IBM has released this totally awesome stop-motion movie called A Boy and His Atom, which they created by manipulating atoms. Guinness Book of World Records has recognized it as the tiniest movie ever made.Read more "IBM’S ATOMIC STOP-MOTION MOVIE"
I remember very little about the actual gameplay of Activision’s 1986 Transformers computer game for Commodore 64 , but I have never forgotten this terrifying/hilarious introductory video. Got to full screen to view: Transformers – C64, Activision, 1986 – YouTube.Read more "1986 Transformers Commodore 64 Game"
Ignoring all of its other virtues, Mac Rogers’ play Frankenstein Upstairs certainly deserves special commendation for including such an intriguing program note: Frankenstein Upstairs is set in Brooklyn in the present day. As the action takes place in the same fictional universe as Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the novel and its adaptations do not exist […]Read more "REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS"
This week I will be reviewing Mac Rogers’ play Frankenstein Upstairs. Before the review posts tomorrow, I am putting up a series of “Pre-Game” posts, where I talk a little about the Mac Rogers plays I’ve covered before and how perspective figures into each of them. You can read the first part, about Rogers’ play Universal Robots, […]Read more "FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS PRE-GAME: THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY"
This week I will be reviewing Mac Rogers’ play Frankenstein Upstairs, which according to the press materials transplants the Frankenstein story into a contemporary Brooklyn apartment building. As the title suggests, the main characters are Dr. Frankenstein’s downstairs neighbors. This crafty slant doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me; I’ve been covering Rogers’ […]Read more "FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS PRE-GAME: UNIVERSAL ROBOTS"
Upstream Color is an undulating new tangle of a film by writer/director/actor/composer/editor/sound editor Shane Carruth, who earned a lot of well-deserved good will with his previous effort, the inside-out time travel story Primer. In terms of scope and subject matter, Upstream Color can function as a kind of secular answer to writer/director Terrence Malick’s deeply religious The Tree of Life. Where Malick pulled the camera way back in time and […]Read more "REVIEW: Upstream Color"