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Adam Driver (& others)

Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: "Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder." Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez's "I am not Batman" by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson.

Quarenta anos.

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star.

Darth By Darthwest

"DARTH BY DARTHWEST"-"VADOR AUX TROUSSES". Short Film. from Fabrice Mathieu on Vimeo.

Close encounters of the third kind for Cary Grant!
"Darth by Darthwest": when Hitchcock meets Lucas...

Rencontres du troisième type pour Cary Grant !
"Vador aux Trousses" : quand Hitchcock et Lucas se croisent...

If you want to see two other Mashups Noir with Alfred Hitchcock, and the most beautiful shadows of the cinema, in two original stories, please follow the links:

- "Dans l'ombre"/"In the Shadow":
A shadow is telling its life story with his "Wearer", a flesh and bone double, who one day it decides to get rid of... (Feature project).
https://vimeo.com/23200726

-"Master of Suspense":
Now, the Star of the film, it’s him ! Alfred Hitchcock comes back to the Bates Motel, but for what?
To shoot a new movie ? Not really…
Made with the cameo appearances of the Master!
https://vimeo.com/145005566

Si vous souhaitez voir 2 autres Mashups Noir, avec Alfred Hitchcock, et les plus belles ombres du cinéma, voici les liens :

- "Dans l'ombre"/"In the Shadow" : Une ombre raconte sa vie avec son "Portant", ce double de chair et de sang, qu'elle décide un jour d'éliminer... (Projet de long-métrage.)
https://vimeo.com/23200726

"Master of Suspense" : Alfred Hitchcock revient au Bates Motel. Mais pour y faire quoi ? Tourner un nouveau film ? Pas vraiment...
Conçu à partir des caméos du Maître !
https://vimeo.com/145005566

"Darth by Darthwest"-"Vador aux trousses"

Starring: Cary Grant
Music by Bernard Herrmann ("North by Northwest")
Characters and Films created by Alfred Hitchcock and George Lucas.
Films used: "North by Northwest", "Star Wars" episodes IV, V, VI, VII.
Special thanks to C3PO,R2D2 & BB8!
Edited and Directed by Fabrice Mathieu


Avec Cary Grant
Musique composée par Bernard Herrmann ("La Mort aux Trousses")
Personnages et Films créés par Alfred Hitchcock et George Lucas.
Films utilisés : "La Mort aux Trousses", "La Guerre des Étoiles" épisodes IV, V, VI, VII.
Merci à C3PO,R2D2 & BB8 pour leur contribution !
Monté et Réalisé par Fabrice Mathieu

"Graduates, faculty, family, friends, our topic today is Star Wars."

On Sunday, May 17 [2015], Penn Law hosted its graduation ceremony in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. The Class of 2015 Commencement Address was delivered by Cass Sunstein. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and from 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which plays a key role in coordinating the review of federal regulations.

Sunstein delivered a “Star Wars” themed address about the twists and turns in life. “We see patterns in our law, but we are responsible for them,” said Sunstein, “We are not finding them. We are creating them.”

To be continued...

In a new video, Even Puschak talks about the rise of the serialization genre, from Dickens to Flash Gordon to General Hospital to Star Wars. Now that our entertainment is increasingly serialized, he argues that audiences have a unique opportunity to shape what we watch. (Case in point: the increased importance of non-white and non-male characters in The Force Awakens and Rogue One.)

 

Via Kottke.

Star Wars by Moullinex

On December 18th 2015, right on The Force Awakens premiere, Moullinex played an one-off Star Wars by Moullinex show. Taking Meco's classic 1977 "Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk" as a basis for the his arrangement, Luis set up a stormtrooper division and played this medley based on John Williams' music at Lux Fragil in Lisbon, Portugal.

Que força é esta?

Estreia hoje aquele filme-cujo-nome-não-vale-a-pena-dizer porque está em todo o lado. Todos os anos, contudo, dou um par de aulas no ISCTE debaixo do título esotérico "Narrativas Digitais e Entretenimento Transmedia" e um dos temas que abordo precisamente é o das franchises que dominam o mundo do audiovisual em geral e o do cinema em particular. Escolhi, aliás, para nome das ditas aulas, este ano, "A Tale of Many Franchises".

A paráfrase de Dickens, é propositada:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

O tema do "The Tale of Two Cities" é a Revolução Francesa mas aplica-se na perfeição a um ano que se arrisca a ser o melhor de sempre em receitas de bilheteira mas assente apenas em meia dúzia de filmes produzido por um par de empresas, um ano em que há mais televisão do que nunca para ver mas se calhar há televisão demais para ver. E por aí fora.

Há um tema (praticamente) ausente nas minhas aulas mas que é na verdade a fundação de toda a conversa: a questão do copyright. O copyright foi inventado para proteger a criatividade e a inovação, para recompensar quem perdia tempo a inventar, não foi inventado para proteger herdeiros, franchises e companhias multibilionárias. Mas a Disney é uma das maiores empresas americanas e do mundo e é fundada sobre o valor continuado do copyright. Portanto não duvidemos, o modelo vai ser prolongado até ao limite, esticado até render, o que é, provavelmente, sempre.

Diga-se que sou um fã de space operas, space movies em geral, do Star Wars em particular (there, I said it). Acho que é daqueles nós culturais que ata o contexto em que surge, a cultura pop, a capacidade de contar histórias e ainda por cima... vende brinquedos. E logo, quando estiver no escurinho do cinema e as letras aparecerem no ecrã, vou arrepiar-me, claro que sim.

As aulas ficam abaixo e que a força tal e coisa...

A tale of many franchises from Luís Soares