Spy music! Whether it's Lalo Schifrin
's theme for Mission Impossible
, or Jerry Goldsmith
's theme for Man from U.N.C.L.E.
, or the greatest of them all, John Barry
's iconic James Bond
theme, you know it when you hear it. Now, for my money, the best spy music in recent
years wasn't from a spy movie at all, but an animated superhero film: the action-packed theme
and soundtrack for The Incredibles
, in which the very talented Michael Giacchino
was clearly (and brilliantly) channeling John Barry
. And of course, you'll all want to head over here
and see what your fellow MeFiers have lately been doing with the genre. [note: see hoverovers for link descriptions] [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 1, 2008 -
Fans of Flight Simulators and Michinima might be familiar with the adventures of Bill and John. If you're not, download episode 1 along with the subtitles and and familiarize yourself with a very funny piece of machinima, even more impressive because it's not only in Lock On: Modern Air Combat
, but in French to boot. Well they're back, winning Best Picture at the Machinima 2006
film festival, The Adventures of Bill Et John II
. Browse the rest of the nominees and winners on the Machinima.com festival page
posted by Lord_Pall
on Nov 12, 2006 -
Who is John Dishwasher?
"Follow the white box" beckoned a mysterious and inviting flyer posted at several Massachusetts colleges. The simple website contains an online publication of Gods of Our Fathers
, the first of what is suggested to be many novels by this reclusive author. Is this the next lonelygirl13
or just a new take on the serialized novel
One thing's for sure: whoever made the website aims to intrigue
with vaguely suggestive hints as to the author's personal life. "We do not forward personal mail to John Dishwasher. He will not accept it. The reason for this will become clear in his later works." Could this be the rabbithole to a new alternate reality game
, or just a get rich quick
posted by Zephyrial
on Sep 21, 2006 -
To the Citizens of the United States of America:
In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
- John Cleese
posted by signal
on Sep 16, 2005 -
False Terrorist Organizations.
Berkeley law prof. John Yoo
has championed the War on Terrorism before in the now famous Yoo/Delahunty/Philbin Memos to the White House on the Geneva Convention
. But the recent attacks in London, and the ever growing death toll in Iraq, are driving Yoo to push the envelope even further in search for a solution. He is now proposing
that the US create a false terrorist organization. "It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes..."-- But is it wise to compete with terrorists? What if they are more competitive than we are?
posted by derangedlarid
on Jul 16, 2005 -
Bush Relatives for Kerry
grew out of a series of conversations that took place between a group of people that have two things in common: they are all related to George Walker Bush, and they are all voting for John Kerry. As the election approaches, we feel it is our responsibility to speak out about why we are voting for John Kerry, and to do our small part to help America heal from the sickness it has suffered since George Bush was appointed President in 2000. We invite you to read our stories, and please, don't vote for our cousin!
posted by jackspace
on Oct 21, 2004 -
I got a CD-ROM from John's site a few months ago. Am I on some CIA/FBI list now? (His site is down apparently.)
posted by aflakete
on Jul 23, 2000 -