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Covers for There Will Be Blood

What do you notice about the above covers for There Will Be Blood? Look closely at the title for the cover on the right. The blackletter type can make it hard to see. The cover on the right reads “Where Will Be Blood”

Some friends loaned me this “advanced” copy (doesn’t release on Amazon until the 8th of April) of the movie last night and I had to share the cover. Take a look at the text on the back and see if you can make any sense of the copy.

Funny body copy

You can see a larger version with more of the great text here. I can’t really give a full review of the movie because the advanced beta copy from China skipped around a bit and I am pretty sure that I missed some important parts. I can say however that the movie, in my opinion, is not too bad. I don’t think it is as great as most people claim, but not too bad. The music was very interesting. Jason Kottke has links to lots more information and reviews.

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Finally!

Sean finally received his deluxe edition of the Helvetica film yesterday and I watched it. It is a really well done documentary and deserves all of the high praise it has received throughout the film festival circuit as well as the design related blog-o-sphere. It is very interesting, very informative and very entertaining. It also has a very nice soundtrack with some excellent bands. I would recommend this film to anyone.

And it also lets me know that I am not alone. There are others out there like me. You might be one of them.

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Stranger Than Fiction


We watched the movie Stranger Than Fiction on Friday night, and I like it very much. Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman are all great, the story and directing are wonderful and the graphics are outstanding. Even Kristin made a comment on the graphics being cool. These little diagrams have been skillfully added to the movie and really help to tell the story of Harold Crick. They were done by a motion graphics firm in Kansas City called MK12, and really add to the charm of the movie and make the internal thoughts of Harold stand out. You can watch the opening sequence on their site.

Two thumbs up, I highly recommend it.

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