Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31

Animation Spotlight: Lexus Commercial by Simon Brown

A CG-spec commercial on the Lexus LFA-h. Animation in Autodesk Maya and rendering with Mental Ray.

Verdict:

Nice car model and animation, good video sequencing.

www.simonbrownfilm.com

 

Mar 26

Matt’s Film Score of the Week (26th March) – The Godfather

Vito Corleone

The Godfather has always been an example of a film that, wrongly or rightly, takes violent and criminal themes and makes them seem beautiful. Its score is a reflection of this. It isn’t utopian, but it has a serene and magical quality that the real mafia just doesn’t come near to. …

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Mar 12

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (12th March) – Singin’ In The Rain

It's great to stay up late

Good morning, good morning. Today, my favourite musical, Singin’ In The Rain, a movie whose success surely depended on the excellence of its many songs, which justifies its position amongst the critics as one of the most important films of its genre. This year is also its 60th anniversary!

More than anything, the

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Mar 09

Movie Preview: Avengers Assemble (2012)

Marvel Avengers Assemble, directed by Joss Whedon, is set to hit our screens in a couple of months time (27th April in the UK, 4th May in the USA) and the all-action trailer has set it up to be a big thriller. Not only does it bring together all the great Marvel Heroes in one …

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Mar 04

While we’re on the subject…. is Midnight In Paris any good?

Owen Wilson with Corey Stoll as Hemingway and Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein

I know the past week has somehow become Woody Allen week, but I finally managed to catch his recent Oscar-winning film Midnight In Paris and I thought I’d give a little review of it in the midsts of LMS’ celebration of the¬†septuagenarian director.

Midnight In Paris won Allen his third Best Screenplay (the most of …

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