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Indie Ferris Bueller

By | clever, video | 8 Comments

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was the ultimate coming-of-age movie for us Gen-Xers. It portrayed rebellion, soul-searching and fear of the future in a witty, charming and slapsticky package. And it even had Charlie Sheen winning way before Charlie Sheen was winning. If it came out today, instead of 1986, how would it fare against the sea of sensitive, coming-of-age, navel-gazing movies? This fantastic “new” trailer, recut by UK filmmaker Joseph Brett, makes me think it would do just fine. Here’s the YouTube link if you can’t see the video below. (Thanks Holiday Matinee!)

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The Abominable Brainstorm

By | kids, video | 3 Comments

My awesome nephew Val (age 14) just got back from summer camp at the Flying Cloud Institute in Massachusetts. He was part of the team that made this fantastic video. How much fun would it be to go to summer camp in the 21st Century? So much fun, right?

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newton’s ipad

By | advertising, history, video | 2 Comments

This is awesome. And just one of the oh-so-many reasons I have always loved Apple and always will. Watch the two videos one after the other. Don’t you especially love the assertion at the end of the Newton spot that “if there’s anything this world could use, it is more communication.” Hoo boy! (Thanks SMCLT)

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the fantastic mr. anderson

By | clever, video | One Comment

(Can’t see the video? Try this link.) Found this at kottke.org the other day. Amazing acceptance speech from Wes Anderson, made in stop motion animation. Not only cool, but also appropriate: he was accepting the Special Filmmaking Achievement Award from the National Board of Review. Special filmmaking indeed. And I love the rabbit half offscreen. With her stripes and her neckerchief.

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