His hand could be discerned virtually everywhere – opening titles, epilogues, advertising, posters, trailers, the accompanying record sleeves, and as with his other work, he captured, summed up and expressed the essence of the picture in resonant images. As the authors of this book perceptively put it: "In all his work Saul said that he 'looked for the simple idea'. But Saul's work in film was about more than just simplicity. His designs shaped complex ideas into radically simple forms that offered audiences a set of clues, a sort of hermeneutic key to deeper meanings under the surface of the movie." … [Read more...] about Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham – review
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As the largest seawater lido in the country, Jubilee Pool is powerfully emblematic of a belief in modernity and the benefits of public recreation. “There can hardly be any better form of bodily exercise than swimming,” proclaimed the mayor of Penzance at its opening in 1935. Paul Valéry put it another way. “It seems to me that I discover and recognise myself when I return to this universal element,” he wrote. “To plunge into water… this is for me a delight only comparable to love.” … [Read more...] about A bigger splash: Britain’s love affair with the swimming pool
Christie’s in New York announced on Thursday that it was selling Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) with an estimate in the region of $80m (£61m). The painting, a star of Hockney’s recent retrospective, is reportedly owned by Joe Lewis, the Bahamas-based billionaire and owner of Tottenham Hotspur. … [Read more...] about David Hockney’s pool painting set to sell for record amount for a living artist
The contextual meaning of this narration is more important though: the opening 23 seconds aren’t set during Final Fantasy VII’s time period. In fact, they may well be placed long after the events of the sequel, Advent Children. Could this be a hint that the new FFVII will contain extra content? Why else would Square Enix dedicate such a large portion of the trailer to a scene that isn’t in the original game? After all, the publisher needs to give long-time fans a reason to play through the story again – it’s a story we’ve been familiar with for 18 years. … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy VII Remake – what is the E3 trailer really trying to tell us?