April 30, 2010


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April 29, 2010

ISBN-10: 3899552784

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International interest in the sophisticated and aesthetic visualization of complex information made Data Flow a bestseller. Today, more and more graphic designers, advertising agencies, motion designers, and artists work in this area. New techniques and forms of expression are being  developed. Consequently, the demand for information on this topic has grown enormously. Data Flow 2 expands the definition of contemporary information graphics. The book features new possibilities for diagrams, maps, and charts. It investigates the visual and intuitive presentation of processes, data, and information. Concrete examples of research and art projects as well as commercial work illuminate how techniques such as simplification, abstraction, metaphor, and dramatization function. The book also includes interviews with experts about the challenges in creating effective information graphics and about the relationship between complexity, clarity, content, and innovation. Offering practical advice, background information, case studies, and inspiration, Data Flow 2 is a valuable reference for anyone working with or interested in information graphics. Because designers the world over work with the visualization of information, Data Flow 2 is available in English, French, and Spanish editions.

i shoot to kill

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The Valley of the Bees

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In a survey of Czech film critics held in 1998, František Vláčil’s film Marketa Lazarová (1967) was voted the best Czech film ever made and its director received a lifetime achievement award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the same year. It may seem surprising therefore that neither the film nor its director have had a significant presence in general histories of the cinema. The Valley of the Bees, released the same year, was made almost back to back with Marketa Lazarová and, unsurprisingly, has a number of features in common.

Originally, the film had been intended to use the sets and costumes from Marketa Lazarová, but the sets were destroyed and this became impossible. Nonetheless, the authentic costumes and wooden implements and textures of the previous film are continued, and even some of the actors from Marketa Lazarová appear, (Michal Kožuch, who played Lazar, appears as Father Blasius and Zdeněk Kryzánek, who played, Pivo, appears as Ondřej’s father). The film was made very quickly in the spring of 1967, clearly drawing on the extended experience of the earlier film. It was actually completed before Marketa Lazarová was finally finished, although it was not released until the following year during the Prague Spring. Subsequent to the Russian invasion, its theme based on the struggle with dogmatism was given a political interpretation (i.e. the dominance of a foreign ideology was interpreted as the triumph of Soviet orthodoxy), and its screenings were restricted.

Josef Škvorecký once noted that, in the fifties, under the impact of Socialist Realism, contemporary reality “simply trickled out of the films, and the better directors retreated en masse into the past, both historical and literary” (All the Bright Young Men and Women, p. 35-36). Körner took the same course after difficulties with his first script in the early 1960s. If writers and directors began to use the past as a semi-permitted framework for wider discussion, it was inevitable that audiences would provide their own contemporary applications. Any convinced hardliner, anxious to root out subversion, would eventually search even here. Vláčil’s profound study of the dangers and conflicts engendered by dogmatism, since it could not be seen as a commentary on what actually happened in 1968, was seen as a prediction before the event.

April 28, 2010


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good morning

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Can i trust you?‏ (spam)

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April 26, 2010

good morning

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pusher trilogy

Filed under: film — oood @ 15:54

Writer and director Nicolas Winding Refn made his 1996 feature film debut, PUSHER. This violent, edgy, yet moving cult classic established Refn as an uncompromising filmmaker of great talent and depth. Following PUSHER, Refn returned to the Copenhagen underworld in 2004 with PUSHER II: WITH BLOOD ON MY HANDS, while 2005 saw the release of PUSHER III: I’M THE ANGEL OF DEATH. All three PUSHER films display Refn effortlessly blending moody atmospherics and frenetic action, portraying his characters with a depth and confidence belying his years. Though each film can be appreciated independently of the other two, Refn subtly interweaves these three tales so that a minor character in one film moves to the fore to become the central character of the next. The resulting trilogy stands as a masterful reinvention of international crime cinema, as poignantly human as it is brutally and viscerally realized. The PUSHER TRILOGY reveals the humanity in even the most violent criminals and how every pusher–no matter what his status–is only one bad deal away from total ruin.


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