At A24’s blog, Foster Kamer explores the history of 1990s movie theater carpeting. There are interviews! “My own version of the Odyssey was the UA Showcase in the late 1990s in the Las Vegas Strip. The memory of the place is hazy (though I remember stumbling out of […]
Spaces has images of sets from Park Chan-wook’s BBC series, The Little Drummer Girl and an interview with set designer Maria Djurkovic. (Thanks, Keith)
Pink Tentacle has a gallery of Gōjin Ishihara’s illustrations for The Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters (1972).
My previous installment for the Gutter, Dharam-Veer, falls into the Fully Fictional sub-genre of Historical Wackadoodle. Today we’ll look at an example of its counterpart: the Real-Ish. These films are part of a grandiose tradition of Hindi films that refer to real events but usually give them musical, […]
At Film School Rejects, “Joe Alves sets the Record Straight on the Supposedly Inoperable Shark of Jaws.”
At Citylab, Elizabeth Yuko writes about how epidemics influenced the design of American bathrooms–and American homes. “This isn’t a linear narrative with clear causation, but rather a convergence of advancements in science, infrastructure, plumbing, sanitation and design trends. The modern bathroom developed alongside outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and […]