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You've never seen it done like this before. Paris-based creative agency Surface to Air Studio delves into their campaigns and advertisement archives. "Showreel 2014 since 2001" is an electric video that has a lot going on--in about 1 minute you see ads in film, fashion, music and lifestyle sectors. Short clips from i-D, Givenchy, Uniqlo, Dom Perignon (our fave!) and Louis Vuitton are just a few of the campaigns we're reminded of. Watch. Get inspired. See the Surface to Air Studio "Showreel 2014 since 2001" video below. Sene via: Hypebeast
Come on. Lars Von Trier sort of had everybody down after he released Melancholia in 2011. Sure, it was an award-winning picture. It was one of few films that tackled mankind's apocalyptic nightmares without falling into the archive of cliche, uninteresting end-of-the-world movies released before we realized 12/12/12 wasn't the end. Then again, it also left viewers walking out of the theatre plagued by overwhelming feelings of disappointment in humanity and utter hopelessness. In a drastic change of tone, his forthcoming two-part film Nymphomaniac studies one of the most delightful aspects of human life. After all, what in this world evokes hope more than an orgasm? Von Trier's usual suspects, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier serve as the backbone for a cast that sparks interest in and of itself. Other major names appearing in the film include Uma Thurman, Shia Le Beouf, and Christian Slater. A tale of one woman's sexual evolution, the film chronicles self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe's experiences from adolescence to adulthood. The sex scenes are very much real; they feature stand-ins acting out every last detail on film. To preserve the authenticity of the intercourse, Von Trier will actually have the doubles' genitals superimposed onto the cast members' bodies. Today the campaign images for Nymphomanic dropped. The grainy catalog of O face portraits are the latest in a calculated, racy marketing rollout for the film. Four mini-trailers, artfully dubbed "appetizers" are available for viewing on the film's official YouTube channel. Nymphomaniac is set to premiere in Denmark in late December, and France a month later. Magnolia Pictures is yet to give details about an American release date, but rumors of a hardcore version premiering at Cannes 2014 come in the wake of Von Trier's ban from the fest after he made Hitler-sympathetic comments a few years ago. Though nothing's confirmed, if Cannes opens their doors to Von Trier again this film will garner attention for its audacity, at the very least. Stay tuned for updates and check out all the campaign photos below. We think Udo Kier takes the cake, but Mia Goth definitely gets an honorable mention.
Postcards to Alphaville project has created a whole new way of "communicating" with them. Artists (like past hearty Featured Artist Andrea Wan) watch their favorite films (again) and then design a postcard in honor of their favorite character. Some of the odes so far include Isaac from Manhattan (see above), Nurse Ratched from One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Frank from Blue Velvet, and the result is a postcard that embodies the essence of the film in both literal and abstract ways. This time, grab a pen instead of the popcorn. Check out some of the Postcards to Alphaville creations below.
Pris by Julio Dolbeth
Agnes by Andrea Wan
The hearty staff pick their favorite "Halloweenie" movies The nights are getting longer and Halloween is just around the corner so we decided to gathered up some hearty magazine staff members and ask them to name their favourite scary movie. Turns out most of us are total wussbags who can't hack any, well, hacking. Most of the movies fall into two categories: witches or demon possession. If there was a movie about witches being possessed by demons, I'm sure we would all love it. Check out our staff picks of spooky Halloween films and let us know what your favorite horror flick is--but if it's too scary, we probably won't watch it. Click here to see the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! HANA MAY, Editorial Director Hocus Pocus I can't even watch scary commercials (seriously) so my favorite Halloween movie is pretty PG. When I was younger, I wanted to dress up like Sarah Jessica Parker's character for Halloween. In hindsight, I don't know why I wanted to dress up like the stupid one. I couldn't understand why, when I called Value Village to ask them if they had the costume, they didn't carry it. Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! ZYANNA O'CONNELL, Photo Editor Insidious This movie is made by the same people as Paranormal Activity and Saw so you know it's gonna be creepy. A couple and their young children move into a house...which is haunted! One of the boys falls into a coma, except the doctors don't think it is a coma, and his brother claims he sees him walk around at night. He has been possessed by a demon and needs an exorcism/medium. Typical cheese, but it's pretty creepy. I really like any movie or TV show that involves creepy kids, haunted houses and shadows creeping from behind the door. This movie made me scared to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Plus, the dad in the movie is pretty cute, so it gets extra points there. Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! MEL ZEE, Editorial Intern The Blair Witch Project Every summer I get in trouble for being boring. This is mostly because I will never go camping. When I was a kid, I loved tenting! Setting it up, having fires, going swimming. Camping memories are some of my favorite. Then I saw The Blair Witch Project. I know it's on the tamer side of scary, but for some reason, it's still really unnerving to me. I can't shake it. I'm not even ashamed to say (okay maybe a little) that it still scares the shit out of me. Click here to see more of hearty's favourite scary movies! MISH WAY, Writer The Craft I have a major soft spot for this movie because when I saw it at the end of grade six, I was convinced that I could become a witch (I’m sure you did too). I went to the library and spent endless hours researching ghosts, spells, witch craft and so on. I even started journal where I would write down legends and spells. Binding spells were the cherry on my freak show sundae. I even convinced some of my friends to get into being witches and start a coven of our own. This worked for a while until my friend's Mom freaked out because she was convinced that I was trying to start a cult. She called my mom and the whole thing ended with my own real life witch trial. Of course, I lost. I will always love The Craft because it made me feel powerful. Only women are witches, witches have power, I am powerful. (Also, they cast a spell that causes Marsha Brady to lose her hair. She was being a racist bitch after all. Somewhere out in movie land Jan Brady is stoked.) Anyway, this is my idea of Halloween. Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! MICHELLE GRAPES, Advertising Paranormal Activity The only movie that actually scares me is Paranormal Activity. Why? For the same reason I'm afraid of balloons--I hate random and unexpected loud sounds and that movie has a ton of them. It also didn't help that my boyfriend at the time was just as scared as me. But anyway, here's a brief summary of Paranormal Activity. This couple moves into this house, weird stuff starts happening, they decide to record their nights, and then BAM! Demons come into play. Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! DANA ISABELLE, Social Media Director Practical Magic To this day, when there is a red ring around the moon I do my best to stay inside and be still and quiet. I can't believe how deep I was back then, this is more beautiful than I even remember. "But still, sometimes when the wind is warm or the crickets sing I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I've had my happiness." DAYUM, Sandra. (Note: Embedding for this clip was disabled but I found the same one in Hungarian. Sorry Dana! Watch the English version here.) Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies! JESS BLOOM, Writer Cannibal Girls This is a canuxploitation film, directed by Ivan Reitman, from 1973. It stars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin who play a couple stuck in a small Ontario town full of cannibals. Even with the hot chicks eating people, it's still more camp than horror. "They love every man they meet: first to death, then for dinner." Click here to see more of the hearty staff's favorite scary movies!
Supreme enlists, Writer, Director, Filmmaker, Harmony Korine for a pair of skate decks You probably know Harmony Korine best from his movie Kids, which scared us as youth into wearing condoms. Maybe still a little scared. Depicting NYC in the 90s and the encompassing skate scene, the movie stars Chloe Sevigny and Leo Fitzpatrick and features NY skaters like Harold Hunter and Justin Pierce. Pretty much, a collaboration with Supreme was destined. On October 6 Supreme will be releasing two skateboard decks with original artwork by Harmony Korine. Preview the Harmony Korine for Supreme decks below.