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E.T. Well Done

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According to Geekologie.com –

These are a few shots from Eating E.T., a “hands-on exploration of our intimate relations to other species, real and fictional.” The all-vegan alien was made and barbecued to provoke discussion about human’s eating practices, what’s ethical, what isn’t, and what just downright tastes delicious.

Continue reading HERE.

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Mr. Cat Poop – Strange Titles For Well Known Movies In Foreign Countries

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Cracked found 9 bizarrely retitled movies –

Some filmmakers spend literally years trying to think of a movie title that will strike the right balance between “this doesn’t sound completely stupid” and “this will make me filthy rich.” It may not always look like it, but there’s a lot of effort, a lot of money, and a lot of hard drinking behind even the simplest of movie titles … all of which goes out the window once that movie ships overseas and needs to make sense in another language.

As we’ve shown you before, translating titles isn’t as easy as it looks, since they so often contain some idiom or pun that would be complete nonsense directly translated in another language (and, as you’ll see, this works both ways). It forces distributors to get creative, and sometimes the results are amazing:

See all 9 movies HERE.

 

110 Year-Old Films From Edison’s Studio

Edison_Studio_sMany of the earliest films are available on YouTube. Mental_floss gathered a collection that were produced by Thomas Edison’s studio about 110 years ago. Most of them run about 10 minutes and , obviously, all of them are silent.

Early films from the Edison Manufacturing Co. showed off “actualities”: celebrities, news, disasters, and expositions. But later, the company switched to creating narrative films more in line with what we watch at the movies today. Here are a few of the company’s early productions.

Check out the films HERE.

 

Eating Popcorn In The Cinema Makes People Immune To Advertising

popcornboxAccording to TheGuardian –

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising. The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and the tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when we first hear it. Every time we re-encounter the name, our mouth subconsciously practises its pronunciation. However, according to the study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, this “inner speech” can be disturbed by chewing, rendering the repetition effect redundant.

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Earliest Color Motion Pictures Found In England

BBC reports –

The world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history. Michael Harvey from the National Media Museum and Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute talk about the importance of the discovery. The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method. The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.

View video of film HERE

 

 

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Movies of The Decade

FanSided presents an excellent rehash of the best movies of the last decade. The author covers each year individually and cites several movies for each year.

Go to Movies of The Decade.


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