Tuesday 26 June 2012


Hitler's Children
A one-off documentary about "the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime" (so, not literally Hitler's children). I stumbled across it during the Sign Zone last night and was quickly engrossed. It's a fascinating look about the various ways such people have coped with the horrendous events in their families' pasts.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

A Short History of Everything Else
1x02 Episode 2
This episode tackled such historical years as 2005, 2004, and 2011. 2011! I'm not sure HIGNFYs from as recently as 2011 are even on Dave yet! Cast the net a little further back please, programme-makers.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Alien in "3D": Just one frame
by Jim Emerson (from jim emerson's scanners :: blog)

It's a regular screengrab from regular Alien, which means it's in 2D -- but it demonstrates well the three-dimensionality of regular film; and, therefore, by implication, why "3D" as it's currently promoted is just a gimmick rather than a necessary tool.

And aside from that point, the brief article is just a good breakdown of how much a single frame can potentially convey about an entire scene, or movie, or even career.