Sunday, November 30, 2014

Super Flamands - How Would Superheroes Have Looked in the 16th Century?

Posted by Dovas on BoredPanda
November 17, 2014

French photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a quirky photo series that perfectly expresses the timeless quality of some of our favorite superheroes and villains – by re-imagining them as 16th-century Flemish portrait models.

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? 
What if the Hulk was a Duke? 
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? 

Goldberger — known best perhaps for his superhero photos of his grandmother — set out to answer these questions about two years ago. 24 months later, with the help of about 110 people, he managed it.

One of the most striking things about the “Super Flamands” photo series, other than the brilliant idea itself, is the fact that it isn’t Photoshopped (though we aren’t sure about Yoda). Those super-hero costumes, which manage to stay faithful both to the hero and to the historical period, are real, and so are the heroic look-alike models wearing them. Judging by the credits for the project and by Goldberger’s photos of the exhibit, this was a massive undertaking!

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... including Boba Fett and Storm Troopers.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Disney Parks After Dark: Holiday Wall Papers

Here are eight holiday themed shots from the Disney Parks Blog photography series, “Disney Parks After Dark” re-framed as desk-top wall papers.

Disney Parks After Dark is a series of photos that the blog usually posts on Thursday evenings. The series began in July 12, 2012 taking inspiration from a 1962 Wonderful World of Disney episode titled “Disneyland After Dark” in which Walt Disney hosted a look at events around the park after the sun set and the lights come up.

These were composed for no greater reason than the same as drove the creation of desk-top wall papers featuring the blog’s banner headers — which is, I wanted something pretty on my computer screen.

Happy holidays.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


The Boxtrolls [PG] - Animation, Adventure, Comedy
September 26, 2014 - Focus Features
Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Grade B+
Up-graded from B

Par: Art direction (Curt Enderie).
+1: Stop motion animation (Laika Entertainment).
Par: Story.
Par: Trolls wearing boxes.
Par: Cheese obsessions.

Bonus: Behind the scenes sequence in credits.

In a World…

In a World… [R] - Comedy
August 9, 2013 - Roadside Attractions
Directed by Lake Bell

viewed on Netflix

Grade B-
Up-graded from C

+1: Cast including Lake Bell (Carol) and Ken Marino (Gustav).
Par: Story (Lake Bell).
-1: “B” story about infidelity.
+1: Voice actor industry talk.
+1: “Amazon Games” trailer.