If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles. After the jump you will see a compilation of the artwork I have found thus far. New pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. We should have another preview closer to the show. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!
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When I was a kid I believed Hoverboards were real. No, I wasn’t particularly stupid — I just was a bit gullible. During a Making Of Back To The Future Part II television special, director Robert Zemeckis said, in all seriousness, that the the hoverboards used in the movie were real, yet they were not being released to the public due to parental complaints regarding safety. Of course, Zemeckis was joking, but many people didn’t realize it at the time. Mattel actually received tons of letters demanding that they release the hoverboards to the public, and the Back to the Future cast/crew claim “are hoverboards real?” is one of the most frequently asked questions they receive.
But now Hoverboards are real (kinda). French artist Nils Guadagnin has created an electromagnetic replica of the hoverboard from Back to the Future 2.
The Hoverboard is a project born in 2008 for an exhibition named “Back To the future”. It is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air. In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it’s a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.
After the jump you can see more photos and even a video of the hoverboard in action. I would actually pay if they made these available with a small stand.
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Dan Meth has created a movie timeline for futuristic movies, proving that the future presented in sci-fi classics are rooted in alternatie parrellel universes. Check out the full timeline after the jump.
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Alternative Ending for Back to the Future 2
The Pitch: This alternative ending to Back tot he Future would cut the runtime of the film down to a brisk 23 minutes and eliminate the need for that whole third movie.
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