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Rushfield Babylon

where it all went wrong
Writer, reporter, Idol chronicler, seer. Contact: rr at richardrushfield dot com

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  • August 5, 2014 1:46 pm

    Find Out What Star is Hiding Behind This Giant Mask in an Exclusive Clip from ‘Frank’

    Michael Fassbender’s face has become one of Hollywood’s most fetishized commodities in recent years, its malleable expressiveness bringing to life some of film’s most internalized dramatic roles (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave); his classic screen-god good looks, meanwhile, have earned him legions of lovelorn admirers.

    So it’ll come as a surprise to Fassbender fans to learn that the 37-year-old actor spends his latest role hidden beneath a giant, round, doll-like mask.

    Readers can take a get a look at Fassbender’s unique headgear  in our exclusive clip from the film Frank, which tells the tragi-comic tale of a keyboardist who joins an indie rock band led by the title character: A fringe-dwelling musical savant who, for reasons unclear, keeps his face hidden at all times. The film is based on a memoir by British journalist Jon Ronson, whose previous books (The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test) have explored people at the limits of traditional definitions of sanity.

    The film is directed by Irish independent filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson (Garage, What Richard Did). It opens August 15 in limited release.

  • July 27, 2014 1:27 am
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    Oh what a lovely comic-con part 5

  • July 27, 2014 1:18 am
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    Oh what a lovely comic-con part 4

  • July 27, 2014 1:15 am
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    Oh what a lovely comic-con part 3

  • July 27, 2014 1:10 am
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    Oh what a lovely comic-con part 2

  • July 27, 2014 1:08 am
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    Oh what a lovely comic-con part 1

  • June 12, 2014 4:13 pm
    The End. Dateline: Westwood. My children will never know what browsing at a newstand is. View high resolution

    The End. Dateline: Westwood. My children will never know what browsing at a newstand is.

  • June 10, 2014 4:15 pm
    My life in 1 picture. View high resolution

    My life in 1 picture.

  • June 8, 2014 1:05 am

    See How the Digital Dino Effects of ‘Jurassic Park’ Changed Movies Forever In This Exclusive Clip

    When Jurassic Park debuted in 1993, computer generated special effects were barely out of their cradle.  A handful of films such as Terminator 2 had dabbled in using digital animation for very specific effects, but no one had yet been able to crack the Holy Grail—making these effects look believably real on giant movie theater screens.

    With Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur blockbuster, the effects world took a brontosaurus-sized leap forward into a realm where creatures born on desktop computers could hold their own alongside flesh and blood actors. This behind-the-scenes video from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences – which you can see exclusively today at Yahoo Movies – gives a glimpse of how Jurassic Park broke wide open the landscape of what was possible in film.  The video is an installment of Moments That Changed the Movies, a new Academy Originals web series, debuting Monday. 

    Today, Jurassic’s towering T-Rex and sleek raptors are still considered examples of top-notch digital effects, but when Spielberg began working on the film, computer effects were still so untested that all involved assumed the film’s dinosaurs would be created largely with animatronic robots. It took a handful of wizards at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) to convince Spielberg’s team that computer-generated creatures could work even better.

    In the end, Jurassic Park featured only 15 minutes of dinosaur footage. But those handful of minutes changed film forever. Suddenly, anything a director could dream up could be put on the screen – tornadoes, snarling monsters and, as we’ve seen nearly ever summer since, wide-scale devastation. But just 21 years ago, the idea of accomplishing such feats was science fiction itself.

  • June 6, 2014 6:12 pm
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A Crazy Wall of TV Crazy Walls

This is historic.  Had one of my own that I captured Lonelygirl with.  Crazy walls work! View high resolution

    yahooentertainment:

    A Crazy Wall of TV Crazy Walls

    This is historic.  Had one of my own that I captured Lonelygirl with.  Crazy walls work!