this video essay by Tony Zhou about filmmaker and animator Satoshi Kon (h/t Robin Sloan on Snarkmarket).
First off, Zhou’s piece is absolutely wonderful.
One thing I find particularly fascinating is when you’re shown the original scene and a scene inspired by it — e.g. Inception and Black Swan.
The documentary “
Jodorowsky’s Dune,” which I watched last weekend thanks to Sandro Mairata, offers similar examples in the context of science fiction, which are mentioned near the end of the trailer (1:42) — e.g. Alien, Blade Runner and The Matrix.
It also reminds me of “
The 19th Century Painting That Most Blockbuster Movie Posters Are Based On.”
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich (Courtesy Wikipedia)
It would be awesome to have a tool that maps the genealogy of visual imagery. Maybe something to incorporate into the
Tell me: What are some other works that reveal the visual inspiration of a painting or a movie scene?
This piece is based on my comment on Robin’s Snarkmarket post.
I’m here in Phoenix for the first-ever
News Foo camp (what’s a Foo Camp?). I’ve pitched two sessions for this afternoon based on ideas I’ve been thinking about lately:
I’ve been meaning to write about these once the ideas are baked a little bit more, so stay tuned for more details.
Looking at what Gazette Communications in Iowa is doing.
BarCamp NewsInnovation Miami is today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Anokha in Coconut Grove (or the Mayfair Hotel). I just feel like shouting: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
For past coverage of other NewsInnovation events:
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