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Star Wars in the Real World of War   Leave a comment


                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Posted December 1, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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The Amazing Visuals of the World’s Largest Floating Stage   Leave a comment


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When the sun begins to hide under the waters of Lake Constance, Austria, the formidable Bregenz Festival show raises the imaginary curtain on the world largest floating stage. From that moment, the 7,000 spectators gathered in the auditorium will dive into an overwhelming visual and audio feast outdoors in opera format.

Throughout its long history, the Austrian festival has built some of the most amazing designs ever seen on stage. An artistic and logistical effort to create a new project every two years, set in the beautiful landscape around.

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2011/2012: André Chénier (Umberto Giordano), was inspired by the famous painting of the French revolutionary Marat.

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Twilight on the shores of the lake. An extraordinary setting that no theater can match.

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2007/2008: Tosca (Giacomo Puccini). The colossal iris transformed in a mechanical mobile platform, becoming a new circular stage.

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2001/2002: La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini), updated the absinthe with Ricard pastis in the Latin Quarter of Paris.

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Bregenz Festival productions usually tries to give a twist to the traditional opera repertoire, staging original and even extravagant plays.

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1999/2000: Un ballo in maschera (Giuseppe Verdi). The image of the grim skeleton watching the tiny figures moving on a book-stage, is definitely one of the most memorable icons of all time from the festival.

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1997/1998: Porgy & Bess (George Gershwin) reproduced an apocalyptic scenography Mad Max style. Originally the opera was set in the Afro-American population of the United States. From this play comes the song Summertime popularized by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, among others.

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1995/96: Fidelio modernized the sole opera composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in a setting that turned the streets of lower class households in overcrowded prison cells

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1991/1992: Carmen (Georges Bizet). Occult on stage, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra plays the music that touches the spectators through a sophisticated audio system hidden in the amphitheater. Also, when interpreters are walking, their voices move with them too.

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Back to 2013/2014: This is how awesome looked the new stage for Mozart’s Magic Flute.

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Die Zauberflöte had dragons connected by catwalks and an underwater railway to carry some set elements, like this giant crystal turtle.

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Bregenz 2015/2016 is performing the classic play of Giacomo Puccini set in Beijing, Turandot.

Posted February 1, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Japanese Crowd Control   Leave a comment


Time Lapse of Crowd Control in Tokyo Japan for Comic Market.

Images are created by Moconago and taken at Comiket which is the world’s largest self publishing comic book fair that is held twice a year in Tokyo.

Posted December 31, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Those Editorial Cartoonists: Edgy Commentary combined with Bright Drawing   1 comment


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Posted December 17, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Trump-a-Dump   Leave a comment


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This clown is still ahead in the polls.  What does that say about the average republican voter? Oh yes, Sarah Palin almost made it to the white house. Rest my case.

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Posted December 6, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Wild and Crazy Statues from around the World   Leave a comment


Mustangs, Las Colinas, Texas

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Expansion, New York

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The Monument of an Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

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Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon

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People of the River by Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore

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The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York

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 Break Through From Your Mold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

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 Nelson Mandela, South Africa

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 De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

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 Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, USA

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Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

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 Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

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 Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

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Rundle Mall Pigs, Adelaide, Australia

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Kelpies, Grangemouth, UK (To put this into scale, note the man at the bottom, middle).

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Boxing gloves. Pan Am Boxing Club, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Posted December 5, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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‘Neon’ movie posters of cult films by Quentin Tarantino, Dario Argento, Stanley Kubrick and more   Leave a comment


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The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) neon movie poster

Using the art of “one point perspective” (an approach to art that began as early as the 15th century in Europe that utilizes a “vanishing point” on the horizon point of the image) two Italian twin brothers (working under the moniker Van Orton Design) took on the task of digitally reimagining movie posters based on cult films from directors like Dario Argento and Wes Anderson, in vivid electric neon color schemes.

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Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)

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Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Although the twins used modern methods to obtain their striking results, there is a distinct old-school feel to their posters that homage some of cinema’s greatest achievements of the past 50 years. The brothers, who appear to prefer to remain nameless and obscure their faces with masks, have also managed to have the films be seen through fresh eyes due to their unique presentation and interpretation of different, unforgettable scenes in the films themselves. Such as the moment Marcellus Wallace unfortunately strolled in front of the beat up Honda that Butch Coolidge was driving in Pulp Fiction (pictured above) before everything goes to shit for both of them.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

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2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

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Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986)

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Army of Darkness ( Sam Raimi, 1992)

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Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)

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The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

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Posted December 3, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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