Rob Ager’s examination of the subliminal themes of the Hitchcock classic will leave you in no doubt that the film is one of the cinema’s finest works.
Drew Barrymore made a music video for Best Coast starring young actors including Kick-Ass star Chloë Moretz, Arrested Development’s Maeby and Community’s Donald Glover. It’s the tale of rival gang members who become star-crossed lovers.
Relying heavily on vintage footage from hip hop’s early years, this old fascinating documentary features interviews with Malcolm McLaren, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and more.
U2′s 360° juggernaut of a world tour finished up in Moncton, Canada last week ending a 110 concert run around the world. Whatever you think of the band, it’s hard not to admire the scale of ‘The Claw’ stage concept. The unique structure lent itself to another innovative feature of the tour, the GigaPixel Fancam , an interactive panoramic photograph of each of their recent North American concerts in high resolution.
An entire audience of 60,000 people or so in the stadium are visible, no matter where they were sitting or standing. The detail is stunning. From the stage you can zoom right up to a guy sitting in the stands holding a beverage and read his t-shirt, find the woman in the corporate box giving out to her family or decipher a girl’s tattoo in the front row. Part of the fun of the application is scanning for those people who were caught unawares: the guy picking his nose, the couple having an argument, the grizzled old guy spilling his beer over his fellow concert patron or the terrified man that is giving off a “dramatic chipmunk” vibe. The Fancam is scarily impressive in its detail. What next? Bono looks inside your soul with infra-red cameras?
- The saddest scene in a movie ever according to science.
- All of the entries in the Star Trek’s Worf cover bands Photoshop contest.
- 10 deleted scenes that would have ruined the original film.
- An interview with Björk’s lead application developer for Biophilia.
- Before and after shots of joggers.
Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange continues to provide big hooks on alternative pop songs. On Equal Dreams, she joins former Chairlift member Aaron Pfenning on a slice of dark funky New York disco.
Friendly Fires cover Gaga
Here the St. Alban trio tune down Gaga’s bombastic The Edge Of Glory into something listenable for BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge.
Odd Future’s R&B producer who has recently worked with Beyoncé, Kanye and Jay-Z, posted Thinking About You, a smooth R&B jam on his Tumblr last week and then took it down for some reason. The internet captures all though and it’s be doing the rounds on music blogs.
Zun Zun Egui
Ones to watch from Bristol thanks to their tropical and upbeat take on post-rock guitar music. The debut single Fandango Fresh is their bright calling card.
Spock Is Not Impressed
Meme of the week: Spock looks decidedly unimpressed no matter what scene he is placed in.
An addictive shooter game based around how fast you can type the words that appear on the screen.
Charting the danger of posting on social networks.
The band’s latest music video uses HTML5 technology to render their multi-screen dance. It also offers the viewer a chance to sequence a part of the choreography.