I’ve been curious to know find out who did the make-up art for the new Batman film, especially for Joker. Because it is incredibly expressive and darker then the first film with Jack Nicholson. On Wikipedia, there is a note about the influence coming from: “We gave a Francis Bacon spin to [his face].” Wow! Specifically “Study of a Portrait” (1953) by Bacon, and I found this painting which I feel there is some similarity. And for those who are interested to learn more, here is an interview with the “The Dark Knight’s” make-up artist John Caglione, Jr. at Resource 411. Caglione states “The biggest challenge for me was to maintain and keep continuity of the Joker makeup all day in spite of heat and variable weather conditions. I had to match scenes shot in Chicago and the UK but I got to watch Heath Ledger’s completely off-the-hook and physically demanding performance. I had a ball!” -Adriana de Barros, from Scene 360
[Top Image: Heath Ledger as the Joker in “The Dark Knight” (2008). Bottom Image: Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953) ©/by Francis Bacon]
For those who still believe in the future, Luke es el mejor.
Adidas ad, made for Hong Kong and parts of China, featuring Chinese Olympians and sports fans. Created by TBWA China. : The warm-up movements of some of the nation’s Olympic hopefuls as they prepare to compete.
This is a new project I’ve published on my website www.gingermonkeydesign.com
Hope you enjoy!
Every 2nd blog about blogging today seems to be writing about a video showing how to get 2500 subscribers overnight using a Netvibes accounts and an OPML file with thousands of copies of your own feed in it.
I’ve had a lot of people email me to ask what I think about the technique. My response:
1. It’s not surprising to see that it’s Possible – I’ve seen a few bloggers play with this type of technique over the years.
2. It’s an empty Achievement – so your feedburner button is a few thousand more tomorrow than it is today – but ultimately all it means is that you hacked it – no one new is reading your blog.
Cool post showcasing a bunch of recently released movie posters.