As time has gone by, though, Touch of Evil has acquired a large cult following, and it now regularly appears on lists of the best films of the century. What is not generally known is that the film never accurately reflected Welles's intentions for it. In July 1957, the studio took over the editing of the film and prevented him from participating in its completion. In an odd turn of events, however, a 58-page memo that Welles wrote in 1957 was recently rediscovered, and a small team on which I was film editor and sound mixer has used that remarkable document to bring
Touch of Evil as close as possible to Welles's original concept.
- Walter Murch, 1998
posted by Trurl
on Jun 14, 2011 -
: history of the early horror films made by Universal Studios such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, King Kong, The Mummy and many more. Directed by Kevin Brownlow
. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. 1
posted by puny human
on May 16, 2011 -
YouTube has a fair number of recordings of well-played classic arcade games. Dig Dug
, Mr Do!
, Mr Do's Castle
, Do! Run Run
, Lady Bug Part 2
, Super Bagman
, Zoo Keeper
, Moon Cresta
, Make Trax
. click through for more [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Dec 23, 2010 -
A functional self-replicator has been designed for Conway's game of life.
The deceptively simple automata 'Conway's game of life' is a model system that illustrates how simple 'physics' can give rise to incredibly complex phenomena. Although a menagerie of existing patterns have been discovered/engineered that display a variety of interesting behavior (eg here
), there are also many unanswered questions
about what is possible within the simulation. Recently, life-enthusiast mscibing succeeded in designing a universal constructor pattern that is capable of building a functional copy of itself. Its execution can be viewed directly (though it takes a while!) using Golly
, a sweet, open-source app for viewing life simulations, as well as other cellular automata.
posted by armheadarmlegleg
on Jun 3, 2010 -
More than 600 Universal Newsreels
at Internet Archive, both whole and partial reels (the same collection, with a few more newsreels is also on YouTube
but it's in lower quality). Newsreels were short collections of current events that ran before feature films. They ran from the start of the film era up into the 1960s. This collection goes from the early 30s through the mid 60s. Here are a few interesting ones: Eleanor Roosevelt tells a joke
, 1935 car industry workers strike
, Australian who was orphaned in China and raised by Chinese parents returns to Australia
, FDR inaugurated
, Enos the chimpanzee goes into space and returns to Earth
, Vietnam War protest marches in New York, San Francisco and Rome
, Busby Babes plane crash
, Gagarin hugged by Kruschev
, Truman brings the funny
, Seattle be-in
and Nuremberg trials
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 20, 2009 -
Universal Algorithm of Experience:
Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy has produced four books of graphs over the past five years: Relationships, Spiritual Matters, Money, and Problems. These graphs are attempts to give shape to the conditions that produce the internal environment of anxiety. Recently a group of these were presented in a show called Wilderness at Bernadette Salvage Fine Arts in conjunction with 7hours in Brooklyn.
Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy is a painter and shows this work as well as his digitally produced drawings and photos in New York, Toronto, and Berlin. He currently lives in East Harlem, New York, and works for CBS.com.
posted by Fizz
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Your Studio and You.
(google video, 14 mins). A short parody of Universal Studios by Matt Parker and Trey Stone in deadpan (and spot-on) 1950s-educational-film style. Very funny cameos by Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore, Tracy Lords, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, and Sylvester Stallone, among others.
posted by zardoz
on Apr 3, 2007 -
In a move
sure to please independent record store owners and further alienate everyone else, music giant Universal has scrapped its to lower CD prices to a MSRP of $12.98. Just when you thought they might be getting it
posted by keswick
on Sep 24, 2003 -
New High-Quality MP3 format debuts...
What do the tech-savants think about this? Is this something we really need, or are Thomson Multimedia and the Fraunhofer Institute gettin' all proprietary on our asses?
Will "mp3pro" and Microsoft's upcoming attempt (in XP) to restrict users to Windows Media cause trouble for the useful, universal mp3 format? Now that all the majors are getting in the game (late, late, late), what's the next step for free music lovers?
posted by preguicoso
on Jun 14, 2001 -