Category “Art and Artists”

Mobius Shorts

Mobius Studio is an Irish based film studio that specialises in Film Production, Music Videos, Commercial Videos, Sound Recording and Graphic Design. Here are two shorts they recently put together. Being Irish myself I found them to be very interesting so I thought I'd share them with the rest of you. For more information on Mobius check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mobiusstudio.ie/ Turning The Tables: Turning the Tables is a short documentary film that looks into the house and techno scene in Waterford over the past 20 years. Through it's ups and downs Waterford...

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Janis Joplin: Her Final Hours

Janis Joplin is the undisputed queen of rock and roll. It’s a fact that there had been no female superstar of rock before Janis came along. Her rule of thumb was if it feels good do it. Janis also hides her self-destructive, darker side. She was a very troubled girl and a genius and at the same time she was looking for some kind of relief to not have to be Janis. A blast of nearly pure heroin will end her short, dazzling career. This is the analysis on the life and death of Janis Joplin, the undisputed queen of rock and roll. This riveting documentary (which plays out almost like a...

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The Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was co-written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story The Sentinel. Clarke concurrently wrote the novel of the same name which was published soon after the film was released. The story deals with a series of encounters between humans and mysterious black monoliths that are apparently affecting human evolution, and a space voyage to Jupiter tracing a signal emitted by one such monolith found on the moon. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as...

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Jim Morrison: His Final Hours

Jim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris. Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating guy. And there’s no doubt that the official cause of his death – heart failure...

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The Realms of the Unreal

Documentary about Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. (1892 – 1973), a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art....

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The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Tetris, and the days of summers past! Starting with Atari and Nintendo and tracing the full 8-bit trajectory over the last 30 years. It’s true that video games have gone far beyond the 8 bit format. However, why do they still hold such a tender spot in our hearts? Explored. Through the 1980′s, 90′s, and 2000′s 8-bit has become a cult following. Children who grew up playing Atari and Nintendo are now parents with children old enough to play video games. And many are introducing these children to their childhood games in much the same fashion as parents have...

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An Extra’s Life – On the Set of Band of Brothers

A behind the scenes look at the experiences of the extras who worked on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Shot entirely on the set in Hatfield, England, this short documentary provides a rare insight into their daily routine, what it meant to tell the story of Easy Company, and to be a part of one of the most successful TV series of all time. For more information please visit:...

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The Genius of Photography

Uncover the story of the invention and history of photography. Uncover the story of the invention of photography and the way in which it became an integral part of the modern world, including the remarkable achievements of the pioneer photographers, the revolution that took place when George Eastman made photography available to the masses with the invention of the Kodak brand. “Being in the right place at the right time”, “the decisive moment”, “getting in close” – in the popular imagination this is photography at its best, a medium that makes us eyewitnesses to the...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features footage of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, talking about his art and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988. Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist, musician, poet, and producer. He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into Neo-expressionist artist during the...

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