Tweet On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series. Hear Kaufmans full lecture here.
Tweet Broadcast (2011) If you have ever wondered what would happen in your own home if you were taken away and everything inside was left to rot, the answer is revealed in this programme which explores the strange and surprising science of decay. For two months, a glass box containing a typical kitchen and garden was left to rot in full public view within Edinburgh Zoo. In this resulting documentary, Dr George McGavin and his team use time-lapse cameras and specialist photography to capture the extraordinary way in which moulds, microbes and insects are able to break down our everyday things and allow new life to emerge from old.
Tweet This is an interactive video of former NFL player and current actor Terry Crews with a bunch of electrodes attached to his various muscle groups that allegedly activate various musical instruments. He plays for a little while, but afterwards you can record your own jam by mashing the buttons on your keyboard like a crazy person. Are the electrodes ACTUALLY playing the instruments? I doubt it. I've been wrong before though.
Tweet The multi-award winning, 'Green Pedestrian Crossing' campaign for the China Environmental Protection Fund. Agency credit to: DDB China (Shanghai Branch)
Tweet Brandon Cronenberg, the son director David Cronenberg birthed when a fleshy pod erupted from his festering boil and scuttled off screeching into a corner before he could incinerate it, has grown up and made his feature-length writing and directing debut with Antiviral. The satire-tinged horror-thriller stars X-Men: First Class's Caleb Landry Jones, and depicts a near future in which celebrity obsession has reached a point that the harvesting and sales of famous persons' diseases and flesh has become a glitterati-fueled business bigger and grosser than Us Weekly. When Landry--a worker in the celebrity pathogen trade--becomes infected with an illness that ends up causing a horrifying death to the starlet that contracted it, he ends up becoming, in the words of co-star Malcolm McDowell, "involved in something sinister." Naturally, "something sinister" also somehow involves disgusting, pulsating back mutations and the above image, because Brandon's gotta make dad proud. See the trailer below.