A photograph from the mid 1930s of the Sound Effects Department library at 20th Century Fox Studios, Building #41. Via this post (by a different Jeff Thompson!)
Strange, super-minimalistic raw film of a test nuclear explosion from 1953. After several minutes of flickering gray and quiet ambient sound, the blast fills the screen all-white, then receeds to a silent, washed-out mushroom cloud. This is followed nearly a minute later by a sharp, dull blast sound (since the speed of sound is much slower than light). The video concludes with several minutes of gray clouds.
Via: Nuclear Secrecy blog
Very strange hand-drawn animation by Jan-Eric Nyström from 1974.
Via: Nyström’s site (with the weirdest lefthand menu ever but also lots of great info on making 16mm animation)
Watched the third Dirty Harry movie last night called “The Dead Pool“. It’s from 1988, so it has a completely different feel than the first two. Included in that are the weird jokes that pop up. During a newscast, in the teleprompter you can see the words “Good night… and good riddance!”
In a rare and interesting moment, an episode of “Law & Order: SVU” where the camera is not in the third person, but a POV shot. Seen through Elliot Stabler’s eyes, while wearing glasses. A strange moment of internalization on a show that is has such a clear sense of style.
Season 9, Episode 7.