cussing fantastic

fantastic mr fox is just as amazing as i thought it would be. i’m not going to get into it, because i think you should just watch it yourself as soon as you can. i laughed myself silly at almost every moment in this movie, but perhaps the funniest bit was when a south african accent just popped up out of nowhere. typical wes anderson humour, i suppose.

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i really really loved this film, and it warrants many more views just to appreciate every detail and nuance. if it doesn’t get nominated for an academy award, it’ll be a cussing shame i tells ya.

oh and since i’ve already done way too many posts on FMF, i’m just going to tack this on here. a book designed by pentagram about The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox (you can buy it at amazon) :

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Angus Hyland was commissioned to design the book to accompany Fantastic Mr Fox, the latest film by Wes Anderson. Hyland and his team were given an overwhelming array of materials with which to work. These included: Wes Anderson’s drawings, along with his annotated scripts; pictures of props, sets and puppets; the Chaffin illustrations; stills from the film; concept designs and character development drawings; material swatches for costumes; and technical drawings and interviews with Wes and Eric Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and Liccy Dahl.

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dream of running careless through the snow

i won’t make a habit of posting youtube videos, but this song has resurfaced in my playlist this past week and has enjoyed numerous repeat plays once again (it’s in the top ten most played songs on my ipod). cute video, too.

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wines of the cape

i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.

if you’re a fan of mid century illustration, be sure to check out this flickr group as well as the mid-century modernist.

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unhappy hipsters

my twitter & rss feed exploded with unhappy hipsters yesterday. this is too funny not to mention. “it’s lonely in the modern world”… whoever writes the captions deserves a high five.

The things that once so defined him — shag carpeting, Room & Board sofas, monogamy — now suffocated him.

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rock on

jeesy, i haven’t done a music post in a while! come to think of it, i was working on a timeline of the music that shaped my life (when i say timeline and working, i mean me flipping through my old CD collection) – but that soon turned into a mini-essay and i decided i wouldn’t bore you with such inanities.

well, this is one of the songs that i would include on my music history list.  funkdoobiest – rock on was on almost constant repeat sometime during 1998. it’s a stellenbosch / cape town / beach / sundowners / road trip tune.

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