Not Signed-In
Which clippings match 'Texas' keyword pg.1 of 1
25 OCTOBER 2013

Working gun made with 3D printer

"The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas. Anti-gun campaigners have criticised the project. Europe's law enforcement agency said it was monitoring developments. ...

The idea is that as the printers become cheaper, instead of buying goods from shops, consumers will instead be able to download designs and print out the items at home. But as with all new technologies, there are risks as well as benefits."

(Rebecca Morelle, 6 May 2013)

1

TAGS

20133D printing • ABS plastic • anti-gun campaign • ATF • BBC World Serviceblueprint • Cody Wilson • complex solid objects • controversial group • cost effectivecriminal acts • crypto-anarchist • cybercrime • Defense Distributed (organisation) • destructive potentialethical considerations • Europol • firearm • freely availablegun • gun control • gun laws • law enforcementlaw studentmanufacturing • National Firearms Act • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence • personal liberties • plasticpotential for harmprinterproduct designtechnological determinismtechnological developmentstechnological instrumentalismtechnology as neutralTexas • Undetectable Firearms Act • University of Texas • US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
12 JANUARY 2013

The Last Picture Show: stark black and white cinematography

"Bogdanovich's coming of age story, set in 1950s rural Texas, is an achingly accurate portrayal of small-town life and the compromises and disappointments that mark the passage from adolescence to adulthood. In contrast to his contemporaries, who experimented with style and new filmmaking techniques inspired by the French New Wave, Bogdanovich looked back to classical Hollywood, utilizing stark black and white cinematography, deep focus and a traditional narrative structure. The film is striking in its lack of nostalgia for the past, focusing instead on the desperation of a dying community and way of life, embodied by the shuttering of the lonely movie house."

(Harvard Film Archive)

"The Last Picture Show", Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. With Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd. US 1971, 35mm, b/w, 118 min.

1

TAGS

1950sadolescenceadulthoodblack and whitecinematography • classical Hollywood • compromises • Cybill Shepherddeep focusdesperation • disappointment • dying community • French New Wave • Harvard Film Archive • Jeff Bridges • John Schlesinger • lack of nostalgia for the past • loneliness • mark the passage • Mel Brooks • movie house • movie theatre • new filmmaking techniques • Peter Bogdanovichrural • rural Texas • shuttering • small town • small town life • stark • stark black and white cinematography • Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) • TexasTimothy Bottoms • traditional narrative structure • way of life

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
12 JANUARY 2013

The Last Picture Show: ode to a Texan small town

"It's hard to overestimate the influence of Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971) ... on all those other elegiac movies about lost youth and crumbling dreams in small American towns that followed it in such huge numbers. We know the storylines, which never vary much. Boy meets girl. They fall in love and think their relationship will last forever but war/adulthood/pregnancy intervenes. Old school friends spend a last summer of high jinks together. They vow eternal loyalty to one another but then the autumn rolls in and their lives drag them off in very different directions. The visual clichés are familiar, too: by the final reel, the once teeming street is empty, with wind blowing the dust, or the old café where the friends used to meet is boarded up. ...

When Bogdanovich revisited Thalia with a belated sequel, Texasville, in 1990, the results were mixed at best. What had made the original so distinctive was the youth of the characters played by Shepherd, Bottoms and Bridges - their curiosity, innocence and their sense of yearning. Witnessing their travails in middle age simply didn't have the same impact. The real follow-up to The Last Picture Show wasn't Texasville but the films that were made - and are still being made today - in its mould."

(The Independent, 18 March 2011)

1
2

TAGS

1971adolescence • American Graffiti (1973) • Archer City • arthouse cinema • Big Wednesday (1978) • black and white • broken dreams • Cloris Leachman • coming of age • crumbling dreams • Cybill Shepherd • Diner (1982) • Easy Rider (1969) • Eileen Brennan • femme fatale • football coach • Hank Williams • high school • illicit relationship • innocenceintrospectionJeff Bridges • juvenile • Korean War • Larry McMurtry • lost youth • nakedPeter Bogdanovich • pool hall • provincial town • rite of passage • roughhouse • Rumble Fish (1983) • Sam Bottoms • self-conscious • sense of yearning • sexsmall townsmall town America • sombre • soulful • Stand By Me (1986) • swimming • teenage temptress • teenagersTexas • Texasville (1990) • Thalia • The Last Picture Show (1971) • The Outsiders (1983) • Timothy Bottoms • would-be rebel • youth

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
18 MARCH 2011

The Art of the Title Sequence: a compendium

"A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and user comments."

(Ian Albinson)

Fig.1 Ian Albinson, David Horridge, M. Keegan Uhl, Bill Simmon (2011). 'A Brief History of Title Design', Music: RJD2 "Ghostwriter"

1
2

TAGS

Alien (film) • Anatomy of a Murder • animation • Barbarella • Brazil (film) • Bullitt • Buried (film) • Cape Fear • Carnivale (film) • Casino Royale • Catch Me If You Can • cinemaCitizen Kane • compendium • compilationcredit sequence • Dawn of the Dead • Delicatessen (film) • design formalism • Dexter • Do The Right Thing • Donnie BrascoDr Strangelove • Dr. No • Enter The Void • Fallen Angel • Fight Club • film • Forrest Gump • Freaked • Goldfinger • Grand Prix • Gun CrazyHollywood • Intolerance (film) • Iron Man (film) • Juno • King KongLady in the Lake (1947) • Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events • Machete • Mad Men • Make Way For Tomorrow • Mean Streets • Mimic (film) • Mission Impossible • Modern Times (1936) • motion designmotion graphicsmotion graphics timeline • My Man Godfrey • Natural Born Killers • North by Northwest • Phantom of the Opera • Psycho • Raging Bull • Reservoir Dogs • RJD2 • Robin Hood • Saturday Night Fever • Scott Pilgrim vs the World • Se7ensequence design • Sherlock Holmes • Singing in the Rain • Six Feet Under • Soylent Green • Star WarsSupermanTexas • The Fall (film) • The Island of Dr. Moreau • The Kingdom • The Maltese Falcon • The Man With the Golden Arm • The Naked Gun • The Pink Panther • The Social Network • The Terminator • The Thing • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre • The Untouchables • title sequenceTo Kill a Mockingbird • Up In The Air • Vertigo (1958)visual communicationvisual designvisual identityvisual spectacle • Wall•E • Zombieland

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
12 MAY 2009

Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform

"Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter? Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat as well as to share news and latest developments from Mexico, Texas, Kansas and New York (you can check most recent Twitter updates on the subject by searching for "swine flu" and "#swineflu"). And despite all the recent Twitter-enthusiasm about this platform's unique power to alert millions of people in decentralized and previously unavailable ways, there are quite a few reasons to be concerned about Twitter's role in facilitating an unnecessary global panic about swine flu."
(Evgeny Morozov, 25-04-2009)

1

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
Sign-In

Sign-In to Folksonomy

Can't access your account?

New to Folksonomy?

Sign-Up or learn more.