December 26, 2009

Rosa Filippello


Rosa Filippello
Rosa Filippello is the Victorian Latin dance champion.
She will complete with her dance partner Arkady Bakenov at the USA championships in 2010.

http://www.myspace.com/rosa_filippello
http://www.dancesportinfo.net/Couple/Arkady_Bakenov_and_Rosa_Filippello_49364/Photos.aspx

December 22, 2009

Mathieu Lauffray



Mathieu Lauffray Illustrator/Concept designer.

If you have seen the movie Le pacte des loups - Brotherhood of the Wolf(2001) you would have noticed that the hero Fronsac apart from being a naturalist and martial arts expert is also a wonderful draftsman. I wondered if i could find out the artist behind these beautiful sketches which appear all too briefly in the movie.

My french is non-existent but the credits do state "Croquis Fronsac par Mathieu Lauffray" (Croquis means sketch). The artist Mathieu Lauffray works in concept design, illustration and comics. Most of the wolf sketches are on his site. His work is amazing.

Website: http://www.lauffray.com/
Blog: http://lauffray.blogspot.com/
Lambiek: http://lambiek.net/artists/l/lauffray_mathieu.htm

December 19, 2009

Giallo Goddesses


Barbara Bouchet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Bouchet
http://www.fanpix.net/gallery/barbara-bouchet-pictures.htm


Rosalba Neri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalba_Neri
http://www.cultsirens.com/neri/neri.htm

Amuck!


Amuck! (1972) Alla ricerca del piacere
other titles: Hot bed of sex (UK), In search of Pleasure (USA)

I remember seeing this as part of a double bill in the late 1970's at a cinema near Trafalgar square, London.

Stars two Giallo goddesses Rosalba Neri & Barbara Bouchet.
http://eccentric-cinema.com/cult_movies/amuck!.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068206/

Dan O'Bannon R.I.P


Dan O'Bannon
September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009

wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_O%27Bannon
Interview: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/7576/the_den_of_geek_interview_dan_obannon.html
work on Star Wars: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/188053/pictorial_dan_obannon_and_the_tactical_displays_in_star_wars.html

December 18, 2009

Dave Johnson


Dave Johnson
This Punisher cover caught my eye today. Somehow it has a very 1960's feel reminding me of the early work of Boris. The artist is Dave Johnson. His comic book covers have a strong graphic design element to them.

http://devilpig.deviantart.com/
http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=81
http://www.comicvine.com/dave-johnson/26-5983/

December 16, 2009

PITT oil base pencils



PITT oil base pencils
These are great drawing pencils.

Black Pencil - Oil Base No. 1 - Extra Soft
Black Pencil - Oil Base No. 2 - Soft
Black Pencil - Oil Basd No. 3 - Medium
Black Pencil - Oil Base No. 4 - Hard
Black Pencil - Oil Base No. 5 - Extra Hard

Review: http://www.penciltalk.org/2009/08/faber-castell-pitt-oil-base-pencil
Faber Castell site: http://www.faber-castell.us/17328/Products/Art-Graphic/Monochrome-Pencils-Pastels/index_ebene3.aspx

December 12, 2009

More



More (1969) Directed by Barbet Schroeder
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064694/
Saw this at ACMI today. An alternative title for this film could be "set the controls to the heart of the sun" since this is a tale of two lovers who are destroyed by drugs on the island of Ibiza. Very slow moving but beautifully photographed. Soundtrack by Pink Floyd.

Starring Mimsy Farmer as Estelle Miller
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002069/

December 9, 2009

Messiah of Evil



Messiah of Evil - Dead People (1973)
Messiah of Evil or Dead People is a horror movie made in 1972 by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, the husband and wife team that wrote American Graffiti and later made the Howard the Duck movie.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071396/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_of_Evil
Review: http://mmmmmovies.blogspot.com/2008/11/messiah-of-evil-1973-or-hell-be-comin.html

Youtube Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1HsndCVP5w
On Dvd: http://www.papermag.com/blogs/2009/10/messiah_of_evil_on_dvd.php

Stars the lovely Anitra Ford
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anitra_Ford

December 7, 2009

Consuming Passion


Consuming Passion: 100 Years of Mills and Boon
Brilliant 90 minute drama which tells the story of Mills and Boon via the lives of three women. Starring Olivia Colman and written by Emma Frost (Shameless).

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article5071915.ece

December 5, 2009

Kustom Kulture magazines


Hot Rod Dexule magazine http://www.ckdeluxemag.com/
Rodz magazine http://www.olskoolrodz.com/
http://www.kustomink.com.au/index.html

Komaneko


Komaneko - The Curious Cat
Written, designed, and directed by Goda Tsuneo, Komadori Eiga Komaneko (Komaneko - The Curious Cat) is a 60 minute animation about a cute little cat who happens to be an aspiring stop-motion animator herself.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O07eqRilzMk
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/cool/07-03/cool070302.html