24.09.14 by Jeff

Steven Soderbergh’s Silent B&W Version of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

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This is likely only going to interest film nerds but director Steven Soderbergh has released a silent black and white version of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Actually, the film isn’t silent, Soderbergh has stripped the dialogue and replaced it with music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ scores for The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

It’s obvious Soderbergh holds the film in high regard, and his idea here is to strip away elements of the film to analyze the staging, and the way Spielberg’s shots build. On his blog he quotes David Fincher, saying “there’s potentially a hundred different ways to shoot something but at the end of the day there’s really only two, and one of them is wrong”.

This is not so much a new version of the film as it is an analysis of visual storytelling. How much of the story can be understood without relying on dialogue? I hadn’t seen it for a long time, I forgot how beautifully it was shot (the director of photography was Douglas Slocombe).

It doesn’t seem like the video can be embedded but you can watch the full film on Steven Soderbergh’s blog.

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Joe

    Stephen Soderbergh is the coolest.

  • fizzle

    I did this temple of doom last year and subbed in Flying Lotus albums. It was awesome and kitschy and a great saturday night.





28.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Hollie Fernando

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Photos by London-based photographer Hollie Fernando. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Staff

Sneak Peek of Timothy Saccenti and Sam Rolfes’ New Book

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Visionary director and photographer Timothy Saccenti has a beautiful print project coming out! Made in collaboration with 3D illustrator Sam Rolfes and heavily inspired by model/actor Sui Nakashima (who Saccenti met on a project for Depeche Mode’s last album), SUI: A Journey in Self-Realization explores identity formation and transformation through a series of computer-generated manipulations.

The cinematic feel of the project is testament to Saccenti and Rolfes process, shooting thousands of frames in studio with Rolfes live scanning and manipulating on set/in real time. SUI consists of 35 unbound images that allow the reader to go through them in whatever way they choose. It also comes packaged in a reflective polychrome box encased in a vellum sheet, a deliberate decision on the part of CYMK Books to enhance the unique, material aspect of the project. Check out more images of SUI below!

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28.09.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Johan Barrios

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A selection of recent work by Colombian artist Johan Barrios. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Carlo Piro

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Photos by Carlo Piro. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Elina Merenmies

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Drawings and paintings by artist Elina Merenmies. More images below.

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