Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Scary Movie

Scary Movie is a 2000 Comedy/Spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy which parodies the horror genres. Several mid-and late-1990s films are spoofed, including 'The Sixth Sense', 'The Usual Suspects', 'The Matrix', and 'The Blair Witch Project', with a significant portion of the film's plot being dedicated to the more subtle horror film parody series 'Scream' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'.

Film Parodies

Film Parodies are comedies that satirises other genres or films. The concept used in these is sarcasm, an example of this is 1980 movie Airplane!, which consistes of many random jokes. Another element key element is mocking other films, an example of this is the 1996 movie 'Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood'. The film spoof a number of 'coming to age "hood" movies' such as 'Juice', 'South Central', 'Menace II Society', 'New Jack City' and mainly 'Boyz N The Hood'.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Pai Mei

Pai Mei (translated to White Eyebrows) is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders — survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty imperial regime (1644–1912) — who, according to some accounts, betrayed Shaolin to the imperial government.

Pak Mei has been fictionalized in Hong Kong films such as Executioners from Shaolin (1977), Abbot of Shaolin (1979), and Clan of the White Lotus (1980). In these movies, Pak Mei was played by Lo Lieh, in 2004 Gordon Liu played Pak Mei in the film Kill Bill: Volume 2.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Dial M for Murder (Reimagination)

The image was taken from a visual diary. It was an random idea to storyboard to a short movie which is a reimagination of the classic movie Dial M for Murder. (1)The first scene is of a man was has a gun pointing at him, we don't see who is holding the gun. (2) The next scene is a close-up of a gun. (3) After the the next is shot is of a black screen and a gun-shot is heard. (4) We then cut back anda man laying on the floor is shown. He is lying in a pool of blood indicating that he has been shot. (5) The murderer is shown. the murderer is 'Red' from the M&M's, emphasizing on the 'M' in Dial 'M' for Murder.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Dial M For Murder (1954)

Dial M for Murder is a thriller film directed by Alferd Hitchcock in 1954. Its stars Ray Milland as Tony Wendice, an retired tennis professional who wishes to have his wife (played by Grace Kelly) killed. Tony secretly finds out that his wife is having an affair with a crime-fiction writer Mark Halliday (played by Robert Cummings)

Friday, 19 March 2010


Carrotblanca is a 8 minute Looney Tunes cartoon which was made in 1995. It is a parody and a homage to the classic 1942 movie Casablanca. Bugs Bunny portrays the role of Rick who was played by Humphrey Bogat in he original. Daffy Duck stars as Sam, Pepe Le Pew as Captain Renault and Penelope Pussycat portrays llsa but is called Kitty Ketty.

Carrotblanca also plays on some of the quotes from he classic movie. In the original Rick says "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine". In Carrotblanca Bugs Bunny says "Of all the juice joint in all the towns in all the country in all the worlds so picks this one"

Carrotblanca is an excellent homage to the classic Casablanca film.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Casablanca was made in 1942. It stars Humphrey Bogat as Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (played by Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (played by Paul Henried). Laszlo is a Resistance leader, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country - but will he?

The Picture is of Rick and Ilas. from looking at the picture it shows us that the two people are in a very deep conversation. the black and white effect on the image gives it a bolder feel. The way they are dress also shows us that it is set in the 1930s, in comparison to the 1930 movies such as Public Enemy, Little Caesar and 'G' men (too name a few).

Casablanca is also famous for having memorable quotes used in the movie.
Click Here for some of the quotes from Casablanca

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper is a famous photograph taken in 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center. The photograph shows 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets.

Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday photo supplement on October 2. Taken on the 69th floor of the GE Building during the last several months of construction, the photograph Men Asleep on a Girder shows the same workers napping on the beam.

The copyright owner of the photograph, the Bettman Archive, did not recognize Charles C. Ebbets as the photographer until October 2003 (reportedly after months of investigation by a private investigation firm). However, authorship of the photograph, popular as a poster, was listed as 'Unknown' on many prints.


Monochrome photography is where the image is produced in one colour or shade of one colour. Monochrome images in a neutral colours are also known as gray scale or black-and-white. Personally I believe these type of effects gives the image a stronger feel.

This is an image i took of an abandoned room. There are four staggered chairs, a table with a hot drinks cup on it. the room is illuminated by the light coming in from the window located behind it. It images seem to focus of the room itself. The image is taken from the aspect of the door, as if you were walking past it and noticed something. It seems as if whoever was in the room was interrupted by something that happened outside the room. One of the chairs is facing towards the window, maybe whoever was sat there may have noticed something outside the window.