late-night questions.
Raisin sale, y’all.
This person typed these two sentences, presumably looked at them, and said “I have no problem with this, I think that is a perfectly rational and consistent statement to make,” and moved on. Incredible.
Comic Cover Monday: What If…? Vol.1 No.9 - What If The Avengers Had Fought Evil During the 1950s?
A Kirbs and Joey Sins joint.
Remembering Ray Harryhausen, 1920 — 2013
Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Landis and the UK’s own Nick Park have cited Harryhausen as being the man whose work inspired their own creations.“Ray has been a great inspiration to us all in special visual industry. The art of his earlier films, which most of us grew up on, inspired us so much.” “Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no STAR WARS.”George Lucas
“THE LORD OF THE RINGS is my ‘Ray Harryhausen movie’. Without his life-long love of his wondrous images and storytelling it would never have been made — not by me at least.”
“In my mind he will always be the king of stop-motion animation.”
“His legacy of course is in good hands. Because it’s carried in the DNA of so many film fans.”
“You know I’m always saying to the guys that I work with now on computer graphics “do it like Ray Harryhausen.”
“What we do now digitally with computers, Ray did digitally long before but without computers. Only with his digits.”
“His patience, his endurance have inspired so many of us.”
“Ray, your inspiration goes with us forever.”
“I think all of us who are practioners in the arts of science fiction and fantasy movies now all feel that we’re standing on the shoulders of a giant. If not for Ray’s contribution to the collective dreamscape, we wouldn’t be who we are.”
The Harryhausen Chronicles documentary, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, covers much of his work with some great close-ups of his puppets and lots of advice from the master himself. In the introduction Ray Harryhausen says: “Fantasy is a dream world and I don’t think you want it quite real. You want an interpretation and stop motion gives it an added value that you can’t catch if you try to make it too real.”
The Harryhausen Chronicles in six parts combined with a YouTube playlist.
Experimenting with clay as a kid and trying to make skeletons with swords and a cyclops and medusa while other kids made flowers and racecars. Watching Jason and Argonauts over and over and over again because we shared a name, obviously, but also because of the magnitude of Talos.
RIP, Ray Harryhausen. One of Hollywood’s greatest innovators.
Skinny shaming is a thing.
Things no one has said to me in the last 8 months.
“I think people are gonna notice check-ins with previous genre pictures like ‘Lethal Weapon’ just in terms of my style…” He adds that he was able to craft Tony Stark and Don Cheadle’s James “Rhodey” Rhodes into his own Riggs and Murtaugh-esque regular joe action hero types. He says:
“The great fun was to add the touches that mark it as being about a guy who is as effective and interesting, and in some ways as deadly, outside of a suit of armor as he is within it. Those portions of the movie, when Tony’s on his own and Rhodey’s walking around in a polo shirt with a gun, were fun for me.”
From Shane Black himself…I guess I wasn’t reaching (link).
New theory: The Mandarin reveal was a through-the-looking-glass homage/redemption of Last Action Hero.
alittlefurtheroutoftheway asked: re: Iron Man 3 - he couldn't get the other armours out of their underground storage thingy until the workmen had cleared the rubble from above the big hatch thing. He checks with Jarvis a couple times through the movie. Not as obvious as it could have been, but it was definitely thought of and addressed.
I thought he was checking to see if the M47 was ready.
danhacker said: I’m pretty much with you. I loved the stuff with Tony and the kid,but why spend so much time working on the MK 47 if he could control 40 other armors remotely. The ending where Pepper is cured and his heart is fixed was a little too convenient.
Tony and the kid was the best part of the movie. Another thing that I kept thinking about was how similar it was to past Shane Black creations. The Downey/Cheadle relationship had a very Riggs/Murtaugh feel to it. And although Black only wrote the story for Lethal Weapon II, the dock finale had its share of similarities as well. And the stilt house being pulled down was kind of Stark’s home being destroyed-ish. And didn’t Riggs’ house get destroyed by a helicopter in one of the Lethal Weapon flicks? And the Stark/kidnapped scene reminded me of a combination of “The Inventor of Scrabble”/”Touch Me Again And I’ll Kill You” scenes from The Last Boyscout.