Archive for the 'Film' Category

Jeremy Clapin

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

If you like French film, animation, absurdism, and a bit of melancholy to boot. Take a gander at this fine film by Jeremy Clapin

Part 1
Part 2

Parallel Parking

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Parallel Parking from Yum Yum London on Vimeo.

This was an oversight. Thought I had posted it somewhere, but it looks like I didn’t. Pretty cute. Apparently the makers made some real-life figurines that have caught my eye…

Pretty cool:)


The Beatles – Rockband intro

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I won’t ever play the game, but the intro is lovely. (Yes, I realize it’s old now)

See more awesome Quentin Vien animations here

HOME – Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND’s Documentary

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I just happened upon this documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (aerial photographer extraordinaire), playing on SVT1 tonight. I didn’t know what I was in for.

First, I thought it was another sort of BBC nature film, then another sort of Inconvenient Truth, or Food Inc., but soon found it was a mixture of all of them. Less politics, more history, more beautiful photography, more personal. More French;)

The first three quarters of the film builds up to a climax where I was left feeling gutted, hating humanity and mad as hell wanting to do something before it is too late. That’s when I thought it would end in a French way – boom , that’s it, it’s the end, take a puff on your cigarette, “That’s LIFE monsieur! It’s shit. Deal with it!”

But then Yann gets more personal, expressing the hope he has cultivated through his experiences of what he’s seen of people doing things to change the status quo, around the world. Then he sends a human-sized rallying cry to get us of our butts – to do something about it.

HOME – See the whole film here

iPhone x Book = PhoneBook

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Clever way to combine the analog book with the fancy pants iBook sort of thingy that I have absolutely no experience with (wish I had an iPod! Argh!).

It’s actually analog AND digital. Clever. Cute too. And interactive…

(seen on Quipsologies)

Dylan Moran – Kids

Monday, August 30th, 2010

What are kids? “Drunk Midgets”

Plastic Beach is calling…

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Can’t get enough of Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach.
I want to see this as a movie, or to be able to visit the actual model.

I have a sneaking feeling I might find myself trying to fashion my own Plastic Beach on the kitchen table, out of mashed potatoes, kids crying…

“On the shoulders, pappa!”

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I have a new form of excercise these days. Daughter Tilja stretches her arms up to me, saying, “On the shoulders, Pappa!”, I turn on the stereo so we can here Feist sing “1234” and we start dancing around the apartment, ducking door frames and ceiling lights. Usually Tilja sings so loud we can’t hear the stereo anymore – then she orders me to run and spin. This can go on for quite a while:)

In celebration of that – here’s Steve Zissou, with a kid on his shoulders. One for the toque-wearers. Half way through, it turns into “one for the uniforms”;)

Saari TV

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Tilja and I caught this animated series on SVT this morning – both of us stopped playing and were mesmerized by the music, figures, and that crazy movement of Pulpo (the red figure).

Nice stuff! Looks like Finland meets Barcelona=)

Stor Fisk made them, Veronica Lassenius drew the pictures.

Saari TV

Jamie Oliver, Sweden, ICA Commercial

Monday, December 14th, 2009