who is driving?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #39 A vehicle is dashing through the night at about 70 miles per hour, but who is driving?     Just leave a comment with your educated guess—you can ask for additional hints, too. [Leaving a comment is easy; just click the ‘Leave a comment’ at the end of the post and fill in the form. If it’s the first time you post a comment, it will be held for moderation. But I am constantly checking, and once I’ve approved a comment, your next ones won’t be held, but published immediately by the system.] UPDATE (28 … Continue reading

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the mechanical man

  ↵Speaking of early cyberpunkish movies—another one which resides since quite a time on my ↵according list is ‘L’Uomo Meccanico’ [‘The Mechanical Man’] (Deed 1921). ↑Kueperpunk reminded me of it and linked to a site featuring only seven minutes of the movie on YouTube. Above is much more of it—in fact it’s all we have. ↑IMDb knows: For many years this early science fiction film from Italy was regarded as lost. Some reels of the Portuguese release version were discovered in Brazil. The discovered film amounted to 740 meters which is believed to be approximately 40% of the complete film. … Continue reading

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first frankenstein flic

  Well, the fact that we all now can watch the first film adaptation (Dawley 1910) of ↑Mary Shelley‘s ‘↓Frankenstein‘ (1818) on YouTube was worth a ↑post over at boingboing.     Matter of fact the movie (in different formats) since quite some time is ready for ↓free and legal download at the ↑Moving Image Archive. And it since long resides on my ↵list of cyberpunkish motion pictures, complete with the download link—together with ↑George Méliès‘s ‘↓20.000 lieues sous les mers‘ (1907), Stuart Paton’s ‘↓20,000 leagues under the sea‘ (1916), John Stuart Robinson’s ‘↓Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde‘ (1920) and … Continue reading

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sight

  ‘Sight’ is a wonderful new short film—in fact the graduation project of Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo at ↑The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem—driving the fusion of ↑augmented reality with ↑gamification to cyberpunked heights. MAY-RAZ, ERAN AND DANIEL LAZIO. 2012. Sight [short film]. Jerusalem: The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. via ↑entry at ↑kueperpunk … Continue reading

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