The Art of Film & TV Title Design

The credits are often the first thing we see when we watch a great film or TV show, but the complexity and artistry of title design is rarely discussed.  From PBS Off Book, a quick look at the thinking behind the opening titles for TV shows and movies, including Zombieland, Mad Men, and Se7en.

Stumble of the Day

Rash of UFO Sightings Around the World

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There’s been a lot of UFO sightings in the USA, England, Canada and Australia, all reporting seeing an object in the sky shaped like a pyramid.

Coincidence? Conspiracy? You decide. Here’s a few links below with more detail but if you only read one, go to the HuffPost article which also has several videos of some of these events in the last week.

Triangle-Shaped UFOs Buzz Over United States, England And Australia[Huffington Post]

UFO: Couple reports Pyramid-like object over Cambridge, Ontario [Digital Journal]

Op-Ed: Australian UFO witness reports intelligent-like orbs[Digital Journal]

Triangle UFO formation spotted in sunny skies over Sydney [Examiner]

‘Triangle’ UFO Zooms Across Australian Sky Wednesday [Gather]

Conspiracy

Is Batman Gay?

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Grant Morrison is a writer for Action Comics, he’s also spent a bit of time revamping the Batman comics. So he’s delved into the psyche of the flying rodent superhero and can tell us a thing or two about him. In a recent Playboy interview, Grant confirms some of what has been rumored for many years when he says the character is “very, very gay”.

As Grant tells Playboy:

"He’s very plutonian in the sense that he’s wealthy and also in the sense that he’s sexually deviant. Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay."

Some of the comic purists may claim this is heresy, I would refer them to ComicBookMovie’s defense of Grant’s claim of Batman’s gayness.

Frankly, I don’t care if Batman is gay, though I do like the storylines revolving around Batman and Cat Woman and that would be a shame if the sexual tension between the two is a sham.

Superheroes

News of the Week–Dinos, Superheroes, Nanotech, Windfarms, Deep Drilling and more…

 

image Shark Populations Are Plummeting in Areas Near Humans. Shark populations have recently fallen by up to 90 percent in some areas. – [Planetsave]
image Wind farms may have warming effect. Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power. – [Reuters]
image Japan deep-sea drilling probe sets world record. A Japanese deep-sea drilling probe has set a new world record for depth, reaching 7740 meters (25400 feet) below the sea surface. – [Fox News]
image Foods and packaging containing nanoparticles may require more scrutiny. The FDA has previously stated that nanotechnology is not inherently unsafe; however, materials at the nano scale can pose different safety issues. – [Sci-Tech Today]
image A new study may explain many mysteries about dinosaurs, such as why enormous species had such small offspring, why non-flying dinos went extinct, and why today’s birds fly. Large body size, egg-laying ways of dinos may have helped to do them in – [MSNBC]
image Summer movie preview: It’s a superhero smackdown. The Avengers vs Spider-Man vs Batman (and don’t forget Men in Black 3)– [Journal Gazette]
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