Many of you will be aware of Rodene’s cancer diagnoses in 2011 and her subsequent fight to become free of this disease that affects so many of us and those we love. Having bravely battled the foul beast over the last few years Rodene continues to campaign for awareness of early diagnoses through encouraging all to “Touch Up Your Loved Ones”, if it weren’t for Duncan doing just that they may never have discovered Rodene needed to get checked ASAP in the first place. Continue reading Signed MOON Poster Auction for Rodene Jones’ Tower Cancer Foundation Chartity
We’re all looking forward to WARCRAFT having been impressed with Duncan Jones’ previous films MOON and Source Code. You might already be a big fan of, and active player in, World of Warcraft and know all about the universe in which the WARCRAFT film will be based. Then again, you may not. So here is a History of Warcraft to bring you up to speed.
You’ve no doubt seen the new Virgin Money ’40 Years Of Better’ commercial directed by Duncan Jones, premièred on UK TV on Sunday 8th January. Some of you have been able to catch it on the big screen as well in the week since at your local picture palaces. So how would you like to see a featurette on the making of this journey through the history of the Virgin Group? Some incredible model miniature work mixed with post production CGI and a hell of a lot of talent. Wrap your eyes round this 🙂
Awards season is gearing up with the BAFTAs taking place on 12th of February, the Academy Awards on February the 26th and more besides. All you voters out there will be working your way through screeners and assorted for your consideration material, so I thought I’d take a moment to pop up a reminder of Duncan Jones second feature Source Code.
Released in April 2011, Source Code is Director Duncan Jones second feature starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright… Continue reading Source Code: For Your Consideration
Duncan Jones presented a MOON & Source Code double bill at the New Beverley Cinema, Los Angeles on the 18th & 19th of November, featuring an introduction of each film, and a Q&A with Duncan and his producer Stuart Fenegan, hosted by Julia Marchese. What the audience on the 18th were not aware of, was the surprise appearance of Sam Bell himself, Sam Rockwell.
For those of us unable to attend, I found a few snippets of the Q&A, and was putting together a post for you to get a flavour of the event. Then I found this…
Fantastic work there by Random Dreamer Studios 🙂
As you may have caught Duncan mention there in the Q&A, Julia at the New Beverly is supporting a campaign to fight for the survival of 35mm film projection in cinemas, please take a moment to read Julia’s post, and sign the petition here.
Portrait of Eve Bell (Kaya Scodelario) from MOON by Massimo Carnevale was spotted by @Songwarmonger on Massimo’s blog. If you are a movie fan, or a fan of damn fine artwork, head over and have a look at the rest of Massimo’s work, incredibly talented chap!
Joe tweeted the beautifully framed poster to Duncan after hanging it over his staircase. Duncan for his part, was truly honoured. And who wouldn’t be honoured to receive such recognition from the incredibly popular author of 20th Century Ghosts, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and comic book series Locke & Key.
Of course mounting such a valuable piece of work can be a risky, and dangerous business, but Joe has assured everyone:
(Note: no lunar objects were damaged in the hanging of the aforementioned movie poster)
As soon as Apple introduced their latest voice recognition system Siri for iOS 5 yesterday, it drew immediate comparisons with the AI assistants present in Sci-Fi films.
But by far the most popular request I noticed, was to get Kevin Spacey to voice Siri, reprising his role as GERTY from Duncan Jones’ MOON. What would it look like? What would he say? You don’t have to wait too long on the internet to find out, we just got this brilliant mock up from Twitter friend @morguendor 🙂
CNN has this slidehow on odd energy sources in the movies, and while some may seem completely impossible (Dilithium crystals) , nice to see MOON there as a representative of future energy solutions through nuclear fusion that may actually be possible within our lifetime… Continue reading CNN Features MOON In Odd Energy Sources In Film