Stanley Kubrick Week
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
I love this so much!Source: moviesincolor
The complete soundtrack to the greatest musical never made, featuring King Missle’s John S. Hall as the voice of HAL9000.
A rock opera based on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
BROADWAY BLOTTO as Dr. Heywood Floyd
BENJAMIN B as Man-Ape/Russian Scientist/Dr. Kaminsky
JOHN S. HALL as HAL 9000
ANNE KADROVICH as Alien 1
JAMES KOCHALKA as Dr. Frank Poole
ROB LICHTER as Moonwatcher/Dave Bowman/Star Child
RUSSELL LICHTER as One Ear/Dr. Hunter
MARY ELLEN MASON as Alien 2
JOY RAY as Alien 3
JOHN SINGLETON as The Monolith
TONY WOLF as Man-Ape/Russian Scientist/Dr. Kimble
It’s 2AM on a chilly mid-October evening in 2003 and I am spraying three of my friends with a garden hose while they scream at each other and fight on the muddy, trodden mess that was, hours prior, my mother’s impeccably-kept front lawn. The night is going very well. We are 15 months into…
The closest I’ll ever get to being Brad Pitt is my (barely competent) approximation of his voice in this “Se7en” parody! Enjoy!
“Se7en Deadly Smurfs” a spoof of the David Fincher movie Se7en from the upcoming PB&J Comedy Podcast episode #7 “PB&J Do Crime”.
Detective Mills and Somerset have captured the Serial Smurf Killer, Gargamel. But has he completed his masterpiece? And at what horrific cost?!
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Internet Pirates everywhere just became extremely aroused.
American and Israeli researchers have used twisted vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin. This technique is likely to be used in the next few years to vastly increase the throughput of both wireless and fiber-optic networks.
These twisted signals use orbital angular momentum (OAM) to cram much more data into a single stream. In current state-of-the-art transmission protocols (WiFi, LTE, COFDM), we only modulate the spin angular momentum (SAM) of radio waves, not the OAM. If you picture the Earth, SAM is our planet spinning on its axis, while OAM is our movement around the Sun. Basically, the breakthrough here is that researchers have created a wireless network protocol that uses both OAM and SAM.
In this case, Alan Willner and fellow researchers from the University of Southern California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Tel Aviv University, twisted together eight ~300Gbps visible light data streams using OAM. Each of the eight beams has a different level of OAM twist. The beams are bundled into two groups of four, which are passed through different polarization filters. One bundle of four is transmitted as a thin stream, like a screw thread, while the other four are transmitted around the outside, like a sheathe. The beam is then transmitted over open space (just one meter in this case), and untwisted and processed by the receiving end. 2.5 terabits per second is equivalent to 320 gigabytes per second, or around seven full Blu-ray movies per second.
This huge achievement comes just a few months after Bo Thide finally proved that OAM is actually possible.
(via npr)Source: kateoplis
From a conversation I had last night with Brett about if there had been a Justice League movie instead of The Avengers…
Also, on the subject of things very tangentially related to comic books, I watched Creepshow with Brett while I did the pencil stuff for this. That movie is fucking awesome.
Ah, the Doug Field scene. It was so hard to shoot this because we’d be in the middle of a good take, and some bystander would turn the corner, look directly at the camera, and awkwardly get out of the shot!
Freaks Nerds & Romantics - Clip #8 “Quarter-Life Crisis”.
Jim Shearer’s character Doug Field is based on my boss when I interned at The Metro Channel’s in the early 2000’s. Young, cool and a little bit dorky - Lucy (Jamie Frevele) looks to Doug for guidance while she writes her article of which the movie is named after.
“The quintessential quarter-life crisis”. This evolved into what ultimately became the main theme of the movie. “Now they’ve got to figure out - what can I keep? what can I get rid of? and grow up.”
This scene was added in the script when Lucy’s character was changed to become the glue that linked the movie together. While filming the movie, punk legend Joe Strummer of The Clash had passed away. This mural by graffiti artist Zephyr and Dr. Revolt was created in the Spring of 2003. It can be found on the wall of the Niagara Bar on Avenue A in the East Village.
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