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History’s Kaleidoscopic Amelioration

The world has never been black and white. Every now and then, it’s important to be reminded of this reality. Need proof with grit and undeniable realism?

That’s coming in a minute.

Dating back to history class with our generations-worn textbooks and age-old documentaries, which project major historical events from the mid-20th century and 19th century (primarily) in black and white, we are almost involuntarily conditioned to imagine life “back then” in a simplistic, unrelatable fashion. Of course, a significant reason for this misguided perception has been the determined yet ever-so-gradual development of film (still and motion).

The arc of technological progress moves at various rates.

Speaking of which, famed ‘Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson, in concert with Warner Bros. Pictures, is aiming to rock our world cinematically by taking a large leap forward to showcase when the world was being rocked for real.

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy the new trailer for the documentary of the Great War (1914-1918) titled ‘They Shall Not Grow Old.’

 

Incredible.

To the disbelief of those born into a fully-immersed technicolor world, life has always been in high-definition.

True story.

Our resolution has always been 4K.

Yes.

And hopefully, the technology used to transform the Great War into a vivid, deeply consequential global conflict will be seen as more of something akin to yesteryear and less of simply a time gone by. This film technology, as painstaking a process as it is, needs to be utilized for more history-altering events in human history that will alter how we live in the present and positively impact what will transpire in the future.

We know that if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. But what if we learn (well, see) history in ways we never imagined or perceived were possible?

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ will be in select theaters on December 17 and December 27.

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Beatle Crossing

Why did the Beatle cross the road Abbey Road after 49 years?

To get to the other side…to perform a concert nearby as a promotion for his forthcoming album ‘Egypt Station.’

Life is a simple stroll after a long and winding road.

You Might Want to Catch This

Jeff Daniels + Paul Giamatti + Guy Pearce + Sienna Miller + Mark Strong +

Paul Rudd?

Apparently, yes. What’s more is that the affable Paul Rudd may have taken the right role for transitioning into a dramatic role.

While the ending shot subtly suggests that Mr. Rudd may not have completely escaped into this serious story, without seeing the full film, it’s tough to write his effort off as a dramatic role in name only. There are some comedic actors who can seamlessly transition into a variety of characters akin to Daniel Day-Lewis. Can everyone’s best friend extend his range all the way back to the 1940s?

Totes magotes We’ll have to wait and see if people will love it, man.

The Catcher Was a Spy arrives in movie theaters on July 19, 2018.

DC Comics Phones the Home of Steven Spielberg

Did he answer?

The iconic filmmaker is tackling his first DC Comics property, the World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk.

Spielberg, along with his Amblin Entertainment, will produce Blackhawk for Warner Bros. and is developing it as a directing vehicle, the studio announced Tuesday. The move reteams him with the studio behind his latest tentpole, Ready Player One.

David Koepp, who has worked with Spielberg writing the blockbusters Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is penning the script.
–Borys Kit, “Steven Spielberg Tackling DC Comics Movie ‘Blackhawk,'” The Hollywood Reporter

DC Comics officially has all bragging rights concerning its cinematic director’s club. Of course, there’s Richard Donner. And now Steven Spielberg. Following the massively successful Ready Player One, Mr. Spielberg will be embracing the superhero genre seen throughout the aforementioned film for the first time in his illustrious filmmaking career.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not small news. Particularly with the recent struggles for DC’s movies, signing Steven Spielberg is a game-changer.

While I’ve always wanted Mr. Spielberg to direct a new Superman film and/or trilogy with his team at Amblin, he is perfectly suited for the DC Comics character and story based during World War II. Having already tackled this war in a couple different lights, fans of movies and great storytelling–not just DC Comic fans–should be excited.

Steven Spielberg has proven he can do virtual reality motion-capture at a brilliant level, as well as gritty realism whilst subtly interweaving movie magic that hits a crashing crescendo by the end of the third act with a signature-impact that lasts a lifetime.

DC Comics has allied themselves with the right movie director.

P.S. Check out the Amblin logo below. Notice anything ‘super’ about it? 

Amblin Entertainment - LOGO

Just saying.