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.





23.02.17 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: 36 Days of Type by ROIDS

You have to follow my buddy Will Gates aka ROIDS aka @willis82 on Instagram. The things he can do with a spray can or a pencil might make your brain bleed. He’s embarking on the @36daysoftype challenge and I promise you it’ll be a nice treat in your feed over the next month. Each day Will is gonna spend 36 minutes on an upper and a lower case letter. See the first few below!

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23.02.17 by Staff

Develop Film in Broad Daylight Without a Darkroom

Analog-centric photography company ars-imago has developed a handy little device that basically works like a portable darkroom! Allowing anyone to develop film anytime and anywhere, the Lab Box aims to re-introduce the joys of analog photography, making it accessible to a whole new (digital) generation. See more images and check out a short video demonstration below!

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23.02.17 by Jeff

Delve’s Weekly Illustrated Film Recommendations

Our friend Todd just put us onto Delve’s illustrated film of the week series. They have a really cool mini-site for all their 2016 picks, here. Check out a bunch of their past releases below – can you recognize all the films?

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23.02.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Luisa Rivera

A selection of work by London-based artist and illustrator Luisa Rivera. Found via our monthly Reader Submissions (click here to submit your own work!). See more images below.

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23.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Gregory Euclide

New work by artist Gregory Euclide. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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