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.





09.02.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Sorrell

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Drawings by illustrator Jeremy Sorrell. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Oozing Bacteria-like Animated Gifs by Artists Protobacillus

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Brazilian artists Gustavo Spredemann and Leone Simonetti have been sharing face-melting animated gifs under the name Protobacillus. Definitely one of my favourite Tumblrs at the moment. Lots more below!

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09.02.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Darren Rigo

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A selection of images from Toronto-based photographer Darren Rigo’s series “A Funny Thing”. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Johan Van Mullem

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Obscured portraits by Belgium-based painter Johan Van Mullem. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Colourful Yet Catastrophic Photographs by Japanese Artist Yoshimitsu Umekawa

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Equal parts mesmerizing and unsettling, Yoshimitsu Umekawa’s photographs are positively (and negatively) nuclear, drawing on the issues and anxieties that surround modern day Japan. See more images below.

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