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Xtranormal Videos of Best Picture Nominees

You may have seen the Geico commercials with the weird bears “or dogs or something”. They originated at xtranormal.com, which has multiple options for “actors” that you can put in your “movies”. I took a stab at it using the Oscar Best Picture nominees as my guide. Enjoy!

Winter’s Bone

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Fake Criterion Covers

I’ve done this before, here and here. Some fake Criterion covers… Continue reading

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Great Moments in the Best Picture Nominees, Using Stick Figures

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A Two-Faced Masterpiece: Black Swan

Three years ago, my friend Ryan- a filmmaker- came back from There Will be Blood and noted that he now knew (paraphrasing, but close) “what it was like to witness greatness the way people did in theaters when they saw The Godfather.” I saw the same film and completely agreed with the assessment. This weekend, I saw Darren Aronofsky’s latest, Black Swan. For the first time since seeing There Will Be Blood in the theater, I experienced that same feeling. It was as good as any American film I’ve seen since 2007. And prior to 2007, Black Swan is better than the overwhelming majority that I’d seen since… well, I’m not really sure how far back I’d have to go to find one that was better. I’d have to go back many years. What made it so great?

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Film Interpretations of Various Artists

Photoshop is an absolute blast sometimes. It allows you to entertain yourself for hours. And that’s precisely what I did here- I imported film themes into the artistic styles of various artists like Warhol, Munch, Van Gogh, etc… Be sure to click on any of these to get the full-resolution versions, especially the more horizontal prints.

The Last Supper using only Scorsese characters:

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