A young Rob Lowe shares a story

A young Rob Lowe

A wonderful little video clip on the last day of 2008 (courtesy of Interview Magazine‘s archives). A very young Rob Lowe talks about why making films is such a great thing, and uses a Francis Ford Coppola anecdote to illustrate this. Magnificent. And the point he makes is quite true indeed. Take a look here.

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The Powder of Norwegian Winter

I love the winter here in Norway.

I love the winter here in Norway.

Yeah, this is not directly related to cinema – but winter has arrived with freezing force here in Norway; and this image from my friends at Upstruct just… well, struck a chord in my winter-loving heart. Welcome to the Mountains!

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London

UndergroundIs there anything better than a film or video that can truly move you to another place and time? I find that to be one of the most marvellous aspects of the moving image. Mental and physical transportation.

And in that regard; I’ve seen two web videos this week that I have to share. Both of them transported me to London; one of my favorite cities in the world (and somewhat a second home to me). This first clip is created by graphic designer and animator David Hubert. It is a short, exciting visual journey around the city – captured in still frames and edited together (to a Daft Punk song) in a breathtaking manner. After seeing this, I wanted to get on a plane as fast as possible (see it in HD here – and check out the comments thread):

And the second clip that made my heart jump for London, is something completely different; but just as delightful:
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Absent with Presence

The world holds its breath.

Absent Voter's Ballot

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Music video: “My Heart Is Longing For A Soul” by Thom Hell

I’m going to take quick detour from the world of cinema, just to point you towards this new music video for Norwegian artist Thom Hell and his new song “My Heart Is Longing For A Soul“. The style and execution of this tiny short film really won me over, eventhough I find the song to be a bit boring. The idea for the video is visualized in a dynamic and original way, and it is not at all convoluted like too many music videos are. Hope you enjoy it! (I’ve included another music video after the jump – both films are photographed by a talented friend of mine; Karl Erik Brøndbo.)

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