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Unicorns & Town

British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”. There were over 600 entries.

The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative & be a compelling story. The winner was “Porcelain Unicorn” from American director Keegan Wilcox.

It’s a story of the lifetimes of two people who are totally opposite, yet, very much the same – all told in less than 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, back in Ireland, presumably in an effort to boost the local economy, a website called DublinTown has been launched.¬†An initiative between Dublin City Business Improvement District and local small business owners, the site highlights all that ‘Town’ has to offer both to locals and to tourists. It’s beautifully laid out and the video for the launch has been doing the rounds on social networking sites. It does make me miss the Dublin between the canals.

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April 30, 2012 · 11:57 am

John Lewis adverts, reloaded

No doubt, many of you will by now have seen this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert depicting a little boy waiting impatiently for Christmas, so that he can give his parents their present.

However, this version has been doctored with the music (originally Slow Moving Millie’s cover of Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want) now playing the theme from The Shining. The whole meaning is changed dramatically.

And this parody by Bourgeois & Maurice is fantastic:

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December 11, 2011 · 12:24 am